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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:54 am 
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High there DD has been offered our 3rd choice of Burnham Grammar, we really want Becky High as it's single sex, please can you let me know what i need to do now about accepting, wait list, appeal etc etc,
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:26 am 
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Hi kusanagi, and welcome!

I am sorry to hear that you haven't received your first choice of school, but there is plenty of time for things to change.

Firstly, you must accept the place at Burnham. If you don't, you risk being left without a school place from among any of your preferences.

Secondly, the letter you receive will explain how to apply for the waiting list for BHS and any other schools that you might prefer. You should sign up for those lists.

Finally, and if it comes to this, you can appeal. You can begin to read up about over-subscription appeals here http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeal ... bed-school Appeals will not take place until at least May, and possibly even June or July, so there is time for things to change.

There are further rounds of allocations every 6 weeks from now until the summer, and if the next round of allocations in mid-April does not produce a place, you will at least be told where you are on the waiting list.

Sally-Anne


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:12 am 
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Hi - we were in exactly this position at this point last year! We got offered BHS in the second round allocations in April (our first choice), as did a friend of ours who lives several miles further out. BGS - our catchment school - was our first offer. It should be said - we were very positive about this with DD - its a good school and the kids do well - and she could have walked there!! But BHS suited her interests much better - so she also knew we were hoping for that for her.

In the meantime - as SA says - accept BGS, go on the waiting lists (I think this happens automatically anyway), say you will appeal for BHS, and start gathering all the reasons why your DD should go to BHS in case you need an oversubscription appeal. We didn't - but I spent time researching it and preparing in case it comes to it. I got a lot of help from people on here with that too! :D

Good luck!

BookLady


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:15 am 
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Is a transfer appeal the same as an oversubscription appeal?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:34 am 
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Many thanks for the encouraging replies. This is all very daunting. We knew that we would have a battle as we are just out of catchment, so it was a given that we wouldn't get offered first round. However was very confused when a friends DD was offered BHS even though it was her 2nd choice and she is also OOC.
So I guess i have to wait for the paperwork to arrive before doing anything else.
Also how do i accept the offer online for BGS, i didn't notice anything on the RBWM offer page this morning


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:52 am 
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munch wrote:
Is a transfer appeal the same as an oversubscription appeal?

It is indeed.

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However was very confused when a friends DD was offered BHS even though it was her 2nd choice and she is also OOC.
It will be a matter of distance. If you think there is a mistake, and your friend's DD is further away you should contact Bucks CC.

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Also how do i accept the offer online for BGS, i didn't notice anything on the RBWM offer page this morning
Not a clue! Try asking on the Berks section.

I am sending you a PM.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:17 am 
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Sally-Anne wrote:
munch wrote:

Is a transfer appeal the same as an oversubscription appeal?

It is indeed.



Thanks SA :D


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:54 am 
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for those that haven't tied up this thread to my other "Allocations Error - Beaconsfield High" i am please to annouce that the error at RBWM has been rectified and we have now been correctly allocated BHS, thank you so everyone for your support and kind messages :D


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:57 am 
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Excellent news :)


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