Essex mum wrote:
Good luck "Guest".
I'm glad you got the information from the CSSE. I have send before on this forum that the scores are as above and people have said they are not.
CCHSG is one of the hardest schools in the country to get into, due to the numbers that travel in from London each day. It really is very unfair for the families in Essex, that are already limited to senior schools they can apply to.
Essex mum and guest. You seem a bit hard on the people applying for Essex grammers from London and elsewhere. Spare a thought for those of us who are not lucky enough to have grammers on our doorstep. For example, in Hertfordshire there are no selective grammers left. In Essex you still have 8 grammers which is luxurious in comparison to Herts. As we live on the Herts side of the border we have no choice but to apply to Essex grammers. This is not an easy option as we may have to move house etc if we are successful. We would much prefer to apply to a local grammer but there aren't any and our local school, which we put down as our first choice, is very heavily over subscribed. None of the other local schools provide the academic education we want and as we can't afford private we have to look towards Essex. I agree the situation for all of us is crazy but if you are looking for someone to blame, then blame previous politicians for taking advantage of the grammers themselves, then kicking the ladder away from the rest of us by closing most of them down.