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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:39 pm 
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I have not done a CAF form before, so need some advise from more experienced people on this forum.
We live in Bucks and Priority 2 Kendrick area
DD has cleared Slough/Kendrick and Bucks test
Looking at the historical data, she is unlikely to get into Kendrick, but we are bit confused due to extra seats/lower pass mark in Kendrick.
Since we live in Bucks , DD is quite likely to get into Becky High, but Kendrick is our first choice.

If we give Kendrick as first option and Becky as second choice and come March 2020 if she does not get into Kendrick, is it possible that since we did not put Becky high as first option, her chances of getting into Becky decrease ?

Will it be safer to put Becky high as first option and forget about kendrick ?


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:44 pm 
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The order you put schools on the CAF makes no difference to whether you would get them, so put them in your genuine order of preference. So if kendrick is your first choice put it first.

For kendrick, the first 96 places will be allocated as they have been in previous years and given the info on the FAQs this year I would not expect the cutoff for these places to be different from before (so around the 114.xx range).

However the extra 32 places will be allocated firstly to those in P1 who have qualified, then any left over will be allocated to P2. As you mentioned the QS has gone down this year. I think some P2 girls may get one of the extra places, but not sure.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:02 pm 
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gettingserious wrote:
If we give Kendrick as first option and Becky as second choice and come March 2020 if she does not get into Kendrick, is it possible that since we did not put Becky high as first option, her chances of getting into Becky decrease ?

Will it be safer to put Becky high as first option and forget about kendrick ?


If you put Kendrick and Becky second then do not get into Kendrick this will NOT affect your chance of getting into Becky as you second choice will become your first choice


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:32 pm 
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The website of your home local authority will have the same info in close proximity to the bit where you set up.your CAF :).

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:32 pm 
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Hi,

I need an urgent help completing CAF online.

When selected Kendrick school as one of option - it shows me the following screen, I am not sure how to select these options and how much it matter ?

I am selecting following options (marked kin bold) based on my believe ? Is any further proof required for these points ? What if I just say catchment, easy to travel and can pass entrance test? How much these option matter for selective (Grammar) schools?

1) I am selecting this school because it is a Faith School
2) Are you claiming exceptional medical or social needs as ground for admission of your child to the particular school.
3) I believe my child lives in this school's catchment
4) I believe my child attends a feeder school to this school
5) I am selecting this school on social reason
6) I am selecting this school because of distance from my child's home to the school
7) I am selecting this school because it is easy to make arrangement for my child to travel to this school
I am selecting this school because it is a -- Single Sex ---eo-ed --- Not applicable
8) I am selecting this school because name if child removed by moderator is a child of a member of staff currently working at this Preferred school for more than 2 years
9) I believe my child ca pass this school's entrance test
10) I am selecting this school because my child has an aptitude for the school's specialism (s)


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:34 pm 
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TBH, i dont think the option you select matters. They will give you a call if they need to check anything further on the answers you give. I simply selected ' I believe my child can pass the test' and left it at that.

Good luck


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