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 Post subject: TOGS - Extra places?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:08 pm 
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Could someone please confirm that I have read the TOGS website correctly, they are allowing an additional 23 places for September 2013 intake, 18 in and 5 out of area?


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 Post subject: Re: TOGS - Extra places?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:31 pm 
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Looks like it. Nobody seems to know really whether these increased in size are one-off or could be permanent. If it were me, I'd be cross if I was a grammar school head and was not allowed to increase my intake and then another grammar school was allowed to set up an annex. So if I were a head I'd be trying to make it a permanent increase if I possibly could! More bottoms on seats = more money, and an annex in Sevenoaks could work out as a decrease in bottoms on seats for some grammars unless the numbers were carefully worked out and managed by KCC.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:59 am 
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I am only hoping this will give DD a better chance of getting a place on 414. Can't believe it's only 4 weeks to D day! Thankfully this is my last DC to go through this awful process.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:09 am 
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It can only help your cause!


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 Post subject: Re: TOGS - Extra places?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:12 pm 
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I must admit that when I heard that WOK were going to be taking extra children again, I was a little surprised that TGS were not. My daughters are both there and since they opened the new building a couple of years ago there is so much room it seems crazy not to. I too will be interested to see what eventually happens. With the new Christian school, a grammar stream at Knole, a new grammar school annex and all this extra capacity at the existing grammar schools we might struggle to fill the places.....that would be a novelty for West Kent, a surplus of grammar places! :lol:

Good luck Mummsy3!


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 Post subject: Re: TOGS - Extra places?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:03 pm 
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It's interesting, but maybe there already is a "surplus of grammar places". Some stats that someone put on this site a while back ( can't think where they are now) showed that around 30% of children got grammar places in Kent. That seems high.


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 Post subject: Re: TOGS - Extra places?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:16 am 
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I heard this to, I have a daughter in yr 9 there, with another in yr 5 so am hoping that along with the change of catchment we will now fall into in area and stand a good chance. Its worse second time around as i already know the school!


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 Post subject: Re: TOGS - Extra places?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:28 am 
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You should be well placed then. The test stays the same for 2013 so you know what you need to do to stand a good chance of high marks, and DD2 will be motivated as has big sis to emulate. Good luck!


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 Post subject: Re: TOGS - Extra places?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:20 pm 
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Good news about the extra places. I wonder how that will affect the cut off score?


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 Post subject: Re: TOGS - Extra places?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:38 pm 
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Boys' education matters more? :!:


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