Has your DS been offered a place at SGS? You say it was your 3rd choice. For us it was 2nd and we have been offered a place at our local school (last choice). We are only 3.6 miles away from SGS. Considering last year's last place offered is and I quote "Last place offered to a pupil outside the catchment area with a score of 344 living 4.67 miles from the school" and this year 373 score living 3.6 miles from the school doesn't get an offer would be quite a jump and just doesn't make sense. Scoring is not based on real performance but relative performance to the best score. So there should not be a significant difference from last year.
Or are we missing something?
Ds got his first choice of AGSB, with a score of 380. I was just reflectling and thinking out loud after i read ur post, that we wouldn't have put Sale as third choice if we had known there was no chance of getting a place. I did the Form in the best way i could, to put the schools that we seriously considered and there was an equal chance of getting in all of them. Thats why i was so suprised that your Ds did not receive an offer.
I hope things turn out well for you. Keep us posted.