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 Post subject: Siblings on CAF
PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:34 pm 
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Hi

Do you choose only one school on CAF if you want the same school as a sibling.
Do siblings always get a place in co-ed consortium schools? My son sat the test but didn’t do as well as his brother so we relying on a sibling place.

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 Post subject: Re: Siblings on CAF
PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:43 pm 
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You need to read the admissions criteria for the school you are interested in.


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 Post subject: Re: Siblings on CAF
PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:20 am 
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Fab11craze wrote:
Hi

Do you choose only one school on CAF if you want the same school as a sibling.
Do siblings always get a place in co-ed consortium schools? My son sat the test but didn’t do as well as his brother so we relying on a sibling place.

Thanks


If your older son's school has the sibling rule high up in the admission criteria then you stand a very high chance of getting in, the test score becomes somewhat irrelevant but having done the test there's no reason not to enter it on the SIF for that school anyway.

Secondly, I'd advise against only putting one school on the CAF for the 'just in case he doesn't get in' scenario; just fill the other slots with what you would deem as acceptable alternatives in your opinion.


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 Post subject: Re: Siblings on CAF
PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:03 pm 
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Thanks Otter, sibling is quite high on the criteria list, it’s above academic and music.
But, I think you are right, I should list others, just in case.

We will be very disappointed if he doesn’t get a sibling place....I guess I was hoping someone here would tell me to just put the one School down on the CAF that he was guaranteed a place :shock:

But I suppose nothing is certain until 1st March :|


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 Post subject: Re: Siblings on CAF
PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:07 pm 
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If you only put one school down then if you don't get that you can be offered any school with spaces ...


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 Post subject: Re: Siblings on CAF
PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:22 pm 
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Guest55 wrote:
If you only put one school down then if you don't get that you can be offered any school with spaces ...


Oh, in that case, it definitely makes sense to put other schools down. Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Siblings on CAF
PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:08 pm 
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Which school is it?


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 Post subject: Re: Siblings on CAF
PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:45 pm 
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If putting just one school down on your CAF gave you a place at that school then that is what everyone would do!

So that could never work. DG


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 Post subject: Re: Siblings on CAF
PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:59 pm 
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Hera wrote:
Which school is it?


It’s Rickmansworth, sibling is the 4th criteria on their admission details.
There’s no mention of a restriction on the number of sibling places or what happens if there are too many...which lead me to think all siblings must get a place....hence why I thought I could safely just put the one school on my CAF?


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 Post subject: Re: Siblings on CAF
PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:37 am 
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All siblings have always been offered at Ricky. I know many parents who only listed Ricky in the past, however if it was me I would still list a couple of others as you have nothing to lose by doing so. I listed four schools even though I was guaranteed all of them just in case :lol:


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