Hi Westerham Dad,
We are in the same boat (or raft!).St Olave's is our first choice has been since my daughter joined Newstead 5 years ago.He was also quite happy after the exam,( but did say the Eng comp was hard), I think it was the sheer relief that it was the last test!
I have been in quite a state actually about the whole thing, post exam, thinking - what if he does not make it? Should I appeal? On what grounds? It's first past the post, isn't it? I have played all these scenarios in my head- even went into the appeals section to ask about appealing for St O and the results are not out yet!
I keep telling myself that the 2nd choice another garmmar in Dartford is just as good, but deep, deep down in my heart I sooo.. much want him to get into St Olave's. Anyway, good luck to you and everyone else and may the new year bring us good news