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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:59 am 
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The published BCC allocation profile for this year can be viewed here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/2b8i8f2lsisr7 ... 5.xls?dl=0

It has also just been posted on the BCC website here: http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/education/sch ... ol-places/

My summary spreadsheet for all schools for 2006 - 2015 (Wow! Is it that long ago?!) can be viewed here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/kvy4xyyg3t0zr ... .xlsx?dl=0

Please note that the spreadsheet has three tabs:

- Grammar Schools
- Upper Schools
- Upper Schools with special entrance requirements (e.g. banding, faith, etc.)

The bottom line this year is as follows:

- All Bucks Grammars have allocated to every child resident in catchment, with the usual problematic exception of DCGS.

- The only Upper School that cannot presently admit all children resident in catchment is Great Marlow.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:29 pm 
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Very interesting to see the popularity of the Floyd and CGS: very well deserved :D


I also am fascinated by the Upper schools allocation ...


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 2:40 pm 
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Yes. We've been keeping an eye on it for a few years and I don't think that the Floyd has ever been harder to get into than AGS and AHS.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 2:56 pm 
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Guest55 wrote:
Very interesting to see the popularity of the Floyd ... very well deserved :D
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Great for the school, yes :) but not for us who are going to academic review ... typical, the first time having to do this process and the school at this stage showing full :( :roll:

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:41 pm 
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If you are close to the school it could be OK as 'catchment school' is a good start for over-subscription. Also distances do tend to drift out as people change their minds, move, get their preferred GS ....


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:48 pm 
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Hmmmm GMS to 4 miles IN catchment and SWBGS to 11 miles OUT of catchment - how can the GS heads claim that the system is not failing Bucks children - very depressing


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:25 pm 
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It is interesting about the uppers....is it possibly that more children in county are not achieving a GS place hence the shorter allocation distance as compared to the GS....Wycombe high 20miles!!! Crazy I wouldn't want to send my child on a lengthy journey everyday!!!! :? Dollyx


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:30 pm 
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Dollydripmat wrote:
It is interesting about the uppers....is it possibly that more children in county are not achieving a GS place hence the shorter allocation distance as compared to the GS....Wycombe high 20miles!!! Crazy I wouldn't want to send my child on a lengthy journey everyday!!!! :? Dollyx



That is 20 miles in a straight line so goodness knows how long the journey will be!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:46 pm 
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Guest55 wrote:
Dollydripmat wrote:
It is interesting about the uppers....is it possibly that more children in county are not achieving a GS place hence the shorter allocation distance as compared to the GS....Wycombe high 20miles!!! Crazy I wouldn't want to send my child on a lengthy journey everyday!!!! :? Dollyx



That is 20 miles in a straight line so goodness knows how long the journey will be!


Yes - to me it shows what you can see on the bar charts of scores for this year vs last year, and also in the sheer number of OOC entrants, the numbers must be skewing upwards to pass, which impacts on local kids (like mine! :roll: :roll: ). Less pass from in county, and the distances at allocation for GS's go up! Who in their right mind would apply to a school over 20miles away?!?!? That's like us applying from Taplow to central London (except that journey is potentially easier). Ludicrous!!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:08 pm 
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Dollydripmat wrote:
It is interesting about the uppers....is it possibly that more children in county are not achieving a GS place hence the shorter allocation distance as compared to the GS....Wycombe high 20miles!!!

Unfortunately, I think that is exactly what has happened. :(


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