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What does Parmiter's motto mean - Nemo Sibi Nascitur?

Luckily SchoolGuru's Grandad was a Latin teacher, so we know this one... 

My son is desperate to get into Watford Grammar School for Boys. In the consortium test, he scored 237 (one point off the mark it says we need). We live in the catchment area, what are our chances?

Well done to your son for doing so well. We hate the fact that kids like yours could be made to feel like a failure. The system sucks. So what can you do? OK... 

I want to buy a house next to Parmiter's, will that get my daughter a place?

It's a tall order for any house to get you into one of the county's hottest schools. But this is how you can maximise your chances...

What's the 'pass mark' for the academic tests?

A 'pass mark'... now if only it were that easy...