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Kamal.gulati1
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John Hampden Grammar school

Post by Kamal.gulati1 »

Hi

We are looking to move into High Wycombe. Do anybody knows if there are chances to get into JHGS in second allocation. We don't know if it reaches next allocation round and do not know if it is worth moving in by leaving local Langley Schools(Not grammar).

Any suggestion would be helpful?

Thanks
Kay
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Re: John Hampden Grammar school

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Welcome to the forum. You can find the allocations on the Bucks Council website, along with the deadlines for providing any proof of new address for each round here.
For John Hampden, in 2021:
2nd round: No offers
3rd round: Sibling(s) in catchment
4th round: I don't have this information
5th round: Priority area A to 1.339 miles

2022:
2nd round: some in priority area B & on distance
3rd round: sibling(s) and catchment to 0.050 miles

So, as you can see, it varies by year & there are no guarantees. Sorry, that probably doesn't help very much. It is very hard to predict.
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Kamal.gulati1
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Re: John Hampden Grammar school

Post by Kamal.gulati1 »

That is helpful. Thanks for that.

Seems 2021 was the year nothing in second allocation but later still got to 1 plus mile. We are thinking of moving very close to the school and rest will be our luck.

Best regards
Kay
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Re: John Hampden Grammar school

Post by hermanmunster »

It really is a high risk strategy - every year Bucks and have a large number of people moving in after the CAF is submitted and before the NAD on March 1st - offers can be very limited at that stage
Kamal.gulati1
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Re: John Hampden Grammar school

Post by Kamal.gulati1 »

Ouch that would hurt :) Seems realistically very very bleak chances to get into it :(
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Re: John Hampden Grammar school

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You absolutely cannot rely on it - you need to be happy with whatever your back up school is if you move.
Also, 2 years ago it wasn't until July that someone just over a mile away was offered a place. It would be nerve wracking hanging on until then.
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Kamal.gulati1
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Re: John Hampden Grammar school

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According to their website:

Schedule of later allocation rounds
Allocation Round Deadline to provide new information Date that offers are published Waiting list positions provided
Reallocation of places following 1 March declinations Not applicable 31 March 2023 No
Second Round 10 April 2023 12 May 2023 Yes
Third Round 19 May 2023 16 June 2023 No
Final waiting list positions* Not applicable 3 July 2023 Yes
Later allocations Not applicable Ad hoc No

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Seems second round allocation is on 12th May not 31st March. I am not sure if we move before Feb and able to validate all the documents then would we be put in waiting list based on new address?
And would we be consider for allocation on 31st March

I am willing to take risk as kid worked very hard for it and we missed first round because of lack of help or clear information. And would like to try then regret in future that we haven't tried.
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Re: John Hampden Grammar school

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which school would your DC go to from the new address if you don't get a GS place?
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Re: John Hampden Grammar school

Post by scary mum »

Yes, they seem to be doing it slightly differently this year. March 31st is effectively the second round, but only includes people who were in residence by 31 October.
It's just impossible to predict it could be that no places come up at all.
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Kamal.gulati1
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Re: John Hampden Grammar school

Post by Kamal.gulati1 »

Seems scary :(...
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