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 Post subject: More SCAF help
PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:34 pm 
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Can someone in the know please just clarify something for me. If you did not get a grammar assessment but want to appeal for a grammar, I know that you have to put the grammar or grammars on the SCAF. I thought that you had to put them first and the other schools that you wanted after that on the basis that you had to have been turned down by the grammar to be able to appeal to them. If you put a High School first and were accepted for that High School then you haven't been turned down by the grammar school. A friend has been told that she has to put the High School first ahead of the grammar to stand any chance of getting in. Does anyone know for certain what needs to be done please?


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 Post subject: Re: More SCAF help
PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:24 pm 
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Of course your first choice seems to be Grammar school , so you must put this option at top. It is not reasonable to appeal for second choice when you have already got your first option.


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 Post subject: Re: More SCAF help
PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:30 pm 
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twellsmum wrote:
Can someone in the know please just clarify something for me. If you did not get a grammar assessment but want to appeal for a grammar, I know that you have to put the grammar or grammars on the SCAF. I thought that you had to put them first and the other schools that you wanted after that on the basis that you had to have been turned down by the grammar to be able to appeal to them. If you put a High School first and were accepted for that High School then you haven't been turned down by the grammar school. A friend has been told that she has to put the High School first ahead of the grammar to stand any chance of getting in. Does anyone know for certain what needs to be done please?


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 Post subject: Re: More SCAF help
PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 8:15 pm 
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Thanks twindad and toadmum, having three teenagers and a trainee teenager, it is good to know that I am right some times!


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 Post subject: Re: More SCAF help
PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 12:13 am 
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Well apparently I am not right, KCC Admissions have said to put "High School, High School, Grammar, Grammar". I am still going to put Grammar, followed by three High Schools on my form though.


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 Post subject: Re: More SCAF help
PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 5:59 pm 
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As they are equal preferences, it does not matter. As your child was not assessed for a Grammar School place, clearly they will not offer a place. The system will then look at number two, then three and then four. You ought to consider Knole, (depending on the journey), they have a Grammar stream for those who just fail.


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 Post subject: Re: More SCAF help
PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 6:15 pm 
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Thanks hempsteadlad, this was for a friend, not me. I wouldn't consider Knole because it would be a very long bus journey or train journey (or both) and we actually live about quarter of a mile away from Tec and from Greg's, but thanks for the suggestion. Greg's apparently have a grammar stream too.


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 Post subject: Re: More SCAF help
PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2015 8:52 pm 
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Presumably it helps KCC's percentage first preference figure if a high school child puts a high school first. Call me cynical...


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