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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:44 am 
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Hi there, its my first time on this forum but have been viewing this since the prep for 11+.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:28 am 
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parmi... I am so sorry to hear of the situation you are in.... there are people that will be in the situation of having two or more offers or that may be successful in a transfer appeal but without details of the schools / area in question it is hard to provide an answer to your question. The schools should be allocated as equal preference (according to the admissions code) therefore being so close to the local comp should have seen you a good position... again not knowing the admission criteria of the school in question it is hard to comment. :? If you could provide a few more details there may be someone who can help.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:46 am 
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I am based in slough

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:09 am 
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If Slough Borough council are using equal preference then I would look at the admissions policy of Langley Academy

http://www.langleyacademy.org/Prospectus-Pt2.pdf

scroll down to Page 9

Are you in the old catchment for Langleywood?
What is your distance from the school?

It also mentions that you have to request to be put on the waiting list for the academy (it is not automatic - Clause 3.1 on Page 9).... this you should do now, by phoning the school, while in the meantime lodge an appeal against your allocation.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:26 am 
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appeals


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:48 am 
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Your previous address could be why you have been allocated Churchmead..... it is most prob your nearest comp.

I would urge you to phone Langley Academy immediately and ask to go on the waiting list - mention your change of address as this may affect your position on distance.

I would have thought that distance to school should be a mitigating factor.... what public transport links are there between Langley & Datchet.
The fact that your closest school (now) is within walking distance.

I will ask one of our appeal 'gurus' to have a quick look at this thread and hopefully they will be able to give their views.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:13 pm 
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chad,

not sure on the distance
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:18 pm 
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But I take it that your nearest school now would be Langley Academy by quite a way.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:29 pm 
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Have informed school


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:59 pm 
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6th on the waiting list is very good odds.

I would still register an appeal as the school allocated was not on your form at all..... you can always cancel the appeal if you get offered a place on the waiting list.


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