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Author:  2019Medway [ Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Sir Joseph Williamson's Math Grammar School - Medway

Hi, I'm looking for advice please. My son passed his Medway 11 plus and so we applied for our nearest grammar, Sir Joseph Williamson Math's School. Unfortunately, he was not offered a place but instead was offered a place at our local mainstream school. We are going to appeal and would like to know what evidence we should be gathering, what we should expect at our hearing and if anyone knows what our chances are of gaining him a place. Thanks in advance for any advice.

Author:  scary mum [ Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Sir Joseph Williamson's Math Grammar School - Medway

I will move your post to appeals, but you need to start by reading this information which contains a lot of the answers you are looking for.

Author:  olucares [ Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:28 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Sir Joseph Williamson's Math Grammar School - Medway

2019Medway wrote:
Hi, I'm looking for advice please. My son passed his Medway 11 plus and so we applied for our nearest grammar, Sir Joseph Williamson Math's School. Unfortunately, he was not offered a place but instead was offered a place at our local mainstream school. We are going to appeal and would like to know what evidence we should be gathering, what we should expect at our hearing and if anyone knows what our chances are of gaining him a place. Thanks in advance for any advice.


Can you please confirm if you live in Medway. How far out are you from the school. Sir Joseph Williamsons admit by distance. Did you pick Holcombe Grammar as one of your choices?

Author:  2019Medway [ Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:40 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Sir Joseph Williamson's Math Grammar School - Medway

Apologies for the delay. Yes, we live in Medway, on the Hoo Peninsula which is approx 5.2miles by car. We only applied for the Math's school.

Thank you for moving my post to the right place.

Thanks, any advice appreciated.

Author:  Taraific [ Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Sir Joseph Williamson's Math Grammar School - Medway

Chatham girls school are running an 'Appeal Workshop' next week. You need to book and I'm unsure if they have any spaces but might be of interest to you.
Sorry can't advise any further, I'm no expert with Medway appeals.

Good Luck!

Author:  olucares [ Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:24 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Sir Joseph Williamson's Math Grammar School - Medway

2019Medway wrote:
Apologies for the delay. Yes, we live in Medway, on the Hoo Peninsula which is approx 5.2miles by car. We only applied for the Math's school.

Thank you for moving my post to the right place.

Thanks, any advice appreciated.


I did think you live in Hoo (I live there too) . I have an email from Medway Council sent to me 2 days ago that the furthest distance offered to the Maths school this year is 6676 metres. I will PM you.

Author:  2019Medway [ Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Sir Joseph Williamson's Math Grammar School - Medway

Thank you, I will contact Chatham Girls on Monday to see when the workshop is and if they have any space.

Thank you olucares, that's interesting to know, appreciated.

Author:  Taraific [ Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:12 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Sir Joseph Williamson's Math Grammar School - Medway

2019Medway wrote:
Thank you, I will contact Chatham Girls on Monday to see when the workshop is and if they have any space.

Thank you olucares, that's interesting to know, appreciated.


You can book via the website :wink:

Author:  2019Medway [ Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Sir Joseph Williamson's Math Grammar School - Medway

Hi, just hoping for some more advice please. I've read the q and a which has been really helpful but wondered if anyone could help specifically.

Our unsuccessful school place was due to distance so for our appeal, I believe, we do not need to submit evidence of work as he passed the 11plus but instead need to prove why he will be good for the school and how little on distance he missed out by.

Is there anything I should be doing other than looking at bus timetables, showing how easy it is to get to etc?

Thank you. I feel stuck!!

Author:  ToadMum [ Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:12 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Sir Joseph Williamson's Math Grammar School - Medway

2019Medway wrote:
Hi, just hoping for some more advice please. I've read the q and a which has been really helpful but wondered if anyone could help specifically.

Our unsuccessful school place was due to distance so for our appeal, I believe, we do not need to submit evidence of work as he passed the 11plus but instead need to prove why he will be good for the school and how little on distance he missed out by.

Is there anything I should be doing other than looking at bus timetables, showing how easy it is to get to etc?

Thank you. I feel stuck!!


Actually, it's why this school best meets your DS's needs - the counter to 'how good our DS will be for your school' is, 'so he would be an asset to the one he has been allocated, as well'.

You need to convince the panel that the prejudice to your DS of not attending this particular school outweighs the prejudice to the school (including to the teachers, whose workload will be increased, and the existing full complement of students, who will have a lesser share of the space, teachers' attention, reduced chance of being evacuated in the event of a fire etc) which it would suffer through having to admit an(y) extra student.

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