Go to navigation
It is currently Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:07 am

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:47 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:51 pm
Posts: 3
Hi,
My DD scored 125 in Slough exam.We live in Hillingdon, near the hillingdon station. What are the chances of getting Upton court or Herschel?Trying to understand which would work out with preferences on CAF. Thanks in advance.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:28 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu May 01, 2008 5:27 pm
Posts: 4340
Location: london
Put the schools in the order you want them on your CAF, ie the one you want the most top and so on. Check the schools admissions data to see previous years allocation distances, but do not assume anything from them, the change in some admissions policies this year will/may change everything.

_________________
mad?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:28 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:31 pm
Posts: 16
125 - solid score - congratulations

Last year Upton Court cut off was 116 - so you have really good chance.


Please check here - section 6 and v

http://www.uptoncourtgrammar.org.uk/upl ... 019-20.pdf


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:29 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Sep 11, 2014 1:03 pm
Posts: 272
Omsvsaa wrote:
Hi,
My DD scored 125 in Slough exam.We live in Hillingdon, near the hillingdon station. What are the chances of getting Upton court or Herschel?Trying to understand which would work out with preferences on CAF. Thanks in advance.


Congrats to your DD

I'd say you stand a very good chance with Upton!
I don't know about Herschel as they have a new 4 mile catchment zone (i'm pretty sure Hillingdon is further than that) it's impossible to know what will be left after those place are allocated? If there are any places left they are allocated in rank order.

Good luck


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:14 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:51 pm
Posts: 3
Thanks! Both these schools rank equally for us. With 4mile catchment, my worry was whether we would miss out just by putting one or the other first.My dd is happy with both. So we are going to go with Herschel first and then Upton in CAF.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:21 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:45 pm
Posts: 6071
OP, I know both Hillingdon & the Slough areas you are talking about, and by road (according to Google maps), Herschel is almost twice as far as Upton. It doesn't sound as though you will get it anyway, but think very seriously about the journey, the traffic in those areas is awful. How would your DC get there? I really would choose whichever is quickest to get to as you will be spending a lot of time in traffic. Are you in catchment for any good schools in Hillingdon?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:52 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Nov 02, 2010 2:05 pm
Posts: 999
I agree with scary mum regarding ease of journey to school. Sadly some of DS's friends had to stop their afterschool clubs already as they couldn't cope with journey to and from school.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:59 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Dec 20, 2015 5:24 pm
Posts: 616
If the OP lives near to West Drayton station (I’m guessing within a 15 min walk) , then they could get a train from west Drayton to Slough and then walk to Upton (it’s about a 10-12 min walk).
But they would need to check out the train times at that time of day, be able to pay the £60 per month or so for a train season ticket, and be comfortable with their DC travelling potentially alone to and from the station in the dark and cold, year round.: mostly because when the trains mess up they’d realise how far it really is to the school by road. Upton is travellable by car but it’s double the journey time to get to Herschel from Hillingdon.
If however the OP lives near to Uxbridge tube, there is no direct access to Slough, and neither journey would be feasible.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:09 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:51 pm
Posts: 3
Thanks both. We are aware of the travel involved, the plan is to drop /pick up her and a couple of her friends if they all go to one of these schools!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:14 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Oct 10, 2015 7:42 pm
Posts: 79
I know a lot of DC (from Upton and St Bernards and, I'm guessing Langley grammar) catch the 81 bus into Slough as well as towards Hounslow.

My kids each have an oyster photo travel card - it cost £15, lasts for 5 years and as long as they have credit on there then the bus is "free".

Am guessing (well hoping) that once Crossrail opens Slough train station will get oyster card readers - thereby making travel in and out of London easier/ cheaper.

My kids usually take the bus unless they have their PE kits in which case I pick them up/drop off at Sainsbury's (very popular option with parents lol).

Good luck.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


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 – 2018