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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:46 pm 
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Hi,
My son scored 124 in slough 11+ exam. We are planning to apply for Langley grammar school.
what are the chances of getting a place in Langley grammar school please ?

Thanks in advance for sharing your point of view.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 6:26 am 
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Put Langley as your first choice on CAF and put other schools as 2nd, 3rd, 4th choices etc. If it is meant to be, your child will get a place in Langley. He has done well and you should be so very proud of him. Most kids don't even pass these tests.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 7:32 am 
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Drastic Dad wrote:
Put Langley as your first choice on CAF and put other schools as 2nd, 3rd, 4th choices etc.

Totally agree. There is a large number of parents who do not have Langley as their first choice even if their scores would virtually guarantee a place there.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 7:35 am 
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totally agree with @drastic dad

@luvingdad

you can put Langley as your first choice if you are keen to send your DS there. I am not aware of anyone who is keeping a score of inside catchment score for Slough Consortium otherwise you could have guessed what are the chances.

To be honest no one can say this year about the chances of getting Langley as the pressure might become a bit more on the Slough consortium schools this year after Reading Boys and Kendrick introduced catchment policy effective from June 20th , 2014.So people with high scores from outside Reading catchment will not be considered for RB or Kendrick. Again we should remember that the exam for Slough Consortium and Reading being the same, lot of people ticked the box to share their score with Slough Consortium without having any intention of taking up a place there. So the Slough score is much inflated by these high scorer than that actually it is.

Therefore it's quite difficult to predict this year which way the cutoff will go but going by the historical statistics you have chances of getting a place in Langley.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:28 am 
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Completely agree with the posts above. Not everyone(including me) is going to put Langley as first choice even if they are in catchment.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 11:31 am 
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Yes agreed, we and many other friends (I know of at least 5) here in Reading ticked the Slough box and got slough scores 127+. Langley has a catchment this year therefore we would not choose it on the CAF form.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 6:59 pm 
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Many thanks all your for responses and making thing more clear to me. I would certainly include Langley in CAF.

Quick question please . DS also in possible category ( 50 % chances of getting a place) of St Olave school. I am planning to put St Olave as first choice and Langley as 2nd preference. If my son will be put on waiting list of St Olave , scenario would be same as putting Langley as 1st preference ?

Please correct me if I have incorrect understanding. Thanks again all for your input so far.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:08 am 
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If you put St.Olave's first but don't get a place on allocation day, you accept the place you are offered - by the sound of things this will be Langley - and go on the waiting list for St.Olave's.

However...

Waiting list places, if they do come up at all, may only come up with very short notice, even after term has started. You won't get very long to make your mind up and may only have a few days to get a new uniform and get your DS started at the new school. Are you really in a position to move literally within days, or would your DS have a truly awful journey?

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:47 am 
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In Buckinghamshire (don't know about elsewhere), if you are on a waiting list and are offered a place, you lose the previous offer, as it is assumed that you want the waiting list one. You can't have 2 offers at once. So don't stay on a waiting list just out of curiosity. Someone will confirm if this is the same elsewhere.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 1:25 pm 
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@luvingdad, did you get an offer for Langley Grammar?

I am intersted in knowing the entry score as we put Langley Grammar as first choice as well for our DD who got 121. So am interested in knowing the entry level.

We have been offered a place at Upton so not too worried but considering an appeal as our son already goes to Langley

Digs


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