I imagine that there are new people coming on all the time to the forum as I did a year ago. If they are interested in Bexley Grammars they will come here.
I wonder whether we should start a post in each county that shows some more guidance. For example there could be
Link to 2010 Over subscription criteria (for each school)
Likely date of tests (to be updated once confirmed
Process of registering for tests (if out of borough)
Format of tests
Producer of tests (e.g. NFER) - so people can if they choose go to WH Smiths and get the right revision material
Figures for this year on how many took the tests and passed etc and past years if obtainable
Distance that they went out (e.g. for Wilmington - although a a Kent school) has been quoted by Gercha as 5.8 miles.
How each borough measures distance (e.g. Bexley is shortest walking or driving, whereas for Wilmington it is as the crow flies)
See here for walking/driving http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/cgi-bin/inyourarea/dist.pl
or email here for Kent distances email@example.com
When I contacted Kent last year they gave me my distance as 5.24 (although they actually measure it 4 decimal places). They also said this
"Regarding the request for information on distances places were offered to over the past few years this is a "Freedom of Information" request and you will need to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or 01622 696662 for assistance on this matter."
What do you guys think?
1) Would it be a useful tool
2) Who has the time to do it - AND - keep it up to date
If it would be useful does anyone have any other ideas for what info would be useful?