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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2015 2:17 pm 
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Hello

I am new to this forum, and very glad to have found you all.
My son is sitting the 11+ this September and we are considering moving to Buckingham so that he gets into Royal Latin if he passes. If he does not however, I am told the other state school Buckingham School is really bad.
I understand that some Mk kids who live around Oxley Park have been succesfully admitted to Royal Latin. Would moving to this area cover all bases. That is, if he passes, he gets a place in Royal Latin, and if not....Hazeley?
I have been trying to measure the areas in milton keynes that are less than 8 miles form Royal Latin in a straight line.
Please advise..I am a first timer and not really sure about all this, just keep getting ideas from internet etc.

many thanks :)


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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2015 4:01 pm 
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Buckingham is not 'really bad' it gets results in line with other Upper Schools - it is not a comprehensive!

There is a map of the catchment here:

http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/education/sch ... ent-areas/

From MK you probably stand a better chance of the Aylesbury GS than RLS. The mixed GS, Sir Henry Floyd, is just as good as RLS.


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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2015 5:28 pm 
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Might be an idea if someone moved this out of the "maths" section?


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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2015 5:32 pm 
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You will need to move to the very western extent of the Hazeley catchment area in order to also be in with a chance from all past allocation distances for RLS.
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You will need a ruler and an OS map to get it right!

(X-post with scary - I will move this to Bucks in a mo.)

Edit: Etienne beat me to it and we have just been teleported from Maths to Bucks! :D


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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2015 5:48 pm 
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Even then that is not a guarantee ....


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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2015 6:18 pm 
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Sally-Anne wrote:
in with a chance

Hence my caution!


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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2015 10:02 am 
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It's a risky strategy - we live in South Northants, in a location that would have been comfortably within the area allocated last year but far enough outside it this year to make getting in on the waiting list unlikely. Also remember that the allocation distances on pre-2013 allocation profiles are longer because they used to be measured by road, whereas the straight-line system is now used - which benefits places like ours which were measured along a somewhat circuitous route, but not those with a straight-ish road anyway such as MK!

That said, if you're looking at MK, remember that Newton Longville on the outskirts is in catchment for RLS - not sure what effect that has on house prices, though! Alternatively there are areas in South Northants and North Oxfordshire that are within a 7-8 mile distance but also give you the option of a good all-ability comprehensive that some recommend more readily than the schools in MK (don't shoot me down folks - just telling it like it is!)

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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2015 5:34 pm 
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Thank you all so much for your advice...I thought I would be lucky to get one response!
Lots of info to digest!!! Will make a decision based on what works for the whole family (work, younger siblings school etc) and leave the rest for whatever is in his destiny! :D

Many thanks


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