We were due to complete on a house this week and it has fallen through, i am now thinking the logical thing to do would be to rent for a year, somewhere very close to the girls grammar. We had intended on this being our first choice anyway and our daughter is being tutored in the hope of a good score. The property we were purchasing was 600 metres from the school and the property we are looking to rent is 225 metres. We werw hoping a good score + location would help us gain entry.
Do you think we'd get a definaite location place on this ?
The plan would be to rent until she gets in and then hopefully another house would come up locally as i really want her to be able to walk to and from school each day, she isnt a very street wise child & the thought of sending her off on a bus across Watford worries me. I also have a son who needs to get to infants and driving her to school then him isnt an option.
I know nothing is definite but i'd like to know what our chances are on 225 metres. I've looked at the historical info but it still worries me that the distance could drop further.
As you say nothing is definite but at 225m you stand a very good chance based on the history; 2013 - 478m, 2014 - 250m, 2015 - 247m. There are several flats very very close to WGGS and there are many for rent to people such as yourself and others who are perhaps more cynical, renting to get entrance and then moving back to Pinner or wherever once settled. It is a contentious topic as you might imagine.
General good advice is to not limit yourself to one entrance rule and look at music and academic entry to supplement your chances. In any case, as you will no doubt hear when you attend Dame Helens speech, the focus of WGGS is academic hard work and a high level of achievement is expected with active discouragement to DD expecting an easy ride. It is quite a shock that speech when you first hear it