Actually the lowest offer last year in area 1 last year was 339 so I guess that at 330 we have no hope for LSS? Can somebody add to this?
To guarantee a place, just play the system. Move in or rent a place for few months to qualify for the inner area and you guarantee a place. £500x6 months = £3000 cost and perfectly legal. Lots of people will do it this year.
Playing the system is the ethos of LSS. Average GCSEs is over 15 per child = more points = top of GCSE tables. They are not mostly A or A* either. I would say 10As is better than 5As and 10Bs. But with the new EB tables, LSS is nowhere to be seen.
Play within the rules to get what you want.