Just an update and to help parents next year who search the forum for information.
St Clement Danes was our first choice school (no sibling, nor distance eligibility so application was for academic place only - 21 places)
On 1st March DD was 44 on CI list
After 1st re-run of CI list at end of March DD was 29
As of today (17th May) DD is 21st
This means we have jumped 23 places.
For parents next year, even though SCD only take 21 children on academic, if you are in the 20's on the CI list then you have a good chance of getting offered a place through CI.
We are now going to focus 100% on our allocated school (2nd choice) which we are also extremely happy with