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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:20 am 
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Hello,

We live OOC in Ferndown, just on the border of the catchment areas for Bournemouth School and Poole Grammar.

Where is our son more likely to get a place? Can you give a general idea of what percentage score he would need on the test to be accepted?

Also, can you appeal if you are rejected for being OOC if you are slightly out of catchment? We have tried to move to give him the best chance but unfortunately our house has not sold in time to move.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:20 pm 
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Thomas1979 wrote:
Hello,

We live OOC in Ferndown, just on the border of the catchment areas for Bournemouth School and Poole Grammar.

Where is our son more likely to get a place? Can you give a general idea of what percentage score he would need on the test to be accepted?

Also, can you appeal if you are rejected for being OOC if you are slightly out of catchment? We have tried to move to give him the best chance but unfortunately our house has not sold in time to move.


No idea re your relative likelihood of getting a place at either school, I'm afraid, but on your last question, you can submit an appeal for any school for which you applied but were turned down. In practice, in the first instance, this means for any school which you ranked higher on your CAF than the one your DC was offered.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:46 pm 
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Hi,

I think its probably worth asking both schools what their pass marks were this year, although that can change by a few marks every year. Not sure how it works in terms of percentage, but I’m sure the schools would help there too! All four of the schools in this area can have slightly different pass marks to each other.

If the admissions criteria hasn’t changed (have a read of those on the school websites if you haven’t already), both boys’ schools rank all pupils according to their marks, and the majority of pupils get in that way. A smaller number of pupil places are reserved for those who live nearer. So if your son scores highly enough, it won’t matter that he lives outside of catchment. If he scores lower, then it is a bit more of an unknown!

My daughter got in to BSG with an out of catchment score of 331 if that helps.

Hope that helps a little

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