Go to navigation
It is currently Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:10 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 114 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 12  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:30 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:34 pm
Posts: 239
There is a rumour going round that someone has objected formally to the x-sibling rule again at the grammar schools for entry 2016, and that it is going to judicial review. Can anyone confirm or deny this?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:46 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jan 03, 2008 8:26 am
Posts: 1326
Location: Watford, Herts
It would be an objection to the Schools Adjudicator, rather than a judicial review (which could only happen after a decision by the adjudicator). The deadline for filing objections is 30th June. The Office of the Schools Adjudicator publishes adjudicator decisions, but not objections pending decision. If there is an objection, the schools would be notified, but they wouldn't announce it either unless there was to be a public meeting.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:29 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:10 pm
Posts: 227
I would have thought we would have heard if there had been a formal objection ie Watford Observer etc. I gather school admissions code does not expressly forbid it now. Where did you hear this?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:47 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:31 pm
Posts: 318
decaff wrote:
I would have thought we would have heard if there had been a formal objection ie Watford Observer etc. I gather school admissions code does not expressly forbid it now. Where did you hear this?


I wonder if the challenge could have come from the following (point no. 29)

http://www.hertsdirect.org/docs/pdf/adm ... /osa1516wb

I've not challenged it btw. I think it would be easier to challenge the allocation of outer catchment places, particularly in light of the fact that the music cut off score for the WGBS has been lower for the outer catchment for two years running. In theory this could mean that it is easier to get a music place if you live in the outer catchment area.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:00 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:02 pm
Posts: 59
anyone in favour of cross sibling rules should contact the OSA office asap as there is definitely a challenge being adjudicated currently


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 3:43 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:34 pm
Posts: 239
There does not seem to be a process by which you can support the current admissions process only a way of objecting to them! The only thing I can think of is to email: osa.team@osa.gsi.gov.uk

The big issue is for those parents who have chosen not to tutor or enter their child for the exams on the basis of the cross sibling rule and they will not find out that this could be changed until <8 weeks before the exams, hardly fair, especially if the appeal to the adjudicator is not public


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:10 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:10 pm
Posts: 227
What happened last time x sibling rule was dropped?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:33 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:31 pm
Posts: 318
Mgnmum wrote:
The big issue is for those parents who have chosen not to tutor or enter their child for the exams on the basis of the cross sibling rule and they will not find out that this could be changed until <8 weeks before the exams, hardly fair, especially if the appeal to the adjudicator is not public


But then consider those children who live 300 meters from the school but don't get a place whereas siblings living some 3 miles or more from the school get a place. Some consider this to be equally unfair.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:40 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:31 pm
Posts: 318
decaff wrote:
What happened last time x sibling rule was dropped?


Significanly more places were allocated on the basis of proximity to the school (52 in 2012).


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:37 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:02 pm
Posts: 59
does anybody have any stats on how many of that 52 moved out of their rental address within the year :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 114 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ... 12  Next

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
CALL 020 8204 5060
   
Privacy Policy | Refund Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright © 2004 – 2016