The following was the reply from Reading LEA regarding their implementation of the rules from the latest Admission Code.
Hope this helps and confirms that there's going to be no change................its a shame.......
The grammar schools are foundation schools and therefore set their own
admission policy. They have consulted Reading Borough Council and are
currently consulting on their policy for admission in 2008. The
be seen on our websitehttp://www.reading.gov.uk/General.asp?i ... 2-A78224F8
new Admissions Code into consideration, bearing in mind that this
not mandatory, both Kendrick and Reading Schools, supported by Reading
Borough Council's Admission Forum have decided not to bring the testing
procedure forward. The reasoning behind this decision is, that now that
admission authority can have a first preference first policy no child
be disadvantaged by putting a grammar school as a first preference. To
the test forward would have involved the schools in setting up late
for those that missed the test but submitted an on time or late
for good reasons. Therefore it would not be possible to give all
information before the 24 October.
Parents whose children take the tests for Reading and Kendrick will he
informed of the outcome of their application at the same time as for
schools. Letters will be sent on the 3 March 2008 as the 1 March is a