Thanks SP, really appreciate the support
We'll be attending the open morning at LWC on 24th September. I'm prepared with the list of questions to ask from a previous post on this site - it's such a useful forum for so many things!
In the same week we're also going to the open evenings at the local comprehensives to which we will also apply, need to sort out what preference we're going to go with. The catchment school, Ofsted rated grade 3, but transport provided (we're in a rural area) and where most of her friends will go, and a school 3 miles further away, Ofsted rated grade 2, but out of catchment and only public transport available (2 buses). The out of catchment school is always undersubscribed because there is are 2 grade 1 schools in the same area which are always over-subscribed, so if we put it as 1st preference, we will be offered a place there. Decisions, decisions...
I'm hoping DD will really appreciate the difference between the comps and LWC and understand why I'm asking her to do Bond revision papers in preparation for the entrance test!