I am a little confused as to the distance. I was always under the impression that once placed in a band, score didn't matter and it went on distance from school.
I have a friend whose DS was placed in band B, is quite a way down the waiting list but lives quite a bit nearer than 6385.2m.
She is currently waiting for the school to phone her back to discuss it.
Queenie, unless I'm reading their FAQ document on their website wrong, your understanding of the place allocations is correct:
Once all applicants have been placed within a band, the test score and position within the band are disregarded. Priority is given to those in criteria 1 (SEN/Children in Public Care), 2 (Sibling – current), 3 (Medical), 4 (Sibling – past) and 5 (Children of Staff). The remaining applicants in each band are considered under criteria 6 (Distance) and placed in ascending order of distance from the home address to Bushey Meads School (where it is necessary to choose between children living equal distances from the school, the child with the higher test score is awarded the place).
However, it is possible the furthest distance allocation could have been affected by criteria 1,2,3,4 & 5 which takes priority in the place allocations i.e. a child with SEN living 5 miles from the school would get priority over another child in the same band living 1 mile from the school but applying under the distance criteria.