According to the info provided with the application though, Birley was oversubscribed last year.
With even a few 'catchment area' pupils and applicants with siblings in the school not getting places they are expecting the same for next years intake, so you must weigh up the likleyhood of actually getting a place against the possibilty that you might loose a place at your local catchemnt school.
In a worst case scenario, you could end up with a place at a school that is comparable to Westfiled (on paper, anyway) but that is miles away from your home.
Just a point to consider, can't fault anyone for wanting the best education possible for their kids.
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