Hello everyone. Newbie here.
I've got a DD in Y5 at a state primary and am beginning to think about the future. If she wants to try the GS test next autumn for entry in 2015, then when would people recommend I start preparing her? I'm thinking we need to go to open evenings this month so we can decide whether GS is the right thing for her, because next year's open evenings will be too late to start on the preparation. I'm wavering between Denmark Road and Balcarras for her, so planning to visit both open evenings with her this week.
Does anyone know if any new information has come out yet about the new testing arrangements for the Oct 2014 test? Also, I know Balcarras changed their admissions policy for the 2012 entry, so they must have had two cohorts of kids selected on the new criteria. Does anybody know how it went? Did all the siblings get in? What about non-siblings outside the priority area? Under the old system without priority areas, they used to publish how far away their furthest non-sibling entrant lived each year - usually just over or just under a mile, I think. Does anyone have any data like that for the new arrangements?
Anyway, thanks in advance for any advice anyone can give me, and good luck to all the Y6 families on here with the tests coming up soon!