Good point, I may well give them a ring. I tried emailing previously and didn't get any response so was put off (very easy to do to me as always slightly embarressed about these things!
Your info is useful though 2out3. I guess there won't be any absolutes with all change for this year. Those out of catchement scores seem amazingly high and your DD1 did brilliantly to be offered a place - can I assume you are going through the same for a second daughter this year?
Either way, thanks for responding, guess everyone else is off sunning themselves somewhere! (Shame there isn't a green-faced smiley!)