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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:07 pm 
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On the allocation profiles, are the distances offered to out of catchment measured from the school itself, or the boundary of the catchment area?
For example, if a school had a perfectly circular catchment radius of 4 miles, and places were offered to 3.2 miles, would that mean places were offered to 7.2 miles? Or does it mean places couldn't be offered to everyone within catchment - only those up to 3.2 miles away?
I had assumed the school itself, but as some have very small distances listed, e.g. 0.89 miles, I'm now wondering whether they are from the catchment boundary instead?

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:08 pm 
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It's the total, it is a little confusing, but it means that they have gone to a distance of X miles, which also happens to be out of catchment.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:16 pm 
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Thanks for the prompt reply scary mum...but I still don't understand. Is it measured from the school itself or the catchment boundary? Sorry.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:25 pm 
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greengekho wrote:
Thanks for the prompt reply scary mum...but I still don't understand. Is it measured from the school itself or the catchment boundary? Sorry.

The distances as measured from the school and not catchment boundary.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:27 pm 
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Thank you!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:46 pm 
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I'm guessing some of the boundary edges might be very close to the school, particularly for schools near the county borders, or where there are other schools nearby. That would explain the low numbers you see occasionally!

There's often a difference in where the line starts within the school grounds though; some might be the middle of the school, others from the (main/any) school gate. Not that this made a difference to me a few years ago :oops: :oops: (the joy of missing out by 50 yards!)


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