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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:11 pm 
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Now this isn't meant to start a debate about whether out of county applicants should sit the Kent Test or not, however I was surprised that is was 1 in 5 takers were from out of county.

http://www.kentonline.co.uk/kentonline/ ... hools.aspx

I suppose that this figure is meaningless though really as it could be 'out of area' by just over the county border or 1000 kilometres, they would all be clumped together for the purpose of the newspaper report.

Maybe I was naive to these figures as I am in the east of Kent where there are no superselectives etc


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:19 pm 
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I think overall though, I think there is a net export of pupils. ie more Kent children go across the border then come in from out-of-county.eg. to Medway I guess if I lived near a border, I would be tempted to take the test also, or at least, get my child to sit it!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:48 pm 
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We're in Maidstone and lucky to have 'two bites of the cherry' with the option of the Kent and Medway test. If DD passes both she will go to a Maidstone School. It's good to have a back-up plan though.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:15 pm 
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If I lived closer to Medway then I would certainly look at doing the Medway Test too.

Hmm I feel a Freedom of Information request to KCC is needed to ask how many Kent children are educated in 'out of area' schools - would they hold his information do you think?


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