My son is yr5 at present and I wish for him to apply to Ermysted next year
That is fine - remember exam is early September - usually taken in the Town Hall or School Hall. You get the result before you make your choices on the CAF
We are in the catchment area for Bingley Grammar (local comp) but someone told me if you apply to Ermysteds and put this as your 1st choice on the application then you could lose your place for your 2nd choice (Bingley Grammar) if they dont get in.
No not true - if you put EGS first and your son gets the score then he will get a place if there are enough, if he does not get the score or is too far away then his second place school (presumably Bingley) will be treated as though it was his first place school and if he is eligible to go there then he will get a place. None of the schools know where you have put them on the form or which other schools you have listed.
We are under 8m from Ermysteds and I have read the previous yrs cut offs went to 10 & 11 miles in the last 2 yrs so as long as he passes the test he has a good chance. We are about 1.5m-2m from Bingley grammar and in the feeder school. Has anyone had any experience of this sort of thing before or could someone clarify the selection process
Certainly 8 miles from EGS has been good in the past. Not sure though how you can manage to be 8m from EGS and 2m from Bingley? Always seem much further than that but then I'm not good at judging distance.
edit: just googled
hadn't realised BGS is actually near Crossflatts and not far from Keighley - that would explain it
Further edit: 425 applicants 300 places 190 allocated within the priority area (Old Bingley UDC of 1974?)
108 allocated outside the priority area (furthest 2.82 miles)
Doesn't sound like there are feeder schools as such. Are you in the priority area?