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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:43 am 
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There is a check box for each school saying distance from home. What is the criteria for being able to tick that box?

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:24 am 
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I’ve looked through the ‘How to fill in the online form’ and I still can’t find the answer. Does anyone know?

I recently had to apply for a passport and it was less stressful than this :(

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:03 am 
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I just read it as a box to tick to confirm you have considered the distance and the previous allocation distances to that school. I didn't think there was specific criteria. I have picked three schools and all are reasonable travel distances from home....... I'm still dithering because, though we have a clear no 1 choice, we have a very good comprehensive very near to our house and I can't find a good enough reason to put another grammar school second!!!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:03 pm 
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You can tick that box because you feel like it, no-one actually analyses the form!
In practice if your common sense says “that’s easy”, tick the bix.

I think the tickyboxes are simply to garner vague info for why parents have put achool down, and may be a historical overhang from before formalised criteria for admission, different to each school, were introduced.

Our DD’s CAF we ticked the “easy distance” to the schools within walking distance: but we know that as “can child walk here” doesn’t feature in any admission criteria, it won’t affect what she is allocated (as opposed to cachement distance, which will.)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:17 pm 
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Thanks. I ticked all the ones I think we are close to that we would have got in on distance last year.


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