One post made by crosscountrymum in Oct last year quoted:-"School census for Gloucestershire May 2014 so last academic year.
Y5 - 6021 - the cohort that received results yesterday.
Y4 - 5986 - will take 11+ Sept 2015
Y3 - 6157 - bigger than this year and it only gets worse!
Obviously out of county students also apply so they will contribute. Wonder how many of the 1300 sharing with Pate's this year were in-county?"
When I read the press report I thought that was low numbers for all schools tbh.
I'm guessing so many people want a GS place, and schools have to deal with large numbers appealing. Getting more finance per head, could lead to increasing PANs, especially if they have classrooms that are not being used every lesson