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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:47 pm 
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I would be grateful for any advice on whether it might be possible to get an offer of a place in to either Beaconsfield High or Sir William Borlase whislt living in Middlesex(looking at 2017 entry).
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:53 pm 
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How far are you from these schools?

Look at the historic allocations profile and do consider how your child will get to these schools on a daily basis.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:53 pm 
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Read this thread about the allocation profiles

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=41421

in short no, unless none of the thousands of children between Staines and those schools apply of course...

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:54 pm 
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Do you really mean Sir William Borlase? Staines to Marlow? Even Staines to Beaconsfield would be awful. I know children who have done Staines to Burnham Grammar but their parents drove them every day for 7 years which isn't something to be taken on lightly.
On the other hand, maybe you are thinking of moving to Bucks?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:39 pm 
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thank you for your responses.
Yes it is far and yes if offered a place we would try and move within a year otherwise it would be crazy.
I was told by someone that got in to SWB today that 53 percent of places allocatecd last year at SWB were to children outside of catchment but obviously I dont know how far out andI am assuming this will be hard to establish.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:41 pm 
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bwia12345 wrote:
I dont know how far out andI am assuming this will be hard to establish.

No it won't, look at the allocations profile.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:47 pm 
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That would be 64 out of catchment and 56 in catchment which is exceedingly unlikely. Your info may be skewed by the fact that Cookham and parts of Maidrnhead are IN catchment. Also based on the number of year 7's on my ds's school bus and the year 7's I know it would seem highly unlikely.

Even if 64 of the year group are OOC they live considerably closer then Staines! I used to work in Staines - it is not possible by public transport from Marlow and really isn't a journey to inflict on a child for 7 years! Trust me the odd trip to Thorpe Park is enough to put anyone off the journey!!


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:49 pm 
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Here they are again http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/education/sch ... ol-places/
A bit over 11 miles for SWBS, which does not cover Staines


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:14 am 
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Hi. My DD has a girl in her year at Becky High who lives very near Staines. She is in year 10 & her older sister also went. So historically, it was possible. Also now there is an extra class each year, probably quite possible. Don't envy them with the journey every day though.


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