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 Post subject: RGS from Maidstone
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:13 am 
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Does anyone know anyone who already does this or who might be in 2013? according to the site we mustn't mention 30 children ( a whole class) came from outside Medway this intake. Guess many really live in Medway but come under Kent?


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 Post subject: Re: RGS from Maidstone
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:54 am 
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monstermum wrote:
Does anyone know anyone who already does this or who might be in 2013? according to the site we mustn't mention 30 children ( a whole class) came from outside Medway this intake. Guess many really live in Medway but come under Kent?



I live in Kent and hope that my daughter gets into RGS with her score.


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 Post subject: Re: RGS from Maidstone
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:56 am 
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Hi Twinpeeks and welcome.

Do you mind sharing where you will come from? We're in Maidstone so looking at transport ideas. You can PM if you'd rather.

MM


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 Post subject: Re: RGS from Maidstone
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:04 pm 
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monstermum wrote:
Hi Twinpeeks and welcome.

Do you mind sharing where you will come from? We're in Maidstone so looking at transport ideas. You can PM if you'd rather.

MM

Hi MM,
Just visited RGS this morning. I don't think it's on any bus route from where we live -Cobham.


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 Post subject: Re: RGS from Maidstone
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:19 pm 
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http://www.11-19travel.info/site.aspx?siteId=40

This website has the buses straight to Rochester. We've found a much better route from Maidstone than the one on here by looking at changing buses. Did you like RGS? Did you go last Saturday too?


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 Post subject: Re: RGS from Maidstone
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:22 pm 
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Here's the Cuxton bus.

http://www.11-19travel.info/site.aspx?siteId=40

You need to change at Huntman's corner which then has a direct bus to school in just over 5 mins.


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 Post subject: Re: RGS from Maidstone
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:52 pm 
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monstermum wrote:
Does anyone know anyone who already does this or who might be in 2013? according to the site we mustn't mention 30 children ( a whole class) came from outside Medway this intake. Guess many really live in Medway but come under Kent?


I quote from that website, for 2012 entry: "151 Medway children into Kent schools; 148 Kent children into Medway schools. Whilst this sounds an equal exchange, a detailed analysis shows otherwise, with 105 Kent children pouring into the five Medway grammar schools, 31 to Rochester Grammar and roughly equal numbers to each of the other four, underlining the sharply falling rolls in Medway. This still leaves over a hundred grammar school places empty in Medway before appeals.....". You will find the number of those crossing the other way or across other boundaries in the same place. Sadly I am forbidden to provide the link.

From the same source: The Medway Test for 2013 entry had 36 out of county children passing before Review, but these excluded the 231 from Kent who passed. Of course a considerable number of the latter come from south Walderslade, north of the M2 but formally in Kent (it pays to have local knowledge; you need to know the area to understand this one).


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 Post subject: Re: RGS from Maidstone
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:39 pm 
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That's what I thought Peter. My husband works for KCC and travels to Kent schools. Some 'in' Medway. Very interesting. Thanks for providing more info.


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 Post subject: Re: RGS from Maidstone
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:14 pm 
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The ones which spring to mind as being really or nearly in Medway, but officially Kent are Bredhurst, Burham, Wouldham and Tunbury. All except Tunbury are small village schools.

But I'd put money on them not accounting for the whole 31. If you ask them tomorrow when you turn up, they might be able to give you the answer at the end of the tour. :)


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