I don't know but it went up a few last year from the year before.
Gail I saw you post yesterday when you said a lots of people has not been offered schools and had been offered schools miles away which were failing? How can this be, as I thought most had a local comp which was ok and why would it be one miles away? Were they for example non Catholic and wanted St Ambrose, maybe hadn't passed other grammar exams. I find it hard to believe there has been an explosion in the number of boys for this year? In the past the girls have generally missed out relative to boys?
I think you are right Tiddlymum, because they passed St Ambrose, they put it down as their only choice and hadn't put a 2nd choice so Trafford has allocated a high school which is miles away. From the sound of it, all the Catholic's that passed and put Ambrose/ Loreto down as first choice got in, it was just the non-Catholics that didn't. Also all the one's that passed Sale seemed to get it too.