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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:25 pm 
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Has anyone had details of times/location for Saturday 10th yet?

Not that we are twitchy at all!


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:47 pm 
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Hi Natvincat,

I've not heard anything yet but it should be any day now. Are you closer to NH or Crossley?


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:06 am 
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we are nearer to Crossleys, is that the way its usually allocated?


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 7:28 am 
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I've just had a quick look through the admissions booklet and doesn't mention how the test centres get allocated but I believe it is usually the closest school.

It also states the letter is due to be sent out a week before the test, so it could arrive today! At this time, both parents and children have had enough and just want to get it over with. I expect everyone is feeling a bit twitchy by now. :lol:

This will be the last year that the test will be in December. Next year they're moving to an October date and you'll get the results back in time to fill in the CAF. It will be much less stressful knowing the results before you fill in the application form.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:46 am 
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Update - I can confirm the post should arrive today and is based on proximity to school rather than preference.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:25 pm 
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thanks, postie is due anytime!


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:34 pm 
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Can't understand why we've been allocated NHGS to sit the 11+ when the form says the school location for the test is based on proximity and we are far closer to CH than NHGS? :?:


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:28 am 
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FaxFan wrote:
Can't understand why we've been allocated NHGS to sit the 11+ when the form says the school location for the test is based on proximity and we are far closer to CH than NHGS? :?:


The schools both use straight line distance for allocations, so I'm assuming that they are doing the same for the tests. If you're convinced that the distance to CH is closer then it may be worth checking with the school. I'm sure there is a simple explanation but I would want to clarify because distance would be an important factor in the following situation.

"If several pupils satisfy the first order criteria equally, then a range of supplementary criteria will be invoked, in this order:"

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proximity of the child’s home to the school, with those living nearer accorded the highest priority. Distance will be measured using a straight line measurement from the pupil's home to the closest designated school gate. Distance will be calculated using the Local Authority's Geographical information System (GIS).

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(b)To ensure consistency, all measurements will be carried out by the LA’s GIS system and no other method of measuring distance will be considered. Each property has a coordinate taken from Ordnance Survey ADDRESS-POINT data. This is the point which distance measurements will be taken from. If there is shared responsibility between parents, the home will be that place in which the child spends the majority of time in a school week when the school is in session.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:07 am 
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Good Luck today.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:10 pm 
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A bit late in the day, but hope it's all going/went well for the dc's (and their parents too, of course :) ).

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