Just thought I'd throw this one into the mix.......
Two girls just received their Nonsuch results. Both attend same junior school, both receive exactly the same mark (low 230s). They live 5 minutes away from each other, but one is in catchment, one a matter of yards outside catchment.
The one in catchment will almost certainly get an offer come allocation day, the other almost certainly won't.
Now I'm firmly on the fence with this one and inevitably when a school has a catchment there will always be cases like this. However, I wouldn't like to be the parent who has to explain to their child that although she's as bright as her school friend (and their journey to school would be exactly the same) she can't go to the school because mummy and daddy don't live slightly further up the same road.
True story (and please don't shoot the messenger )