Borlase/ John Hampden

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Superstar
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Re: Borlase/ John Hampden

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Sadly 9 miles away
Aethel
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Re: Borlase/ John Hampden

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if you’re willing to post rough area you live in it will help in terms of explaining travel options.

For example there are two Bucks school bus services that go to Burnham Grammar, or children go by rail or walk. Getting to Marlow is more of a trek from some parts of Bucks than others.
Superstar
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Re: Borlase/ John Hampden

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I thought that Burnham only go out 1-2 miles so we wouldn’t get in, is that correct?
scary mum
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Re: Borlase/ John Hampden

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Yes, that is true, Burnham went to a couple of miles out of catchment for the last few years. As with the other schools, you could put it on your CAF if you feel you might like to appeal (& have enough spaces on your CAF).
The main advice we always give is to put at least one school on the CAF that you are certain of getting that is acceptable to you, otherwise the local authority will give you any school which has places, which could be a terrible school miles away.
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Aethel
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Re: Borlase/ John Hampden

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Superstar wrote: Sun Feb 11, 2024 2:14 am I thought that Burnham only go out 1-2 miles so we wouldn’t get in, is that correct?
If you are OUT of cachement (Slough/maidenhead/mid bucks) that’s certainly true. BGS has a sprawling-sideways cachement that mostly follows the Bucks border but has a little bit of Burnham-Slough included. small areas of Cippenham and Manor Park/britwell are within the 1-2 miles out of cachement but it varies year on year how likely those are to be allocated.

If you are IN cachement (look on the BGs website for a picture map) then some children are 5-9 miles from
school but IN cachement. Richings Park/Iver/Fulmer/Farnham Royal are all several miles away but in cachement.

BGS cavhement map for 2023 is here (scroll to bottom of page)

https://www.burnhamgrammar.org.uk/228/admissions
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