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 Post subject: 12+ Late Transfer
PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 5:05 pm 
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Can anyone advice me on the 12+ late transfer and any help and information from anyone whose children have sat for this exam in the past, will be much appreciated.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 5:26 pm 
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Have you seen this thread just above where you posted this message? Here is the link:http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/forum/11plus/viewtopic.php?t=8123


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 5:30 pm 
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The 12+ seems to be a moveable feast as far as places in Bucks GS go.

The most important thing before you get revved up about the 12+ is what schools would you be hoping for and are they your catchment schools.

Some schools have some places available at 12+ whereas others are fully booked and despite some of us having success with transfer appeals after the 12+ it is not a route which guarantees a place even after your DC has passed the 12+.

Ambridge


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:15 pm 
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Hi SN

Please exercise considerable caution on the 12+ this coming year.

There are going to be no spare places at all for boys in South Bucks, because there has been an over-subscription problem for this year's Year 7. Wycombe also appears to have problems. It is only in the north of the county that you might have a good chance of getting a place.

I will amend the 12+ thread to that effect shortly, and I will continue to amend the Sticky as new information becomes available. (Any edits will be flagged as new posts from now on, given the tricky situation 12+ parents face over the next year.)

Sally-Anne


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:27 pm 
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Until September we won't be able to find out how many places are actually taken up either ... one or two places may become available as people relocate.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 5:53 am 
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According to Parents Meet at RLS last week, Y7 start the year in September at 175 which is their max so that will impact on 12+ next year - may be an odd place if parents relocate but realistically, no room at the inn there either.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 9:19 am 
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Hopefully Chesham and Burnham will still have places after boys have got in to higher preference schools off the waiting list. But I guess it will be more difficult to gain a place at John Hampden and the Royal GS.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:59 am 
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Apparently Burnham has only one place left - but as Guest55 says, there could be some no shows on the first morning.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:11 pm 
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Hello! All

Thank you so much for all the advice and your replies. I am hoping to try for Chesham High as I dont live in Buckinghamshire and only Chesham High does not have any catchment restrictions.

Tried for the 11+ but missed by a few marks unfortunately. Feeling really down about it. I feel that the additional few months will help my son to perform better this time. According to the website Chesham had around 50 places last year for 12+ entries.

Does anyone know if they too look at distance when it comes to 12+.

Anymore information and help would be appreciated as I am not very farmilier with the rules of that area.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:23 pm 
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Yes - they do look at distance -

We think there will be fewer 12+ places next year but we will try and post about empty places next academic year.


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