“We actually accommodated over 790 non-Buckinghamshire children whilst 563 Buckinghamshire children successfully applied for schools outside Buckinghamshire. As decisions from parents are received, any places that are refused will be re-offered to children on the waiting lists in later allocation rounds. Applications from out of county hopefuls did increase by about 570, such is the attraction of a Buckinghamshire education. We had to refuse 1361 out-area applications in the first round but would hope over time that more can be offered."
Surprised by the stats.....
1. 790 non-bucks allocation out of "570 out of county hopefuls". 1361 out-area applications were rejected!
2. With only 3% increase in applicants compared to last year - there is drastic increase in pass rate or seats are reduced given out of area rejections.
Last year GS seats could not be filled after going 21 miles for RGS! this time allocation extended only 8.7miles and all seats are full by 1st round?
Keen to understand this in detail...appreciate if anyone can throw some light on this puzzle?