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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:04 pm 
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Hi to all! We were looking at some property on this island and realy liked it! Our problem is the schooling as we have both primary and Year 5 kids (need secondary choice as well). Which secondary, grammar schools (for my DS)could we look at in this area? When is the Medwasy test? Thanks a lot


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:30 pm 
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Hi
Im not sure about the primary schools - i know there is one on the island - maybe check out its ofsted.

There are two good boys grammar's that have a bus direct to them from the island. Chatham Boys Grammar and Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School.

Hope this helps :)


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:39 pm 
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and the test is next Saturday the 25th.

If you are moving into the area you can register for late entry test as late as spring/summer next year for Sept 2011 intake. It will be hard to get in the Maths schools as it is much more popular as a late entry but a bit easier for Chatham boys. Am I right TiredMum?

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:45 pm 
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The maths school is more popular and is over subscribed every year - but they take many on appeal. Their criteria is distance and i think st marys island isn't too far. With year 5 children you are looking to test this time next year.

Chatham boys is rarely over-subscribed - the schools are very different according to what i have heard from mums - i have girls you see! The maths school is said to be more formal, chatham boys more caring. This is only what i have heard. But i do know happy boys and famlies from each school, so a look round to get a feel for the schools is the best idea if you decide to move here :)


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:05 pm 
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Oh damn. Nina said Year 5 but for some reason I am still thinking my DD is in Year 5 and doing the test this year. I keeping making the same mistake and she keeps correcting me she is now in Year 6. :oops:

Just out of curiosity what are the options like for Boys if they dont get in the grammar schools?

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:07 pm 
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:lol: :lol: :lol:
time for bed i think - :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:46 am 
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Thank you very much!!! Will look at both schools


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:24 pm 
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Hello there

I live on st Marys Island and I just wanted you to know it IS a lovely place to live, and there are direct bus services from the Island to the secondary/grammar schools in Rochester and Chatham - hurrah no more changing at the Pentagon!

Enjoy!

Tricia.


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