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 Post subject: Full of dispair
PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 7:08 pm 
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Dear All,

I wonder if anyone would be able to help me? I am a very worried Mother who have been through a Bucks Appeal with my Son and we were unfortunately unsuccessful.

Following this rather traumatic time, we have now received our offer from the Council and have been offered an Upper School that we did not put down as a choice. We were so convinced that our Son was going to pass and with the Teachers recommendations - only put one choice of Secondary School down of our list of 6. We have not been offered this school.

To make matters worse, the school we have been offered is one of the worst in Buckinghamshire. The Ofsted Report from 2007 rates it 4 in all Categories.

We have barely got over the shock that we did not get through the appeal and now this. A boy who is border line for Grammar School is now being offered a place at a school that is officially failing. I would welcome any advise as I am quite literally running out of hope, steam and simply do not know where to go from here. Has anyone been through the transfer appeal process???

Thank you in advance


A Very Worried Mum


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 7:18 pm 
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Read the appeals Q & A - you need to show why your child needs the school you put down - your CAF will be there so you can also show you did not apply for the school you have been allocated.

When you get the paper offer you wil see the allocation profile for the school you wanted - how close were you to the cut off distance?

Don't despair - there is hope - set your sights on 12+ too -


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 7:19 pm 
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I am sorry to hear your news and feel for your son. Your not the only one someone has just said the same on the Kent site about being offered a school miles away and not on there form. Perhaps they will be able to give you an explanation in the morning. x


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 7:38 pm 
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I guess so. Its just terribly upsetting to be offered a school that is failing. It was in fact threatened with closure last year.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:33 pm 
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If you live in South Bucks, contact comprehensives in Maidenhead - a friend of mine was in exactly the same situation as you last year, did just this and was placed on waiting list for Altwood. After 6 weeks got offered a place.

If you don't live in South Bucks, you could perhaps try something similar with other good upper schools in the area.


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If you live in South Bucks, contact comprehensives in Maidenhead - a friend of mine was in exactly the same situation as you last year, did just this and was placed on waiting list for Altwood. After 6 weeks got offered a place.

If you don't live in South Bucks, you could perhaps try something similar with other good upper schools in the area.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:38 pm 
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We are in South Bucks and I know of Altwood - should I contact the School direct or go through the Council?

Thank you for taking the time to write to me.

A Worried Mum


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 Post subject: A Very Worried Mum
PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:51 pm 
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Dear Very Worried Mum, saying a little prayer for you...does this stress never end? Hoping you get a better school sorted - there's still a lot fat ladies to sing before September!! :?


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Thank you, I truly hope so too. Not really sure we can all take much more to be honest ;)

A Tired Mum


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:56 pm 
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Hope it works out for you



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