Hi BlueBerry22 ,
How did you find out that information? I’ve been asking Bucks CC and JHGS directly for weeks and they won’t tell me.
JHGS claimed not to know the exact number of unfilled places but said some where unfilled, Bucks CC on the other hand don’t seem to understand what it is I’m asking for.
Bucks CC produce a spreadsheet showing intake numbers for all secondary schools, the link showing the numbers for last year is:http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/media/1411490 ... s-2013.pdf
This is dated the middle of August 2013 so in theory the data for 2014 should now be available.
The whole appeals process is an experience I’m doing my hardest to forget. My recollection was there were 23 places available of which 5 were filled leaving 18 unfilled at the beginning of July.
I think JHGS is not alone in having unfilled places, I spoke to a very helpful lady at Chesham Grammar in July who told me they had 15 unfilled places.
The annoying thing is both JHGS and Chesham (who have places) stipulate 3 level 5s for late entry whilst RGS who are full have no such requirement.
I might have to go through an appeal process again just to convince them my DS is a suitable candidate for testing.
This may all be purely academic as so far my DS has settled in well to his new school and is happy, if this continues I’ll probably leave him be.