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 Post subject: Schools from Greenhithe
PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 1:17 pm 
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Hi everyone, hope you are all enjoying the hot weather!
We currently live in Greenhithe, and my DS is interested in Wilmington Grammar. I believe they allocate places based on distance from the school, but I don't know anybody who goes to the school from Greenhithe.
This might be a silly question, but would there be any chance in getting into Wilmington Grammar from a Greenhithe address?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 5:29 pm 
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Hi New2this

You really must check with Kent County Council or Wilmington School to see if you would get in from where you live. I can tell you (from experience this year) that Wilmington didn't go out as far as it has in the past. In the past it has been out as far as 9 miles but this year it stopped at 6.4 (some more may have been taken from further afield on second allocation). I am sorry I don't know how far Greenhithe is to Wilmington however if your son scores highly in the Kent test (top 10% of the 120 cohort - which is only 12 places) he gets a place at Wilmington (if you put it down) irrespective of distance. The top 10% cut of this year was 401.

Good luck


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 5:36 pm 
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Thanks Gercha, according to Google Maps, we live just under 6 miles from the school. I think our closest grammar school is Dartford Grammar - which is just under 5 miles.


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I think you'll probably be OK but this year really was an anomolie. I know a lot of kids who didn't get the schools they were expecting to get so make sure you look at a few schools. Good luck


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:05 pm 
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Hi Newtothis

We live in Greenhithe and my DD attends Wilmington Grammar she is in year 7, I also know of another 2 girls in year 7 that live in Greenhithe and other in year 8.

If I can help with any questions let me know


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:32 pm 
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Thanks for your reply Patsy.


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