But on the other hand it is quite possible that the severe problems to do with admissions to boys grammar schools in West Kent has resulted in local parents investing more and more resources (tutors, software, books, one-on-one at home) into the 11+ process to get 420, basically what you need to be pretty sure of a place in Judd, than they might have done in an area with community grammar schools.
This, in turn, may well have resulted in a permanent shift in the distribution of higher 11+ marks towards a higher concentration of 420 in West Kent. There are, after all, vast amounts of time, money and effort being channelled into the 11+ industry locally. It is difficult to believe that that is not having at least some effect locally.
Would love to know what one needs to do if you have a bright child to guarantee getting a 420...
I.e. when to start the build up, what materials you need, when to employ tutors etc etc.., as state school children are competing with private school children for the same places, and as we know its not a level playing field with private school children getting 'coached' at school, often from year 3 in maths, VR, and NVR..
Any PM's or guidance on this forum would be welcomed