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 Post subject: Commuting to WGHS
PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:41 am 
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Hi I was just wondering if someone has, or has seen someone commuting from Sutton Coldfield to WGHS?
I read all the good things about this school but concerned as it is really far from where we live.


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 Post subject: Re: Commuting to WGHS
PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:07 pm 
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JKA wrote:
Hi I was just wondering if someone has, or has seen someone commuting from Sutton Coldfield to WGHS?
I read all the good things about this school but concerned as it is really far from where we live.
I am not aware of anyone who does this journey and if anyone does its an isolated example certainly anyone who goes by school bus from Walsall travels from the furthest about 10 minutes away. QMHS would be a lot closer and it is on a bus route.It is possible to do the journey of 26 miles from the center of Sutton Coldfield to WGHS in 40 minutes now, longer in the rush hour, the majority of this journey is on the M6 Toll which is clear at most times.This would require a parent to pick up and drop off.You need to seriously consider QMHS.I don't suppose SCGSG or KE Handsworth are possible as you wouldn't be asking the question.

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 Post subject: Re: Commuting to WGHS
PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:08 pm 
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She scored 213, so just about the end of the waiting list from last year. Also score 325 in the walsall exam.
With the introduction of PP, I am not sure of her chances to the queen Mary, so I am trying to explore all the options possible.


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 Post subject: Re: Commuting to WGHS
PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:12 pm 
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Sorry I meant the waiting list from sutton girls


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 Post subject: Re: Commuting to WGHS
PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:35 pm 
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On the issue of pupil premium at QMHS and while no one knows what its impact will be on cut offs its impact may not be as great as imagined.From the schools website its clear that during 2015/16 there were 72 girls on pupil premium at the school which equates to about 10 a year.So assuming they will allocate all their places this will be an additional 20 girls on pupil premium and some of them may indeed score higher than the cut off for non pupil premium places.Last year the cut off in March was 320 and it had fallen to 315 from the waiting list in September.QMHS may indeed be the likely destination for your dd without making any predictions for this or the cut offs for SCGSG.You are wise to explore alternatives.

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