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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:25 am 
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Just pondering whilst we wait these last few (painful) days

We haven’t made a final choice until we get the result but just wondering if we get over the 303 (or whatever it may be this year)we are in catchment. If we put SHSB for example as first choice are you (as far as can be) guaranteed to get it? Anyone experience of previous years and people not getting first grammar choice and getting the other?


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Totallyutterly wrote:
Just pondering whilst we wait these last few (painful) days

We haven’t made a final choice until we get the result but just wondering if we get over the 303 (or whatever it may be this year)we are in catchment. If we put SHSB for example as first choice are you (as far as can be) guaranteed to get it? Anyone experience of previous years and people not getting first grammar choice and getting the other?


2014 entry, 303 didn't get a place at SHSB and unfortunately for the IC boys on the waiting list, adding another 30 places resulted in OOC places only, as the then admissions policy of a set maximum number of IC boy's had to be applied. This was subsequently amended to a set [url]proportion[/url].

Another few years back and the cut off for SHSB was 313.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:33 am 
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Totallyutterly wrote:
Just pondering whilst we wait these last few (painful) days

We haven’t made a final choice until we get the result but just wondering if we get over the 303 (or whatever it may be this year)we are in catchment. If we put SHSB for example as first choice are you (as far as can be) guaranteed to get it? Anyone experience of previous years and people not getting first grammar choice and getting the other?


There aren't a lot of guarantees when it comes to the CSSE 11+ and Essex Grammar School admissions I'm afraid.

Looking at the WHSB admission criteria, the only criterion that 'guarantees' a place at the school is where WHSB is named in a child’s statement of special education needs and the child passes the test. It states that the school and the Local Authority have a duty to admit the child.

The only other ‘guarantee’ for getting a place will be known after we receive the Red, Amber, 'Yellow', Green guidance sheet and the child achieves a score in the Green column. Achieving a score in the Green column will ‘almost certainly ensure a place is awarded’.

The above also applies for SHSB.

Roll on Tuesday!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:50 am 
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Thanks both - yes I mean when the sheet comes out then what they have for the green will mean if you’ve got that then you will be guaranteed that school


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:37 pm 
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I do know of children in previous years who wanted SHSB but got Wescliff.


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