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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 8:27 pm 
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Hi,

I wonder if anyone could offer some advice. My Daughter scored 112 in the 11 plus so missed out on the chance of going to the local grammar school. We sent her to a school aproximately 8 miles away which she travels via bus at a cost of £30 per week. She has now passed the 12 plus but the school we would like her to attend is full. We are looking to appeal for a place but really dont know where to start in terms of what we need to bring to the appeal.

We obviously have the travelling distance of her current school vs being able to walk to the local GS, Her brother has now passed the 11 plus and will be attending the school from September 2015. We are really unhappy with the level of achievement at her current school I have met with the head of year regarding the lack of quality homework etc. Her levels we all 5a-b's when leaving primary and are currently 6a-6b in most subjects except science which is a 5a and there seems to be little progress in this subject. We obviously want her to attend the best school she can but also being close to home would really make a difference to her both academically and she takes part in sports clubs where ever she can being captain of the netball and rounders team which proves difficult to juggle to allow her to do this at her current school as often as she would like as the bus only leaves once and both myself and my husband both work full time.

Just looking to see if anyone has been through this or has some pointers where to start

Many Thanks


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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 8:33 pm 
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Welcome!

Read the Q and A as that will give you some pointers.

Presumably you are in catchment; were any places allocated? You will need to argue that your daughter's needs outweigh the prejudice to the school of catering for an additional pupil.

Has the school gone over its PAN in the past? These places will have been allocated by appeal so don't give up.


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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 8:35 pm 
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Welcome from me too! :D

Start here:
http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeal ... ed-school/

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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 9:03 pm 
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Thankyou for the information.

Yes we are in catchment area 5 mins walk to be exact :-),
How would I know in the school has allocated any places or have gone over their Pan in the last few years?
Also reading the link you have attached the school I would be appealing for has had new science labs built due to open september 2015 I am wondering whether to include this in the appeal?
Also is the 1st part of the appeal completed one day and then the second part another date its not that clear

thanks again


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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 9:14 pm 
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Have they told you that you are on a waiting list?

http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/media/3123275 ... y-2015.pdf

According to this they (the school I think you mean) had no vacancies.

I've sent you a PM ...


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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 9:23 pm 
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jen1976 wrote:
Yes we are in catchment area 5 mins walk to be exact :-)
One point in your favour! :)

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How would I know in the school has allocated any places or have gone over their Pan in the last few years?
If the information isn't available on the school or council website, you can ask:
http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeal ... school#c26

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Also reading the link you have attached the school I would be appealing for has had new science labs built due to open september 2015 I am wondering whether to include this in the appeal?
No - but ask at stage one whether this has added to the school's capacity.
http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeal ... school#c13
http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeal ... school#c29

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Also is the 1st part of the appeal completed one day and then the second part another date its not that clear
It depends how they decide to organise the appeals!
See C1(a) Note 2:
http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeal ... -school#c1

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 2:34 pm 
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Hello Jen,
Has your D been ablre to get a place yet?all the best .
Please how do you go through or who do you get admission form from for 12+ examination.DD did not make her 11+ but want to do the 12+?


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