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 Post subject: Testing Venue
PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:19 pm 
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Hi All,

We live in Slough and are considering Burnham Grammar School. We have just received correspondance from Bucks CC advising us the test dates and venues.

They have given us dates over the half term but the venue for the test is all the way in Aylesbury. This is a 60 mile round trip which we will have to do on two days.

I have rung the council to try and get the venue reallocated but they did not give much hope that they could change the venue already given.

I was just wondering if anyone else has a similar issue to us

SloughDad


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 Post subject: Re: Testing Venue
PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:25 pm 
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I can't believe that they only seem to be using Aylesbury. Buckinghamshire is a very big county and does have other towns... :?

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 Post subject: Re: Testing Venue
PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:35 pm 
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There are other testing centers but I was informed that they are all full and Aylesbury was allocated to us by their computerised system


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 Post subject: Re: Testing Venue
PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:48 pm 
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If they can't change the venue now, you might try calling Admissions a couple of days ahead to see if they have had a cancellation. People do pull out.

Aylesbury is just crazy from Slough!


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 Post subject: Re: Testing Venue
PostPosted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:00 pm 
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SloughDad wrote:
There are other testing centers but I was informed that they are all full and Aylesbury was allocated to us by their computerised system


...and I thought computerised systems were meant to be more efficient? :roll:

That's a good idea from Sally-Anne. Fingers crossed for your DC.

Just out of interest - does anyone know where the other testing centres are?

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 Post subject: Re: Testing Venue
PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 6:49 am 
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Dear Slough Dad

Definitely ring admissions.

Burnham Grammar are testing on the 26 and 28 October.

Patricia


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 Post subject: Re: Testing Venue
PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:55 am 
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We live in Willesden NW2 and we were given Aylesbury as a testing venue too!!! Horrendous but what can we do???


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 Post subject: Re: Testing Venue
PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:34 am 
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our DS sat his 12+ in the summer and we had to go up to Aylesbury from very near Slough. Assuming of course that you have a car - It is a very easy drive, and parking is very easy too. We have had to do it several times in fact and each time has been very easy - including at 'rush' hour.


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