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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2020 9:40 am 
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Hi,

While going through the admission policy for SHFGS for year 2021 found out that over-subscription for entry to Year 7 a bit odd. It says in point 6:

6. Students living in the catchment area of the school (who must have been in residence at their home address continuously since 31 October 2019)

https://www.sirhenryfloyd.co.uk/assets/ ... s-2021.pdf

I thought only Dr Challoner's Grammar School had a different moving deadline among all grammar schools.

Anybody knows if SHFGS also changes rules or is it a copy/paste error from last year's admission policy?

Thank you


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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2020 12:26 pm 
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It does look rather as though it has been copied across, although it's a bit of an important one! I suggest you contach admissions at the school or Bucks County Council & ask them for clarification. Please let us know their response!


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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2020 2:38 pm 
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I did send an email to the BCC and school. Will update.


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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 1:43 pm 
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Below is the response from SHFGS:


"Apologies for the delay in replying to your email.
There is an error in the policy and it should state October 2020. We will be uploading the corrected version onto the website.

Kind Regards

SHFGS"


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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 6:48 pm 
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So someone in a position to move quickly - who is living in rented property for example - could wait for the test results and then quickly move close to the school, and effectively jump the queue.


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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 6:36 am 
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Deb70 wrote:
So someone in a position to move quickly - who is living in rented property for example - could wait for the test results and then quickly move close to the school, and effectively jump the queue.


It’s always been like that in Bucks. You would have to be in very quick position to move though as there’s only a couple of weeks between results day and the deadline.

Had my hopes up for a bit that SHFGS was going to be the first grammar school to address this issue but I knew that was wishful thinking.

What annoys me more than people who move in those two weeks is people who start renting here in Year 5. They take the Bucks test and pass it with high scores and then don’t even go to school here as they get a better offer from a super selective school elsewhere. It’s as if for them the Bucks schools are not good enough for their child and only good as a safety net. They see it as an “easy” option but skew the results for the rest of us :(


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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 7:29 am 
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DCGS is the only Bucks school to have addressed this so far and this has been in place for some time.


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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 10:22 am 
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I know a couple of instances personally where people have been asked by BCC to prove that the move was long term by providing sale deeds of properties or long term (2 years) rental agreements. This was even when the move was in June/July. So I think it's not that straight forward.


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