As always the discussion about primary schools revolves once again around HW and BV and those playing the system. It is a reality and neither council nor the schools involved have done much to discourage families to play the system, until now. I do think the new rules about what classifies as a permanent address will help.
However, my point is that there are other schools out there - although I know some on them are now outside catchment for BTC families. Performance tables show that other local schools, such as Alderbrook, are doing really well, even better than HW or BV in some areas, which it's even more remarkable when taking into account their diversity and higher percentage of disadvantaged pupils.
http://www.education.gov.uk/cgi-bin/sch ... me&ord=asc