I am truly disgusted by this practice. When I attend the open day at Tiffin I asked one of the Senior Mangement Team about this, I was told that any boy with a higher preference school was removed from the waiting list. Perhaps I should have listen to exactly what was said, a bit like Macbeth and the witches:
And be these juggling fiends no more believed,
That palter with us in a double sense;
That keep the word of promise to our ear,
And break it to our hope.
Although I am not personally affected by this I am writing to the Schools Adjudicator asking them to investigate this practise by Tiffin and other Grammars schools that adminster their waiting list this way. It will be too late for this year I fear, but we need to get this stopped.
We cannot have situation where some parents will deny a place to another child because they have changed their minds