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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:19 pm 
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I've spoken to someone who didn't put down any grammars as they thought you had to have a minimum 222. They're now considering altering their preferences to try and get in of the wait list.

This happens in some other grammar regions and sometimes means entrance requirements for distance or score go up on first reallocation rather than down.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:50 pm 
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KenR wrote:
For those in catchment, scoring above the Priority Score, it's worth reading the full text of the Heath Monk's message on the KE Foundation Website. It may give some hope of a place via the waiting list. See:-

https://www.schoolsofkingedwardvi.co.uk/2020/03/02/nearly-200-disadvantaged-students-to-be-offered-places-at-king-edward-vi-selective-schools/

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He added: “We are keeping the catchment areas and scores under review. For example, we know that not all high-scoring non-Pupil Premium children in the Five Ways and Camp Hill Boys catchment areas will receive an offer today. However, we are confident that sufficient places will become available over the next few months – and they will be top of the waiting lists for those schools.”

This is a tweet from Heath Monk:
https://twitter.com/heath_monk/status/1 ... 49312?s=21

It did occur to me that the King Edward Foundation would know which children have places at KES /KEHS and which of those children also have offers of a place at their catchment grammar schools. Hence the confidence about places becoming available. I’m looking forward to finding out my child’s waiting list position!


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:06 pm 
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PettswoodFiona wrote:
msquantity wrote:
I've spoken to someone who didn't put down any grammars as they thought you had to have a minimum 222. They're now considering altering their preferences to try and get in of the wait list.

This happens in some other grammar regions and sometimes means entrance requirements for distance or score go up on first reallocation rather than down.


Hi. I wasnt aware you could change preferences after offer day. Presume this could in theory mean all those with relatively high scores who did not apply cos they thought min score was 222, would have a chance?
Is it as simple as updating the preferences with the local authority?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:22 pm 
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Ever_green_dad wrote:
PettswoodFiona wrote:
msquantity wrote:
I've spoken to someone who didn't put down any grammars as they thought you had to have a minimum 222. They're now considering altering their preferences to try and get in of the wait list.

This happens in some other grammar regions and sometimes means entrance requirements for distance or score go up on first reallocation rather than down.


Hi. I wasnt aware you could change preferences after offer day. Presume this could in theory mean all those with relatively high scores who did not apply cos they thought min score was 222, would have a chance?
Is it as simple as updating the preferences with the local authority?


There is guidance here on changing your preferences if you are in Birmingham - https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/info/2011 ... _7_place/2


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:41 pm 
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It sounds like it would be worth pursuing. If your child has a score greater than the lowest score offered. Your child will not forfeit their current school allocation so looks like you have nothing to lose!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:14 pm 
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Nella wrote:
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https://www.birminghamgrammarschools.org/content/results-and-offers

KEFW data on line. I can only assume the 4974m is a sibling as we are closer.... how frustrating!


Aha this is interesting- the furthest distance has been amended by KEFW. Last child admitted is 4461m. I rang the council and we’re 4557m... 96m too far away!

https://www.birminghamgrammarschools.or ... and-offers


Couldn't you get in other grammars as a CAT 5 ?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:52 pm 
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Veggie wrote:
Nella wrote:
Nella wrote:
https://www.birminghamgrammarschools.org/content/results-and-offers

KEFW data on line. I can only assume the 4974m is a sibling as we are closer.... how frustrating!


Aha this is interesting- the furthest distance has been amended by KEFW. Last child admitted is 4461m. I rang the council and we’re 4557m... 96m too far away!

https://www.birminghamgrammarschools.or ... and-offers


Couldn't you get in other grammars as a CAT 5 ?

Yes, but I believe in a local school for local children. I personally don’t think grammar schools are the be all and end all. My child is also adamant that they want to go to a mixed school so single sex schools were not a consideration!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:00 pm 
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Couldn't you get in other grammars as a CAT 5 ?
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Yes, but I believe in a local school for local children. I personally don’t think grammar schools are the be all and end all. My child is also adamant that they want to go to a mixed school so single sex schools were not a consideration!


Totally agree, I chose the grammar school that was closest to us, 2 miles, just wondered if you were close to another as on edge of catchment.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:00 pm 
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We got our first choice at Camp Hill Girls, daughter got 241, live 6.3miles away but in catchment. Opted for KEHS as son is at KES


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:29 pm 
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simplelearning wrote:
We got our first choice at Camp Hill Girls, daughter got 241, live 6.3miles away but in catchment. Opted for KEHS as son is at KES

Congratulations to your daughter on the place at KEHS and thank you for posting.


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