Having been unsuccessful on all fronts (Herts & Bucks) am now considering 12+. Couple of questions (over those in the excellent FAQ): Do the same rules apply regarding OOC applicants as did for the 11+, i.e. the school is not allowed to prioritise Bucks applicants over Herts ones, and distance should be the only criteria? This is prompted by the following list from the Bucks 'Late Transfer Procedure' doc:
The application will not be considered until you have supplied the following:-
â€¢ Completed LTP application form
â€¢ A copy of your childâ€™s Key Stage 2 SATs results (on headed paper from your childâ€™s previous school)
â€¢ Evidence of your residency â€“ e.g. copy of a utility bill that has been issued within the last 3 months (please see the Guide for Parents for further information)
â€¢ A stamped addressed envelope/postcard, in order for us to confirm receipt of your application
I guess that could be read innocently, or does it mean 'residency of Bucks'?
Also, can we find out how many 12+ applicants were admitted to a particular school in previous years, to give us an idea of the chances of getting in (as you can for Y7 entry)? We're particularly interested in Chesham High, which always has spaces in Y7, so a 12+ applicant has a good chance of getting in, depending on location. If they still have spaces in Y8 then that gives us a clue one way; if they're oversubscribed in Y8 then it tips things the other way.
Of course we're still not sure that we can face another exam (DD is quite relaxed about the prospect, but I'm not sure his parents can take the stress
), but I just want to get as much info as poss to help with the decision.
Many thanks as always.