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 Post subject: Silly CAF question
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:11 pm 
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Hi all, can you put anything in the additional info box for the online application? I assume it's there for the medical / social / ethical reasons, but what about a comment stating a dc's interest in that particular school based on curriculum specialism etc or is it not taken into account?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:44 pm 
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What's it for? Is it only looked at in the case of an appeal? Ad therefore, if you qualify for a school on your list, do they simply ignore the additional info?

Sorry if a silly question, but it threw me when I saw it online!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:17 pm 
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I don't think many people put much in the box - I think it maybe for people who specifically want a school as it is single gender for example.


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 Post subject: Re: Silly CAF question
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:44 pm 
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I suspect little notice is takne of the extra box unless it is something like wanting a single gender school etc


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:48 pm 
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Good question - the box is only there because admissions law says it must be!

http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeals/general#a27

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 Post subject: Re: Silly CAF question
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:52 pm 
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Good question - the box is only there because admissions law says it must be!

http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeals/general#a27

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:00 pm 
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I believe it adds more weight in an appeal if you have filled it in with your reasons at the application stage although for the majority, I doubt it makes much difference in the initial round of allocations.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:00 pm 
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Thank you all. As I guessed. Think I'll leave blank!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:27 am 
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Its probably there for entertainment of the admissions staff!

I bet there are some funny things put in that box, parents are often nearing insanity by that stage of the process. :)


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