I am gradually working my way round the Bucks GS websites to check for proposed changes to their admission arrangements. I will post any significant changes here. Please note that I have stuck to major changes to entry for Y7 - Y11, and drawn the line on changes to 6th form admissions. You will need to check the schools' own websites for those.
So far only 3 grammars have posted their draft policies for consultation.Aylesbury High School Summary: http://www.ahsonline.co.uk/AdmissionsFull Draft Policy: http://www.ahsonline.co.uk/Mainfolder/A ... r-2013.pdf Main changes:
- Increasing the Planned Admission Number (PAN) from 180 to 186 in Years 10 and 11Dr Challoners GrammarFull Draft Policy: http://www.challoners.com/documents/con ... on2013.pdf
- Creating a PAN for Years 12 and 13 of 206, with a minimum admission number for external students of 20
- Taking on responsibility for testing of students under the Late Transfer procedure from the January of Year 7 onwards
- Introducing a new oversubscription rule of having a sibling who is on roll at Aylesbury Grammar School to help ensure that parents who have children of both sexes are more likely to be able to send them to schools which are nearest to one another
Very minor changes to the procedure for waiting lists, highlighted in yellow on the draft policy.Dr Challoners HighFull Draft Policy: http://www.challonershigh.com/_files/us ... 3EBB05.pdf
Introducing their own Late Transfer tests, mirroring word-for-word the procedure at the boys' school:
In Year Procedure
Admission to Years 8, 9 and 10 (and to Year 7 from 1st January each academic year), up to the admission number of 150, will be handled in accordance with the school’s In Year Procedure.
3.1 Testing Criteria
The academic suitability of candidates seeking admission under the school’s In Year Procedure will be assessed through curriculum based tests in English and Mathematics. Candidates will be required to achieve a minimum standard in each of the tests in order to qualify for admission.
Candidates will only be tested if they can demonstrate that they achieved Level 5s in Key Stage 2 SATs. Girls who attended schools which did not participate in the national tests will be required to submit alternative evidence to demonstrate that they have achieved an equivalent standard. This evidence will be reviewed by a panel of Subject Leaders chaired by the Head.
3.2 September Admission
Girls seeking admission to Years 8, 9 and 10 at the start of the next academic year and who meet the Testing Criteria will be invited to sit tests in the Annual Testing Round. This is organised by the school and will take place in the March of the year in which admission is sought in September. The deadline for registration for the tests will be the second Monday in January of the same year. Evidence of residence will be required.
3.3 Immediate Admission
Girls who have moved into the local area since the last Annual Testing Round may apply for immediate admission to Years 7, 8 or 9 and will be tested as soon as possible provided that they meet the Testing Criteria outlined above. Evidence of residence will be required.
They are also introducing catchment and score in the late tests as the primary admission criteria (after the usual special criteria, of course).