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 Post subject: Wallington Boys
PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:16 am 
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If anyone can help please?
Does anyone know how many pupils deemed to be selective for Wellington boys for last three years? all statistics which I found were prior 2014.


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 Post subject: Re: Wallington Boys
PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:30 pm 
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My son has qualified for Wallington Boys however since the score is not provided, not really sure about the chances of getting in. Is there any way to get past information on the distance or any other criteria to make informed decision about the schools to be put in Common Application Form (We are 18 miles from the school now)? Also any pointers to the life in the school especially around academics and support system if someone struggles in academics.

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 Post subject: Re: Wallington Boys
PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:55 pm 
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chakri wrote:
My son has qualified for Wallington Boys however since the score is not provided, not really sure about the chances of getting in. Is there any way to get past information on the distance or any other criteria to make informed decision about the schools to be put in Common Application Form (We are 18 miles from the school now)? Also any pointers to the life in the school especially around academics and support system if someone struggles in academics.

Thanks


Can't help you with the specifics of the school, I'm afraid. But 1) If your DS has qualified, then the school has assessed him as being capable of accessing the education that it offers, so why would you think that he would struggle? And 2) If your DS decides that this is the school he really likes best, then put it as the first preference on your CAF. If the school doesn't rank him high enough on the list of people applying for him to be offered a place, then your second preference effectively becomes your first. And so on down your list. You will be allocated a place at your highest ranked school at which a place can be offered, so always list schools in your true order of preference.

Re the 'last child in' information, try looking at the school's listing in the Secondary School Admissions booklet of the LA in which the school is located. I assume that you looked at the admissions policy for the school before registering your DS for the exam?

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 Post subject: Re: Wallington Boys
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:11 am 
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ToadMum wrote:
chakri wrote:
My son has qualified for Wallington Boys however since the score is not provided, not really sure about the chances of getting in. Is there any way to get past information on the distance or any other criteria to make informed decision about the schools to be put in Common Application Form (We are 18 miles from the school now)? Also any pointers to the life in the school especially around academics and support system if someone struggles in academics.

Thanks


Can't help you with the specifics of the school, I'm afraid. But 1) If your DS has qualified, then the school has assessed him as being capable of accessing the education that it offers, so why would you think that he would struggle? And 2) If your DS decides that this is the school he really likes best, then put it as the first preference on your CAF. If the school doesn't rank him high enough on the list of people applying for him to be offered a place, then your second preference effectively becomes your first. And so on down your list. You will be allocated a place at your highest ranked school at which a place can be offered, so always list schools in your true order of preference.

Re the 'last child in' information, try looking at the school's listing in the Secondary School Admissions booklet of the LA in which the school is located. I assume that you looked at the admissions policy for the school before registering your DS for the exam?


Thanks! The tests assess the knowledge in English and Maths however the answer is only a selection from multiple choice rather than writing long sentences. As parents, we know he is not strong in creative writing, long passages which should not have impact on his confidence and in case he struggles we need to have support system to help him through. Hope that explains our concern. We did read the admission policy of the school & Sutton council however we were not able to the furthest distance application accepted for WCGS.


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 Post subject: Re: Wallington Boys
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:18 am 
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chakri wrote:
We did read the admission policy of the school & Sutton council however we were not able to the furthest distance application accepted for WCGS.


:D Try calling the LA - they should have the information about distance - make sure you emphasise that you mean, as a result of a successful initial application, not anyone who later got in on appeal, as that can skew distances etc.

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 Post subject: Re: Wallington Boys
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:36 am 
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ToadMum wrote:
chakri wrote:
We did read the admission policy of the school & Sutton council however we were not able to the furthest distance application accepted for WCGS.


:D Try calling the LA - they should have the information about distance - make sure you emphasise that you mean, as a result of a successful initial application, not anyone who later got in on appeal, as that can skew distances etc.


Thanks for the suggestion. Any feedback on other point related to English writing and support in the school?


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 Post subject: Re: Wallington Boys
PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:55 pm 
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would appreciate advise on this please?

is it possible for any of these grammar schools to ask parents to name them on the CAF form and the child doesn't end up getting a place in the end?

is anyone aware of any instances this can happen ?

thank you


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 Post subject: Re: Wallington Boys
PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:40 am 
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Mittleme wrote:
would appreciate advise on this please?

is it possible for any of these grammar schools to ask parents to name them on the CAF form and the child doesn't end up getting a place in the end?

is anyone aware of any instances this can happen ?

thank you


Yes. There was someone who was deemed eligible for all three grammar school but not offered a place at any one of them. Guess his score must be on the lower end of the passing score in both rounds of tests.


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 Post subject: Re: Wallington Boys
PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:42 am 
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Mittleme wrote:
would appreciate advise on this please?

is it possible for any of these grammar schools to ask parents to name them on the CAF form and the child doesn't end up getting a place in the end?

is anyone aware of any instances this can happen ?

thank you

The schools tell all the pupils who have passed their entrance tests to name their school on the CAF (if they want a place in that school). Not all pupils will get a place.
I have known of boys that have passed the test and then not got a place on 1 March.


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 Post subject: Re: Wallington Boys
PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:15 am 
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Mittleme wrote:
would appreciate advise on this please?

is it possible for any of these grammar schools to ask parents to name them on the CAF form and the child doesn't end up getting a place in the end?

is anyone aware of any instances this can happen ?

thank you


The grammar schools pass many more children than they have spaces for, to allow for children choosing other grammars or independent schools and other factors.
As an example, Nonsuch high and Wallington girls have just passed 849 children for 420 places.


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