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 Post subject: DCHS from Chesham
PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:33 pm 
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Hi All
What is probability of getting into DCHS from Chesham??

Any other schools apart from Chesham grammar.

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Krithi


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 Post subject: Re: DCHS from Chesham
PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:35 pm 
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The distance from DCHS went to about 1.9 miles out of catchment in the first round & 2.2 miles in the second. How far away are you?


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 Post subject: Re: DCHS from Chesham
PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:20 am 
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Thanks Scary Mum. What do the rounds mean in practice? We’re in catchment but 6miles from DCHS. At the open day, they said for the last 4 years, all kids who put DCHS as 1st choice got a place. CGS is our only other grammar in catchment and our girl doesn’t want co-ed.

With the rounds in previous years, is it the case that eventually all in catchment got a place with others releasing after the beginning of March? We’re looking at indies too as back up, but strong preference is DCHS. Now concerned that timing may not work as all the indies need place confirmation and deposits paid by Feb/Mar. Fine if the places are all confirmed for DCHS by 2 March but maybe not if it goes on a bit.

Thanks for any insights!


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 Post subject: Re: DCHS from Chesham
PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:56 am 
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I have just re-read the allocations (their criteria are in a different order to many schools) from last year and it does say that all catchment girls were allocated and some out of catchment up to 1.9 miles. So for the last few years anyone in catchment has got a place on March 1st (the thing about putting it first is slightly misleading, but if it is your first choice, put it first).
The reason the distance sounds so small (& this is what confused me) is that the school is relatively near the catchment boundary. I'm assuming the out of catchment allocation was a few girls from Chorleywood.


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 Post subject: Re: DCHS from Chesham
PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:33 am 
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Thank you! That sounds a whole lot better!! I know there are no guarantees, but always good to have insight into what’s likely.


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 Post subject: Re: DCHS from Chesham
PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:24 pm 
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I have a DD at DCHS, we live in catchment but very close to the school, however there are lots of girls who come from out of catchment, so I think if you live in catchment you have a very strong chance of a place.


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