Thank you for your replies. Sabanna, I wondered if this is what has happened to DD's book - I still have other children at the school so perhaps they are intending to send the book home when they have finished with it. Over the last year my DD has turned from being an organised and reliable child into one that forgets to pass on vital messages, forgets to hand in her homework and keeps half a used rainforest in her book bag, so chances are she only heard half the message about the literacy book and invented the rest
Gypsypony, thank you for the info. No where in all the bumpf I've had from SHS does it explain how the children are streamed/setted. So am I right in saying that they are not setted at all even for maths/literacy until year 9? And then in year 9 can they be in for example Stream 1 for Maths, but Stream 5 for Literacy, or is it the same Stream for all subjects? Sorry to bombard you with questions, but I don't know anyone with an older child at SHS that I can ask.