This is my first post on here, but have been reading through the forum since August last year and must say the support and encouragement has been excellent.
Anyway, DS took his entry exam in September 2009 at Ermystead grammar school in Skipton and passed by achieving 247 points. You can imagine how proud and excited I was when I read the letter, I was over the moon.
However, Iâ€™m still worried that DS may still not get a place despite only 95 pupils passed the test with 17 places still available due to where we live. The criteria that is used to select those who have passed is measured on distance and we are 11.6 miles from the school, last year the cutoff point was 11.06miles and the year before was just under 10 miles. We are also under the Bradford education authority and not North Yorks. Iâ€™m not sure how many appeals will be upheld but if threes more than 17 Iâ€™m worried that DS will not get in.
I did speak to North Yorks admission team but they couldnâ€™t tell me anything other than they have receive over 40 appeals which will be held first week in February and until then they do not know if DS will get a place or not.
Has anyone have or had any experience or knowledge with Ermystead and what are the chances of them upholding 17+ appeals?
Any advise would be appreciated.