The way the system is organised in Gloucs means that this is more likely to happen, Capers. Quite a small percentage of children in this area sit the test. However my boys' violin teacher was telling us that many of her pupils go to the grammar schools, at least one will be joining my DS in Tommy's this year.
Interesting that only 2 out of 6 were given places though. When that happened at Tommy's a couple of years back they had to let all the boys in who had te same score regardless of going over their admission no. How have they justified it as I thought the two schools had the same admissions criterea?
Looked up admissions because I was curious about above. I don't know if this has been added since the above case but it says.
In the event of a tie between two or more children when applying criterion 3 (i.e. children obtaining the same score) where there are not enough places available to offer all children a place at the school, a process of random allocation will be followed by the Local Authority.
Would love to know how this 'random' approach is orchestrated as if my child was one of those 6 I would be expecting a high degree of accountability to prove that there had been no bias toward certain pupils at the expense of mine.