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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 8:17 pm 
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My daugther has passed the Bucks (126) and Berks-Langley (116) tests but we live in Harrow. Our choices are Chesham High School, Dr Challoners HS, Burnham HS, Aylesbury, Langley & Herschel. We are looking to move close to where she gets offered

Can someone advise if there is any realistic chance of getting offered a school? Moving blindly to a Bucks town seems crazy.

Please help.


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For Bucks it will be done on distance from the schools you have named on the CAF from where you live now - I think its likely you are too far from DCHS - which of the others did you put highest? You may be lucky but it depends on how many people living nearer the schools than you do qualify. As you are not a Bucks resident there is no guarantee of a GS place although traditionally Burnham GS, CHS and SHF tend not to be full in September -


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 8:54 pm 
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Thanks for the reponse.

Our order of preferences was

Chesham HS
Dr Challoners
Burnham HS
Aylesbury HS
Langley GS
Herschel GS

Fingers crossed!


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Location: Berks,Bucks
For Slough:
Langley do not have a catchment, places are allocated according to the pass score only, but Herschel mention an area in their admission policy: 'Slough; Burnham; Farnham Common; Farnham Royal; Windsor; Iver; Iver Heath; Datchet; Colnbrook.'
116 was above the threshold for offers from Langley in the last few years [possibly after the first round of allocations though], but with Slough Grammar now out of the Consortium, it is more difficult to predict the score needed to get into Langley.


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You can, of course, always consider a transfer appeal - on past allocation profiles you may get CHS although the new Head has raised its profile.

Stick around and let us know - we can help with transfer appeal if you need to do that.


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Thanks for the reassurances. Just a couple more queries.

Do I put forward the transfer appeal now or after 3rd March?

and

Does the council send notification if a pupil has NOT been offered any school?

Much appreciate the support.


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Wait to see what you are offered - you will [or should] get offered something - it could be your local school as you can be offered schools which you did not put down!


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Hi,
What's a transfer appeal? We live quite far from grammars, so it might be relevant to me as well. Thanks.

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A transfer appeal is when you are given a school you do not want - or even one you did not choose - you appeal for a school you do want [provided you are qualified i.e. if you do not qualify for a GS you can only do transfer for other non GS].

Usually the grounds would be on suitability of the school etc., transport, ethos of school [e.g. faith school] - you argue FOR the one you want rather than against the one you have been allocated.


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If you're interested in "transfer appeals" (Bucks terminology for appealing for an oversubscribed school) have a look at section C:
www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/11plus-appeal ... nswers.php

You can submit a transfer appeal after the allocations at the beginning of March. You can only appeal for a school for which you have applied and been refused in writing. As Guest55 points out, in Bucks there is also the proviso that you cannot appeal for a specific grammar school without first qualifying via the 11+ or via a "selection appeal" (Bucks terminology for an appeal against non-qualification).

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