A quick update:
No more movement as yet and we still wait. Just for information on process (for anyone else who is going through this or considering it), the school was pretty helpful when asked and did confirm his interview ranking as being ok (not exceptional or mediocre).
Then it went as follows:
- 100 kids in the previous year, and 105 places available next year. So, assuming all renew from previous year, then there are 5 places available
- but some don't renew, typically 5% or so, and leave the school for whatever reason, so maybe about 10 places total once the leavers are confirmed (but if more/less leave, then more/less places of course
- the process of the school finding out who will be leaving before next term takes time of course, and timign couldn't be assured beyond that it would be some time later this year once more information on the numbers was known
Numerically there were 49 kids on the waiting list for these 5+ places. So thats the odds. No exact idea how the debenture comes into it, but I assume the 49 are ranked according to the criteria specified on the website of 1) siblings 2) passport) 3) debenture, but still not sure how the kids who might have been ranked exceptional in their interview would be placed in relation to those three categories (again assuming most of the 49 are the mainstream "good' ranked in the interview - lots of assumptions...).
I didn't ask if 5 offers had gone out already in respect of the new places, so thats a possibility too.
So, in summary, still waiting with crossed fingers.....