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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 10:54 pm 
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Hi there,

11+ newbie parent here. Have a slightly basic question. We are considering an 11+ strategy based on non-catchment seats only (current place of residence does not fall within catchment areas of any schools and we cannot move for a number of reasons).

Question is, if I want to apply for grammar schools in multiple areas (e.g. Kent and Sutton), does that mean that my child needs to sit for multiple 11+ exams (one for each area where I want to apply for grammar schools)? From reading the school admissions policies, each group of schools in an area seems to have a different 11+ exam. Want to check if exam results from one area are accepted by schools in another area?

Thanks for any advice and guidance you can provide.

- Prad


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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 12:20 am 
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The 11+ is not standard, so tests are not transferable.


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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 5:10 am 
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There are some schools who are using the same CEM test where it is possible to share results. Take a look in the CEM section at CEM Super Saturday on 12th September. These schools are all offering the same exam paper on the same day and some of them for example Latymer school and the borough of Redbridge are sharing results. DG


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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 5:54 am 
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The op was also talking about multiple areas, so a pass in Bucks would not count in Kent, for instance.


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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 6:18 am 
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Where do you actually live? You say that it is somewhere not in any grammar school catchment, so presumably not actually in Kent or Sutton or Buckinghamshire or (quite a lot of quite broad areas?) and you will not move. So this means that your child will be commuting to wherever the school is. So please consider their quality of life; you may say it's all very well for those of us who do live in areas which have retained grammar schools to say this, but a grammar school place is not the be all and end all and certainly not worth letting a child in for a ridiculously long journey.

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