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 Post subject: Waiting list process
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:29 pm 
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Hi, My son had scored 224 and he has not received KEAston... I am shocked the score has gone up 6 points this year , huge disappointment to the child and parents..

Could you please help me understand on the waiting list, and does he stand a chance for KEA in waiting list, as 226 has been offered...

Appreciate your help..


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 Post subject: Re: Waiting list process
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:52 pm 
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My son hasnt been offered KEA either at 224.
He has been offered local comp but will automatically go on to the waiting list as it was higher preference than the local comp offered.

In the meantime I will accept it and see what happens.

224 is not far off 226. Last year offers were made off the waiting list at lower scores. I think its just a matter of waiting now.

Unless you want to appeal but I'm not too sure on how that works.


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 Post subject: Re: Waiting list process
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:41 pm 
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thank you... it is very disheartneing to see that child dint get a seat for a score of 224... we were expecting BV...


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 Post subject: Re: Waiting list process
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:49 pm 
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care1960bear wrote:
My son hasnt been offered KEA either at 224.
He has been offered local comp but will automatically go on to the waiting list as it was higher preference than the local comp offered.

In the meantime I will accept it and see what happens.

224 is not far off 226. Last year offers were made off the waiting list at lower scores. I think its just a matter of waiting now.

I would be confident of an offer based on previous years waiting lists in the weeks and months to come.

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 Post subject: Re: Waiting list process
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:12 pm 
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Please accept the school place offered - you can appeal/accept places/be added to waiting lists afterwards, just make sure you have a place (whether you want it or not!)


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 Post subject: Re: Waiting list process
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:14 pm 
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To those of you who haven't been offered Aston, what about HGS?


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 Post subject: Re: Waiting list process
PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:03 am 
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we had given Adams as our fourth preference and HGS as the 5th ..

But unfortuntately he has been offered boarding in ADAM's which we wont be able to pay..

My situation is currently, i dont have any schools that i can accept even local comp school

really bad situation for a score of 224...

Can you please help me , if i reject the ADAM's offer my son will stand chances of getting for HGS or KEA ..

I am not sure of the standard of the HGS school and its locality, any help from parents will really help


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 Post subject: Re: Waiting list process
PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:18 am 
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KE Handsworth for boys has always been a good school and in my view has improved a lot in the last few years so there is little to choose between it and other KE schools.The new catchment criteria will obliterate further any perceived differences.I would in the first instance contact Birmingham admissions advising them you are rejecting Adams and ask to go on the waiting list for KE Handsworth.Then wait for offers from the waiting lists and accept each one as its made.Once you have a higher offer then accepting the new one and rejecting the earlier one.

Be patient a school will work out.

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 Post subject: Re: Waiting list process
PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:44 am 
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As it's a waiting list question I'll pop it here if no one minds.

Those who are now on waiting lists for one of the grammars, will there be absolutely no movement before the 25th or might schools offer out places in the meantime?


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 Post subject: Re: Waiting list process
PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:58 am 
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thank you all..

we received a communication few minutes back he has been offered HGS boys...

ADAM's offer on boarding was only a suggestion that was offered to us and it was not holding our son's seat in other schools..

Appreciate all your help..


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