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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 5:29 pm 
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What's the chances of getting into one of the better harrow schools like nower hill living in watford WD 19? Pretty slim I guess ?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 2:02 am 
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No Idea, but I went to Nower Hill 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:52 am 
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Nower Hill is always oversubscribed. After Siblings etc, the few vacancies that remain are allocated on distance from home to school. Cut-off for these are less than a mile so highly unlikely, imo.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 11:15 am 
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Harrow council have data on past allocations, including distance cutoffs, on their Secondary school admissions page. Nower Hill was 1.24 and 1.134 miles in the last two years. Park was a little less, Whitmore a shade more.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 10:21 pm 
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I've heard it's quite hard to get into Nower Hill, you've got to live pretty close to have a realistic chance.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 12:12 pm 
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I know of someone who changed their dd's school the year before entry into 2ndary school to one that was in Nower Hill's catchment area, and they got in, even though distance wise they lived quite far away and were quite near to Rooks Heath..

Steve


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 3:29 pm 
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wise move to give Rooks Heath the 'swerve'


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 5:51 pm 
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SteveDH wrote:
I know of someone who changed their dd's school the year before entry into 2ndary school to one that was in Nower Hill's catchment area, and they got in, even though distance wise they lived quite far away and were quite near to Rooks Heath..

Steve


Did NH had feeder schools criteria before? Their current criteria seems to be siblings and then distance. With a catchment of a mile (and shrinking), one has to be living pretty close to this school to get a place on distance criteria.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:55 pm 
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NH used to have feeder schools, but they changed the admission criteria 4-5 years ago. I know because we started at one of the feeder primary schools believing we'd have a place a NH if we wanted it :(


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:17 am 
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ahh, sorry, it was a while ago, at the same time our DD was moving to her secondary school, and this time next year our DD will be in University..


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