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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 10:37 am 
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It has been drawn to my attention that Chesham Grammar School is holding an Information Evening for current Y5 parents who live in Hertfordshire. CGS is around a mile from the county border to the north and east, but apparently quite a lot of Herts parents are completely unaware that their child may have a very good chance of admission to the school provided they qualify in the Bucks 11+.

Further details are given here: http://www.cheshamgrammar.bucks.sch.uk/ ... 0Herts.pdf


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 5:23 pm 
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There have been many positive comments about Chesham Grammar on the forum.

For anyone interested in a co-educational grammar school, it would be a very good choice.

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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 5:34 pm 
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I see a few children in the Rickmansworth area with CG uniforms but yes I believe many parents in SW Herts are unaware this is an option. I briefly considered it for my youngest DS. For anybody interested does anybody know how far school would be from Chesham Met station?


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 5:42 pm 
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No more than a 10 minute walk, probably less in the afternoon when it is downhill!


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 5:57 pm 
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I had no idea that it was an option and have never heard anyone talk about it. Will definitely mention it to parents of current year 5 kids. Thanks


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 9:15 pm 
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I have a friend who lives in Bucks whose Ds went to CG and she said it was fab school. He is now studying medicine and she chose it over Dr Ch even though she lives in Amersham. I would hazard a guess that it may be easier to gain entry to CG than Watford Boys or Girls on academia simply because it is 100% exam entry. I did flirt with the idea of getting DS to sit exam. However year 5 parents need to be aware that you need to register to sit the exam very early. I think it would be a good idea for any interested parents to attend information evening. There may even be school buses up and running in this area. Sally Anne you are such a good source of information on this topic is it true that sometimes school is not full as not enough applicants with high enough pass mark?


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 9:06 am 
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There are 4 boys going to Chesham next year from our year 6 group in our school in Pinner HA5.
So it's a possibility even from Hillingdon/ Harrow.


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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 8:57 am 
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Aylesbury High School for Girls and Aylesbury Grammar School for Boys also tend to have lots of places available for out of county students. Their first allocation this year went as far as 16 miles out. These are also options for some Herts parents to consider. I live in Hemel Hempstead and my daughter got a place at Aylesbury High School this year, although we have now rejected it in favour of Parmiters!


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