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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:28 pm 
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Hi

I am just wondering if somebody could please throw light on what the below means regarding the admissions criteria?

The School admits 120 boys on the basis of their ability. Boys will be regarded as of selective
ability according to their performance in the selection tests established by the school:
a) Pupils who have reached the pass mark ......then those
who have medical or social grounds for admission supported by appropriate
professional evidence ??


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:58 pm 
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what is actually says is:

a) Pupils who have reached the pass mark who are Looked After Children, then those
who have medical or social grounds for admission supported by appropriate
professional evidence.
b) In rank order of performance.


So ... all the children have to pass the exam first. Then the places are allocated to children in public care first, then those with medical / social grounds (school usually named in a statement ), then the rest of the places by score. The first two are, I think, legal requirements and do not account for many pupils - the majority will be given palces in score order.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 1:16 pm 
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You are almost correct Herm.Medical or social is not a legal requirement . Schools are not legally obliged to give priority to medical or social if they do not chose to do so .Some schools find to chose a child on social grounds is difficult as it can be a subjective rather than objective decision some on has to take. London Borough of Newham does not have either social or medical as a criteria not does Rosebery School in Epsom..
Statemented children have automatic priority if the school is named on their statement.
They used to be an over subscription criteria , but now the school must take them before any one else including looked after .


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:18 pm 
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If the child has a statement that names the school and has passed the test then the school ARE obliged to take that child. The school has no choice in this and these children are not processed under the normal admission criteria as their places are assured.

Where no statement is in place, the school uses their own admission criteria to award places. In the case of Wallington children in care are given top priority along with children classed professionally as having a social or medical need that Wallington can cater for. This means that children who are not statemented but have a verifiable need to attend the school will get priority. The standard of acceptable proof demonstrating that only Wallington could cater for a particular child's needs would probably have to be quite high to be accepted under this criteria.

The rest of the places are awarded based on overall 11+ score. There are more children who pass the 11+ test than the school can accommodate so that is why this order of priority is established.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 3:42 pm 
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Ta CC and LLL -

Makes sense that the looked after kids and those with statements are the ones who get automatic priority (providing they pass the exam) - a general statement such as "medical and social grounds" could cover almost anything...


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