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 Post subject: TWGSB distance cut off ?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:10 pm 
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Hi there

It would be interesting to know how far out the distance cut off is for Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys?

As I understand it you need a pass then its about distance?

Look forward to hearing from you.

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Villagedad


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:23 pm 
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Also for TWGGS if anyone knows? :?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:03 pm 
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We live at least 3.1 mi away (Leigh area) and were accepted, along with three others in same class who live slightly further. Would also like to hear from others with a place at TWBGS! (Wondering which "village" you are in, VD!)


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:26 pm 
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Hello, got into TWBGS from Sevenoaks - very happy. Hopefully there will be some others who will be going from this area?

Many congrats to all who got their choices and fingers crossed for all of you who still have some way to go. Wishing you all the best with waiting lists and appeals.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:41 pm 
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Minty wrote:
Hello, got into TWBGS from Sevenoaks - very happy. Hopefully there will be some others who will be going from this area?

Many congrats to all who got their choices and fingers crossed for all of you who still have some way to go. Wishing you all the best with waiting lists and appeals.

Well done minty

Please could someone confirm the admissions criteria for TWGSB. Do they operate a system whereby you just need a pass then it's based on distance from the school?

Therefore a higher 11plus score 10 miles from the school would be a lower ranking than someone a 5 minute walk away with a lower score?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:47 pm 
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Villagedad wrote:
Minty wrote:
Hello, got into TWBGS from Sevenoaks - very happy. Hopefully there will be some others who will be going from this area?

Many congrats to all who got their choices and fingers crossed for all of you who still have some way to go. Wishing you all the best with waiting lists and appeals.

Well done minty

Please could someone confirm the admissions criteria for TWGSB. Do they operate a system whereby you just need a pass then it's based on distance from the school?

Therefore a higher 11plus score 10 miles from the school would be a lower ranking than someone a 5 minute walk away with a lower score?


If the number of preferences for the school is more than the
number of places available, places will be allocated to eligible
boys in the following priority order -
a) Children in Local Authority Care - a child under the age of
18 years for whom the local authority provides
accommodation by agreement with their parents/carers
(Section 22 of the Children Act 1989) or who is the subject
of a care order under Part IV of the Act.
b) Current Family Association - a brother or sister attending the
school when the child starts. In this context brother or sister
means children who live as brother or sister in the same
house, including natural brothers or sisters, adopted siblings,
stepbrothers or sisters and foster brothers and sisters.
c) Health and Special Access Reasons - Medical/Health and
Special Access Reasons will be applied in accordance with
the school’s legal obligations, in particular those under the
Disability Discrimination Act 1995. Priority will be given to
children under this criterion whose health or physical
impairment means they have a demonstrable and significant
need to attend a particular school. Medical/Health and Special
Access Reasons must be supported with written evidence
from an appropriately qualified medical practitioner. The
evidence must demonstrate a special connection between the
child’s needs and the particular school.
d) Residence within a particular scheme of education. - Kent
has both comprehensive and selective areas of education.
Priority is given to pupils resident in the same scheme of
education as the school as defined in the “Admission to
Secondary School in Kentâ€


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:02 pm 
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Yes, you are correct in that TWGSB do not take into account scores when allocating places. The person living 5 mins away gets priority.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:05 pm 
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It will depend which "side" of Sevenoaks you are.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:01 pm 
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Dadof Kent, Where did you get that information from?

Thanks


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I think he got from the Transfer to Secondary book that KCC issue it can also be found online herer

https://shareweb.kent.gov.uk/Documents/education-and-learning/school-education/finding%20the%20right%20school/Admissions/adm-sec-book-10.pdf


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