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 Post subject: KCC test in France
PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:47 am 
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Very soon KCC will expect OCC candidates (London Kids) to take their test in France. Disgraceful.


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 Post subject: Re: KCC test in France
PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:16 am 
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Well this should definitely start a debate :shock: Do you have a link or further information on this? There must be some background info!

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 Post subject: Re: KCC test in France
PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:27 am 
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doodles wrote:
Well this should definitely start a debate :shock: Do you have a link or further information on this? There must be some background info!


Dear Mrs xxxxxx
Kent Test – Saturday 8 September 2018
I am writing to you because you have registered Xxxxx to take tests for admission to a Kent grammar school.
The tests will take place at Chatham & Clarendon Grammar School, Chatham Street, Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 7PS on Saturday 8 September 2018.
Please ensure that Xxxxxx arrives by 9.15am at the latest and no earlier than 8.45am, when registration will take place. The tests will begin at 10am...........

We cannot offer anyone an alternative to the allocated test centre because of the very high number of children taking the test on the day. If you wish to withdraw from the Kent Test please reply to this email.


A deterrent for Londoners? smh


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 Post subject: Re: KCC test in France
PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:33 am 
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So not France then :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: KCC test in France
PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:37 am 
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doodles wrote:
So not France then :wink:



My point is ... why send a child all the way there to do a test when their likely interest is Dartford or Wilmington Grammar.
I know this has happened for at least 2 consecutive years to London children.


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 Post subject: Re: KCC test in France
PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:49 am 
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Perhaps it as simple as that there's no space at nearer test centres.

Whereabouts are you, if you are quite close to the Kent/London borders then the motorway link down to Ramsgate isn't too bad, especially early Saturday morning. It's not ideal but is doable. Perhaps try a practice run. The train links are also an option.

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 Post subject: Re: KCC test in France
PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:50 am 
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Gosh, that's a long way away. What part of London are you in? Will you get a B&B/ hotel room in Ramsgate for the night before?


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 Post subject: Re: KCC test in France
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Gosh, that's a long way away. What part of London are you in? Will you get a B&B/ hotel room in Ramsgate for the night before?


Whereas my experience of Ramsgate more than thirty five years ago when DH worked there for a while was that it was, to put it politely, a bit of a dump, which all but closed from October to June, I believe that in the interim it has benefited no end by being discovered by the trendy and so there must surely be one or two nice little boutique hotels there by now?

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 Post subject: Re: KCC test in France
PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:41 am 
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ToadMum wrote:
Sorrel wrote:
Gosh, that's a long way away. What part of London are you in? Will you get a B&B/ hotel room in Ramsgate for the night before?


Whereas my experience of Ramsgate more than thirty five years ago when DH worked there for a while was that it was, to put it politely, a bit of a dump, which all but closed from October to June, I believe that in the interim it has benefited no end by being discovered by the trendy and so there must surely be one or two nice little boutique hotels there by now?


We stayed in a hotel there for a weekend about ten years ago and it was quite nice. It's definitely not a quick train journey so I think you'd need to.


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 Post subject: Re: KCC test in France
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Sorrel wrote:
ToadMum wrote:
Sorrel wrote:
Gosh, that's a long way away. What part of London are you in? Will you get a B&B/ hotel room in Ramsgate for the night before?


Whereas my experience of Ramsgate more than thirty five years ago when DH worked there for a while was that it was, to put it politely, a bit of a dump, which all but closed from October to June, I believe that in the interim it has benefited no end by being discovered by the trendy and so there must surely be one or two nice little boutique hotels there by now?


We stayed in a hotel there for a weekend about ten years ago and it was quite nice. It's definitely not a quick train journey so I think you'd need to.


Staying in a B&B/Hotel should not be necessary. It’s not an open day for a tertiary education institution.
Perhaps it’s about Kent plc, helping the local businesses


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