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 Post subject: Simon Langton boys
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:24 am 
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Hello

I've read the admissions criteria for SLBGS and I'm a bit confused. As I read it, boys who get over 385 automatically get in, providing they live within 9 miles of the school, and then anyone else who scores below 385 but has passed the test, gets into the school, according to distance from the school, but still within 9 miles, until all the places are filled? But elsewhere I've read that boys over 385 automatically get in regardless of the distance they live from the school, a bit like Judd, Skinners, Tonbridge because it has become 'super selective'?? Can someone help me understand????

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 Post subject: Re: Simon Langton boys
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:54 am 
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Having looked at it all again, I think I'm becoming clearer about what I'm asking! Will there be spaces for boys that will have got over 385, and who live over 9 miles from the school? Or will there be enough boys who score over 385 and who do live within 9 miles from the school to fill all the slots for that criteria? I think that's what I'm asking!!


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 Post subject: Re: Simon Langton boys
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:12 pm 
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Hi we applied for SLB this year on an off chance as we are over 9 miles, we didn't get in and on talking to the school I found out that the cut off was 7.66 miles this year but of course there are various variables , it is always worth a try putting it first.


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 Post subject: Re: Simon Langton boys
PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:39 am 
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My understanding was, there was still a catchment area, but they only took boys who scored the 385 mark....and the catchment worked as a normal catchment.
Does that make sense?

I know several boys who,offered SLB who are appealing elsewhere.....worth trying for a waiting list place


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 Post subject: Re: Simon Langton boys
PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:58 am 
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U400JB9 wrote:
My understanding was, there was still a catchment area, but they only took boys who scored the 385 mark....and the catchment worked as a normal catchment.
Does that make sense?

I know several boys who,offered SLB who are appealing elsewhere.....worth trying for a waiting list place


You`re correct in the distance U400JB9, we`re in between 7.66 and 9 mile, so we`ve just missed out. We`re on both waiting lists and appealing for this and 2 other GS.


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 Post subject: Re: Simon Langton boys
PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:02 am 
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We're perched on the edge of catchment for both SLG s and Roger Manwood . The whole world seems to be appealing to Manwood :(


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 Post subject: Re: Simon Langton boys
PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:13 am 
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U400JB9 wrote:
We're perched on the edge of catchment for both SLG s and Roger Manwood . The whole world seems to be appealing to Manwood :(


We`re just outside catchment for SLB, BC and QE. Not sure what the appeal numbers are at the moment to these schools. Everyone i`ve spoken to seems to have a GS place somewhere and it sounds like some of these aren`t going to appeal, but others aren`t saying too much, if they are appealing or not.


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 Post subject: Re: Simon Langton boys
PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:04 pm 
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I've heard of a fair few boys, who had Manwood as their 1st choice, offered SLBGS , but wanting Manwood.
There is a Manwood school bus runs through the rural villages between Canterbury and Sandwich. The bus service to Canterbury is sparse from these areas. Which is the drive for appeals from our side of Canterbury. My DD1 has one bus at 7.30.....next at 10am.
Interestingly, Manwoods catchment shrank this year DESPITE the " Pfizer Factor"....


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 Post subject: Re: Simon Langton boys
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 10:45 am 
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Both the SLBGS at DD2s primary were successful. One was out of catchment, one was non qualification (super selective wise )


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 Post subject: Re: Simon Langton boys
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 11:00 am 
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What do people mean by catchment? People seem to use it in lots of different ways. Strictly speaking schools don't have catchment areas any more do they? Some state localities or distances in their admissions policy within which someone has higher priority than someone else not in that locality or distance, in the event of oversubscription ... but this is not the same as "catchment" is it?

And some people talk about people getting in from "out of catchment" when it just means that this year a school took children from a greater distance than last year - so that's not "catchment" either.

Sorry I'm not meaning to confuse things, but the best thing is to read the admissions policy again and again, and if it doesn't make sense ask the school what it means. Hopefully no school has a policy that is ambiguous .... maybe if they do it's grounds for appeal?


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