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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2021 1:11 am 
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Hello,

Has any child from Petts Wood been successful getting into a Bexley grammar school this year?

I have heard of children in Petts Wood who sat and passed the Bexley tests for 2021 but haven't obtained a place at one of the schools. How widespread was this? Given 2022 entry is another bulge year, I am wondering if it is worth the hassle of getting kids to do these tests if they pass but ultimately won't obtain a place?

Thanks for reading.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2021 8:26 am 
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I know of a couple of children from a school in Bickley that have got places at the Bexley Grammars (not top 180)


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2021 11:39 am 
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I know of one who got Beths this year on offer day, and a couple who got Chis&Sid on offer day last year. There are quite a few who got Townley in the Orpington area in the May allocations too.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2021 1:07 am 
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Fmmg wrote:
I know of one who got Beths this year on offer day, and a couple who got Chis&Sid on offer day last year. There are quite a few who got Townley in the Orpington area in the May allocations too.


Thanks Fmmg. So that's one for sure this year...


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2021 9:50 pm 
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Location: Petts Wood, Bromley, Kent
I know of another in Petts Wood who got Chis n Sid on offer day this year from Petts Wood.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2021 9:46 am 
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My advice is that you never know what is going to happen each year. My daughter started at Chis and Sid in 2019- which was a bulge year. It went out as far as Bromley on National Offer Day.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:43 pm 
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I agree, it changes every year but if it helps Chis & Sid came out 4.03 miles on offer day. I’m not sure if “around 4 miles” puts you in catchment or not.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:20 am 
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How do you know 2022 is going to be a bulge year? Is this just for specific schools or areas? And grammar and non-selective too?

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"I have heard of children in Petts Wood who sat and passed the Bexley tests for 2021 but haven't obtained a place at one of the schools. How widespread was this? Given 2022 entry is another bulge year, I am wondering if it is worth the hassle of getting kids to do these tests if they pass but ultimately won't obtain a place? "


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 6:00 am 
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There were high birth rates till a few years after 2010 - see chart in this story

https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/amp/en ... 81f685aea/

I don't think there's anything like a direct relationship to pressure on Bexley grammar places though. Chis and Sid was v tight for places in 2018 then came out much much further the next year. Lots of factors involved.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2021 6:29 am 
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This has more detail and shows 2010 as the peak year but with rates nearly as high in 2011 and 12 before a big drop off from 2013:

https://www.statista.com/statistics/281 ... ingdom-uk/


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