Go to navigation
It is currently Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:39 am

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:49 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat May 02, 2015 11:48 am
Posts: 25
Hello,

Can you all share the girls grammar schools which offer out of catchment seat...I am considering locations where I could travel to London for work ...
The schools that I am aware of Henrietta barnet ( no catchment )
Tonbridge grammar offer 35 seats


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:55 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:41 am
Posts: 4598
Location: Essex
mpsv wrote:
Hello,

Can you all share the girls grammar schools which offer out of catchment seat...I am considering locations where I could travel to London for work ...
The schools that I am aware of Henrietta barnet ( no catchment )
Tonbridge grammar offer 35 seats


Colchester. Any of the Gloucestershire grammar schools. Any of the Birmingham grammar schools.

_________________
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.Groucho Marx


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 1:39 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:24 pm
Posts: 630
Location: Petts Wood, Bromley, Kent
mpsv wrote:
Hello,

Can you all share the girls grammar schools which offer out of catchment seat...I am considering locations where I could travel to London for work ...
The schools that I am aware of Henrietta barnet ( no catchment )
Tonbridge grammar offer 35 seats


Newstead Woods in SE London have a nine mile radius, Wilmington girls in Kent have 12 places for girls who score top in maths, Dartford Girls Grammar have some places for girls by score and outside the defined parishes. Bexley have a 'top 180' who qualify regardless of distance. All commutable to London and/or in outer London boroughs.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 5:50 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:22 pm
Posts: 90
Rochester Grammar - Rochester is 35 mins to St Pancras & 45 ish to Victoria


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:34 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:45 pm
Posts: 4606
I don't know if this thread is of any help? viewtopic.php?f=5&t=42555


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:21 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:38 pm
Posts: 2
Hello
I am quite new to this forum. My DD is in year 5 now. Like many mums, I think she is quite an abled child and wish to get her have a go in trying for grammar school entrances. We live in Stevenage- Hertfordshire and we are not in any catchment for any grammar schools and haven't got many reasonably good state schools either.

Looking for girls grammar schools which offer out of catchment seat for year 2017 intake. I am considering locations where we could travel to London for work. We are happy to relocate after the results (even with in 2 weeks). But quite worried to take the risk of relocating before the test results in case, she doesn't get in to the school in that particular area.
Any information and advice given I very much appreciated.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:43 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:24 pm
Posts: 630
Location: Petts Wood, Bromley, Kent
kitkat123 wrote:
Hello
I am quite new to this forum. My DD is in year 5 now. Like many mums, I think she is quite an abled child and wish to get her have a go in trying for grammar school entrances. We live in Stevenage- Hertfordshire and we are not in any catchment for any grammar schools and haven't got many reasonably good state schools either.

Looking for girls grammar schools which offer out of catchment seat for year 2017 intake. I am considering locations where we could travel to London for work. We are happy to relocate after the results (even with in 2 weeks). But quite worried to take the risk of relocating before the test results in case, she doesn't get in to the school in that particular area.
Any information and advice given I very much appreciated.


That is a lot of pressure on a child and a lot of potential change all at the same time. Saying that a friend who sat Bexley, Bromley and Kent got a good score in Kent but not enough to get into any of the superselectives so they upped sticks and moved to be close to one of the Kent Grammars by their deadline of early December. They had to prove they had cut ties with their old home and have a council tax bill in the new home so then ended up selling their old house and renting a new house. It must cost a small fortune in stamp duty fees and renting etc. I don't know if to get the quick sale they ended up letting it go below market or not. It was all very stressful. You can sit for the Kent test if outside of the county, but for Newstead you have to be resident within the nine mile radius when you register for the test.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 3:09 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:59 am
Posts: 5922
Please also ask yourself very carefully what you think a grammar school will offer which another school won't. In a non-selective area there are still bright children and they still go to school and achieve good results. Grammar schools follow the same curricula as other schools and moving a child to attend a grammar - any grammar - may not prove to be the holy grail you are seeking.

I agree with Fiona that it's a lot of pressure on a child too - to have the potential move of a whole family at short notice hinging on her performance in a test.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 3:25 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:38 pm
Posts: 2
Thank you PettswoodFiona for your advice.
Newstead is definitely not an option for us then. But would add Kent schools to my list along with Henrietta Barnet.
Thank you Amber for your feedback. I totally agree with your point which is why I have not looked at grammar school option till recently. But being to few non selective schools in my area recently made me realise the difference a school can have on a child. I would like my DD to give it a good try with ateast a couple of GS. Atleast, that way she can make her own choice. I don't want to repent for not attempting to try.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
CALL 020 8204 5060
   
Privacy Policy | Refund Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright © 2004 – 2016