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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:49 pm 
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Hello,

I know that JHGS takes children from out of catchment: Wembley, Hayes Oxford etc does Wycombe High also do this.

My friend has daughters, lives on the edge of Oxfordshire and wants to know whether its worth applying to Wycombe High.

Many thanks


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:05 pm 
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If you look at the top of this section this year's allocation profiles as of 1st March are listed there. For Wycombe High school it was a little over 11 mile's out of area. The final distances aren't on there yet but Sally Anne may be able to tell you.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:11 pm 
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What did they like about Wycombe High? I would guess that travel might be tricky ... have they tried the journey?

There are some very good schools in Oxfordshire ...


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:31 am 
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thanks guest55 yes they have tried the journey, they live near the M40 and can get into high wycombe in 15 minutes. She says the only decent school is Cherwell and she is not in catchment and it is heavily oversubscribed. Oxford has a lot of private schoools but she can't afford that.

Thanks for the info.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:35 am 
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thank you scary mum, that is very helpful. I think her journey is around 20 miles.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:35 am 
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thank you scary mum, that is very helpful. I think her journey is around 20 miles.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:51 am 
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She must live near a friend of mine. She too says that Cherwell is the only state school that is any good and she has gone down the private route with all 4 of her children (the youngest not yet at secondary but will go to a private one when she gets to that age). However apparently there are a couple of village comprehensives that are a lot better than any of the other Oxford schools which take from a wide area? I know a couple of her friends have done that although it seems that 90%+ of her friends have sent their children privately.
(Personally, even though I know the Oxford - Wycombe journey well, I can't imagine doing that twice a day every day. It's so traffic/accident/lack of accident dependent!)


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:09 am 
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Wow - my dd lives only 3 miles away and it takes her on the bus (direct route) 30 minutes. And that is not factoring in any accidents which I hate to say is far too frequent especially up near Handy Cross/M40 area. :shock:


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:54 am 
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MamaBear wrote:
thanks guest55 yes they have tried the journey, they live near the M40 and can get into high wycombe in 15 minutes. She says the only decent school is Cherwell and she is not in catchment and it is heavily oversubscribed. Oxford has a lot of private schoools but she can't afford that.

Thanks for the info.


I would not advise that journey - the M40 around Handy Cross is a place to be avoided in the morning rush. There are three Secondaries in close proximity and the regular High Wycombe road works ...

Has she looked at this:
https://www.compare-school-performance. ... 0&tab=list

Cherwell is not the only good school ... plenty of others here.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 9:16 am 
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And Cherwell was last inspected in 2008.....lots can change in more than a generation of kids moving through a school.


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