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 Post subject: Westcliffe girls
PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:32 pm 
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Hi, please can someone help me on this. My daughter got 333(outside catchment) which I was advised will be a guaranteed placement, but she was not offered a place.i am really confused. Can someone share some light to hat the pass mark needed for this year as the guidance and headteacher told me that with these marks she will definitely get in.....please advise


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 Post subject: Re: Westcliffe girls
PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:38 pm 
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Go to the Essex part of the forum and look at the sticky regarding cut offs.

The catchment was huge, the Chelmsford schools introduced a catchment, which pushed the out of catchment children from North and West Essex to Southend.

Do you grounds for an appeal?


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 Post subject: Re: Westcliffe girls
PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:56 pm 
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Yes...I think on two grounds, my daughters cat was run over a week before the test and she was very upset...and secondly the headteacher telling me that she will get in. I am not sure if hey count as appeal material but I am very annoyed as I thought she was in. Do you what the actual passmark was for out of catchment now....any avice will be good. Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Westcliffe girls
PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:28 pm 
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You can phone Southend Council to find her place on the waiting list.

Your daughter would have got in last year or previously. A Headteacher making a mistake isn't grounds for an appeal. The mistake did not change her score. Did you apply for SHSG?


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 Post subject: Re: Westcliffe girls
PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:43 am 
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You have been advised poorly. The sheet with guidance scores that came with your child's 11+ result was for guidance purposes only, and not a guarantee. The only surety would have been if you were in catchment for Southend and Westcliff schools in which case a score 305 or above would put you in a very strong position.

Based on the information shared by other forum users in the Essex thread, for Westcliff High School for Girls out of catchment, 344.628 was offered a place whereas 336.861 was not offered but presently third on waiting list. Bear in mind that there can be many scores before 333 (a score of 336.449 is currently around sixth on waiting list). You can always telephone Southend LEA - 01702 215007 Ext:5914 and find out what position you are in the waiting list.

Note also that for Southend School for girls, out of catchment score of 328 was offered a place, so you may want to reconsider your school preferences.

In terms of grounds of appeal, cat dying seems tenuous unless substantiated with compelling evidence how that can affect academic performance. I can't see how a headteacher's opinion would carry much weight. If you do wish to appeal read the valuable advice in this forum which is about providing strong evidence of academic ability and why that school is suitable for your child.


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 Post subject: Re: Westcliffe girls
PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:58 am 
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Hi all, Thankyou for your quick response. Do you think it is worth appealing.....I was advised that she was 23 in the waiting lst, is a chance she may get an offer?


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 Post subject: Re: Westcliffe girls
PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:20 pm 
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Did you apply for SHSG?

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