Thanks for the info.
The (current) admissions criteria seems to be different for the Girls being simply a pass or fail on the test and then the closest to the school after that.
Yes I agree that the house prices are high but when compared to the cost of private school (x 2 kids) it would make financial sense for us.
Trouble is, like you we are really happy with our current location.
Best of luck for March.
Without doubt being in the area will improve your child's chances of getting in.
we were faced with a similar dilemna and decided we liked where we live too much and altrincham is too damm expensive.we probably live about 5 miles away also.
My son took the exam this year and got 351. That would have been easily enough if we lived in the area, however as we are out of area we have to sit and wait until 1 march to see if he's got in. The passmark in the previous two years for out of area has been 348.
Don't know if any of that helped!!