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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 7:18 pm 
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Recently came across the through some parents that, Slough grammar schools offered places to the children who qualified in exam but not opted in CAF form. What I came to know that place was offered on request.

Share your views/inputs on this and it will help for next year and following year parents.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 7:26 pm 
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Sorry your post is unclear - please explain what you mean.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:36 pm 
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Actual, real places, buy uniform,turn up first week in September and find you are on the school roll - not just people not understanding that being told their child had passed the exam does not constitute an offer of a place?

i.e. illegal?

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 11:02 pm 
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The original post is very unclear. Might the scenario be as follows?

    A child sat the Slough exam and got a good score (= child "who qualified in exam").
    The parents did not name the school on a common application form at the end of October; possibly they didn't submit a CAF at all (= "not opted in CAF form").
    In March, the child was not allocated the school for which they had a good enough score. Maybe they got no school (no CAF = no state school); or perhaps they were allocated a school they didn't want or even list at all. [Btw, that is what happened to 150 children near us in March 2015].
    After some discussion, the parents realised that their child's Slough score would have been enough for a selective place IF ONLY they had applied for it by naming that school on the form.
    The parents asked to go on the waiting list for the selective school (= "request").
    The child's score put him/her at or near the top of the waiting list.
    They were offered a space when someone else turned down a place (= "place was offered on request").

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 11:19 pm 
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Or, reading the title again, maybe they reached the qualifying score, but the school was oversubscribed, so they didn't get a place. Then they went through the appeals process and were successful?

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2015 11:41 pm 
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Stroller wrote:
The original post is very unclear. Might the scenario be as follows?

    A child sat the Slough exam and got a good score (= child "who qualified in exam").
    The parents did not name the school on a common application form at the end of October; possibly they didn't submit a CAF at all (= "not opted in CAF form").
    In March, the child was not allocated the school for which they had a good enough score. Maybe they got no school (no CAF = no state school); or perhaps they were allocated a school they didn't want or even list at all. [Btw, that is what happened to 150 children near us in March 2015].
    After some discussion, the parents realised that their child's Slough score would have been enough for a selective place IF ONLY they had applied for it by naming that school on the form.
    The parents asked to go on the waiting list for the selective school (= "request").
    The child's score put him/her at or near the top of the waiting list.
    They were offered a space when someone else turned down a place (= "place was offered on request").


I like my Shades of Educational Skulduggery scenario better, but your suggestions are probably more likely :lol:

Perhaps the new day will bring enlightenment.

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