Go to navigation
It is currently Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:40 am

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Oakwood Park, Maidstone
PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:31 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:58 pm
Posts: 14
Hi can anyone let me know the entry level for this school? Thanks :D


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:35 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:22 am
Posts: 3664
Just a basic pass.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:45 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:58 pm
Posts: 14
Hi Scarlett, do you mean you just need to pass the 11+ to be considered? Went to the open day today and the happy Y7 guides said you need 360. Is that the basic 11+ pass mark in 2012? Thanks


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:34 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:22 am
Posts: 3664
Yes, just 360 which is the pass mark. It always has been ..so am assuming it still is ! They do take the boys who appeal and I don't think it's a pushy grammar ....has good results and the last ofsted was outstanding I think. Pheasantchick on here has a son there..she might give you more info. I have two boys at Maidstone Grammar if you want to know anything about that school ?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:41 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:58 pm
Posts: 14
thanks!! Yes would be interested to hear your thoughts about MG although still undecided about it purely from a commute point of view. We in a small village west side of Maidstone.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:47 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:22 am
Posts: 3664
We live a fair distance too but luckily there is a bus straight there from our village...just takes over an hour ! I'm really pleased with Maidstone. It's disciplined and instills good morals plus the teaching seems to be good. Both my sons are doing really well and look forward to going in which is a bonus ! I also like the fact the school is really well organised and if you ring up with a problem they can't do enough for you and everything's sorted straight away.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 3:50 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:28 pm
Posts: 2439
Dc2 has just started at Oakwood and so far, so good. He has made lots of friends, and seemed to be coping with work okay. A friend who's son has had some settling in problems has received excellent pastoral care.

You need a 360 pass to get in. We just missed that and got in on appeal.

Any questions, please feel free to ask.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:54 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:58 pm
Posts: 14
Hi pheasantchick, how does the hw work? At many of the schs I've seen there is an electronic system where you can see when they arrive, what the hw is, even what they have ordered for lunch. Our tour guides for the open day said they had to purchase lunch with cash and I forgot to ask about the system for hw, attendance etc. how's yr DS coping with the hw - can you give an indication of how much and how long? Also did yr son know anyone there and do you know what systems are in place for hooking up
pupils who know nobody! Thanks :D


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:36 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:28 pm
Posts: 2439
Hi,

Homework - looking at his homework planner, dc has a couple of pieces most nights. He has managed okay and usually spends no more than an hour. The only homework he hasn't enjoyed so far is learning French vocabulary.

We have been given details to go onto the website but I haven't done so yet. We can get details of attendance etc there.

Dc has packed lunch. It does surprise me that the canteen uses cash - so many other places uses an electronic card system now.

In July, there was an induction day when the boys met their class. It's not unusual for their to be 'only' boys in grammar schools so they are aware of this. Also, the pastoral care at Oakwood has a good reputation. My dc has settled in well, despite knowing two boys in his class, and one in another. He has made lots of new friends.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 3:07 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:58 pm
Posts: 14
Thanks pheasantchick


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
CALL 020 8204 5060
   
Privacy Policy | Refund Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright © 2004 – 2016