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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 6:01 pm 
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Hi there

I was wondering if there is any info available that breaks down the number of children who qualified from ooc. I am trying to find out what realistic chance we stand of an offer at first choice school.

Sally-Anne maybe you know of this?

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Hi Blanca

The number qualifying OoC won't be known until February, but the overall number will make no difference to your allocation - it will all depend on where they live, and how many catchment children are in the queue ahead of you.

The only indicator you have is the previous Allocation Profiles:

http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/11-plus-bucks-allocation-profile.php

I am sure you have told me which the preferred school is before, but I am sending you a PM anyway.

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Blanca,

You might be interested in these historic numbers....

http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/forum/11plus/viewtopic.php?t=7333


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That's really interesting info, Dad40, as it shows that the numbers qualifying from OOC is increasing year-on-year while the in-county rolls are falling. Although there is a surplus of GS places and such schools need these places to be filled, OOC candidates are unable to do this as the places are not in the same locations as the OOC "pressure points". What is more, we can only reasonably expect popular schools to be expanded to meet demand if that demand comes from within Bucks. One possibility might be for the various neighbouring LAs to work together on this, as it's clear that there is also plenty of travelling going on from Bucks to comprehensives in those neighbouring counties. But this, of course, would risk undermining the Bucks upper schools. I can't see any solution to it. :roll: :(

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 1:19 pm 
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Thank you dad40

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:34 am 
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All,

The only other thing to remember when looking at those stats is that OoCs and prep schoolers opt in to the 11+ whereas Bucks state schoolers opt out if they wish.

The result is that large numbers don't opt out even though the pupil has no chance of going to grammar school (because their parents - who know their offspring - put down an upper school as their first choice).

For the Sept 2007 intake, the number of applicants who did this was 1241 ! Less than a dozen of these pupils "surprised their parents" and qualified for grammar.


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