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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:55 pm 
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DD achieved 110! :shock: I know that I cannot succeed at my first choice school (LGS) as entrance marks need to be higher than at least 120. Can I appeal for 2nd choice school (SGS)?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:21 pm 
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I'm in the same situation hkgill - I've trawled through the site and the information about slough consortium seems so confusing and is mostly old. I want to know if I can appeal to all 3 consortium schools on my CAF based on academic evidence.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:34 pm 
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As much as I have managed to find out from the forum is that we can appeal to 2nd choice school with permission from the 2nd choice school governing body. We will ring the school on monday to find out. What a dreadful situation to be in. Fully emphathise with you natural. :?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:45 pm 
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Hi hkgill
Just wondered what SGS said? Both LGS and St B insisted the appeal must be made only at LGS, wondering if I should call up SGS and see if they would accept an appeal? Did you have any luck?


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:43 pm 
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Let me be clear - you have a legal right of appeal for any school you applied to on your CAF, if you have been refused.

(I'm assuming the consortium is not operating a Bucks-type system where a single appeal against non-qualification has been possible.)

Slough mum raised this issue with the ombudsman last year:
viewtopic.php?f=35&t=19436&p=244793&hilit=consortium#p244793

As far as I can tell from this post, the ombudsman upheld her complaint, and the school was told to arrange an appeal:
viewtopic.php?f=35&t=22871&p=268369#p268369

If the situation is confusing, it's because the consortium appears to be making it so!

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:32 pm 
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As the Consortium appeal is also for a place at the school (not the same as Bucks) then you should be able to lodge an appeal for any school on the CAF. If you are refused your right to appeal then I am sure you could take it further.
Unfortunately the consortium appeal system could never be called transparent and seems to be organised in such a way as to dissuade parents from attempting to appeal. It certainly isnt easy to find out the options and the process.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:00 am 
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The way I see it is this -

In the first instance (ie before allocations day) you appeal to your first choice school, (Langley). This will as you say probably be unsuccessful. Then come March1 when you have been refused all grammars, you can then make an appeal to whichever one(s) are of further interest to you.

Good luck .


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:26 pm 
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I agree with you...... especially as the current information is that all appeals will take place after March 1st.

I would appeal for the 1st named school now and then if no grammar is offered at March 1st put in an appeal for the other schools on your CAF.


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