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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 8:42 am 
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marizzy wrote:
We have moved two places up instead of down :(
We were 7 at the end of March and 9 as of this week. Not sure why this is happening but starting to loose hope now.


It will have happened because late applicants have been added to the waiting list who rank higher on the school's oversubscriptions criteria than your DD does. Waiting lists have to be held in the same order as the ranking of admissions, at least until December 31st.

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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 8:35 am 
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thank you. Just hoping we could start moving in the other direction!


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 4:39 pm 
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If you are at 9 you should be fine - we were at 25 originally and got an offer in July. Our list went up 2 at around this point then continued to fall, there are waves of falls though then nothing for a month. Not sure why goes up two - can be people moving into area or maybe appeals (DD just told me one girl in her class got in on appeal out of area as she had a very high score, in theory that shouldn't be possible).

Big drop came around open days (5 or so places) and then August (similar 5 or so places) then at least a couple didn't turn up first week of September. Gone private and not bothered to say so don't buy much uniform for other school if do get in. 2 have left DDs class this year and there's 6 classes and DD may well leave soon too as we may move and she hates it, its very all work and little play so suits some fine but DD is quite outgoing and struggled initially making friends, almost no one goes there from by us. Academically its very good but I would prefer she was happy.


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 5:11 pm 
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she hates it, its very all work and little play

I thought that there were loads of clubs at WCHS (I'm sure someone posted that on here somewhere)? Or is there just nothing that your DD fancies? Or do you mean the actual lessons are all of the 'nose to the grindstone' variety? I can see that that would suit some (or at least some on behalf of their parents? :shock: ).

Re the OOC girl who got in on appeal, part of the point of appeals is that you can exercise your right to appeal for any school for which you have applied and been turned down. And according to the Admissions Code, you can apply for any school, so merely being OOC is not a reason for the school not to consider your application, even if they rank your DC at the very bottom of the pile when they apply their published admissions policy to the list of applicants.

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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 10:32 am 
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Thanks Banana,
After the initial drop we had been stuck on 7 for a while, then moved up to 9 and now down to 8. I have had a look at last year's forum and this is what keeps me sane, as there is a pattern (that is being mirrored this year). Well, I guess I have to be patient.

The school we have been assigned is in Barnet (another Grammar School) and we have done nothing about moving hoping that this will work out at the end!
I see what you mean about the School itself and these thoughts have crossed my head too. My daughter is also outgoing and not the (very) studious type so sometimes I wonder what was wrong with Trinity???


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