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 Post subject: Tiffin Boys- Any Hope???
PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:57 pm 

Joined: Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:14 am
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Location: Middlesex
DS scored 219 in Tiffin Boys entrance exam. He has been offered a place at Langley Grammar already but my other 2 sons go to Tiffin Boys. First round allocations were made to boys who scored 227 or above yesterday. Should I appeal? We live right in the middle (9 miles from Tiffin Boys and 9 miles away from Langley Grammar). Main problem is transport as there are no direct transport links to Langley from where we live and DS will have to be dropped and picked daily. I would have been happy for him to go with his brothers every day using 216.

Should we appeal? My other 2 boys are doing fine at Tiffin.My eldest gained 8 As and A*s in his GCSEs last year. Do we have a chance or should I just quietly accept Langley offer and brace myself for driving to and from langley thrice every day after finishing night shifts (in Langley, ironically)?

PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:57 pm 

Joined: Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:07 pm
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Location: Kingston
Why did you apply to Langley if the journey is not do-able? Have you checked to see if there are any private mini buses set up for the journey to Langley by other parents? You'd have to show strong reasons why your son didn't score more highly on the day for Tiffin. Very few people win an appeal for Tiffin so your case would have to be very strong indeed. I'm not sure that the panel would accept you having applied for a school that your son might not be able to get to as a good enough reason.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:24 pm 

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Were the other schools you put on your DS's CAF any more convenient to get to? You may be able to reapply to one or more of your lower-ranked schools by asking your LEA to amend the ranking of your preferences.

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