I have just noticed a very
significant change in the arrangements for proof of residence for this year's 11+.
In previous years the date for providing proof of address was a week after
the 11+ results were issued. This had the unfortunate effect of allowing some people to "play the system" by putting their child through the 11+ and then only moving to Bucks on a hurried rental agreement if their child qualified. There were obviously checks to ensure that the addresses provided were valid and permanent, but there is no doubt that some very determined people managed to circumvent those.
The following is quoted from the 2010 Admissions scheme published by Bucks CC (the full document can be viewed here
) - the timeline is on page 16:
13 November 2009
Latest date for parents who are moving into a catchment area to provide proof and be considered in-catchment for the first allocation round.
20 November 2009
Publication of results of selection testing for timely applicants.
This is certainly a positive step in reducing the number of "speculative applications" for Bucks GS places. (I hesitate to use the phrase "chancers and cheats"!)