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Essex 11+ 2012 - Anyone else doing it?

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piggywigwig Thu 06-Sep-12 12:18:34

I was wondering if there's any other MN'ers on the countdown to the 22nd September?
How's everyone feeling? How's everyone's DC's feeling? Does anyone want a hand-holding session, support and even a rant?
I'd love to hear from fellow Essex parents smile

rollonthesummer Tue 20-May-14 22:27:32

That's great-glad there was a happy ending!!

I wonder if he was in my DS's class at SHSB, actually, as one of his form left to go to KEGS in September!

breward Tue 20-May-14 21:11:25

Yes he did. He got a place in September after spending 11 days at SHSB. So we had to buy two uniforms.... however the money we saved on the school bus in the first month paid for the Kegs uniform.

DS is loving kegs and doing really well. He also loved SHSB too. Looking back he was very lucky to experience two different Grammar school, if only for a short time. Both were totally different experiences and he has a unique insight into being a new boy at two grammar schools.

The waiting list was certainly a roller coaster. This year the lists are so stagnant. I feel sorry for the parents with children at Number 1 on the lists. We were in that position for over 3 months but it worked out well for us... Thanks for asking!

rollonthesummer Mon 19-May-14 20:49:54

I know this is an old thread, but was wondering if your son got his place at KEGS, Breward?

piggywigwig Tue 16-Jul-13 11:44:22

I was wondering how things were going with Couthy, too.

MrsPatrickDempsey Sat 13-Jul-13 23:16:26

Wondering if there is any news from Couthy...?

breward Fri 12-Jul-13 20:14:21


piggywigwig Fri 12-Jul-13 19:10:09

That's fabulous news, Breward. It may sound rude but do you have a rough idea what their score was, so lurkers on the waiting list can get an idea where they stand?

breward Fri 12-Jul-13 18:12:00

Friend's DS who was 13th on w/l for CRGS has just been offered a place.

piggywigwig Tue 18-Jun-13 12:38:16

For those people who have appealed, I wish you huge good luck.

I hope everyone is feeling okay?

If there's any new 11+ parents then please feel free to ask questions

breward Fri 31-May-13 12:04:52

Just checking in again to wish Couthy all the best with the appeal next week. Hopefully you will get the result you want and deserve. Will be thinking of you.

breward Mon 18-Mar-13 19:00:03

Thanks for the info. I thought it was strange that not a single child out of 120 had declined a place. Felsted, New Hall and the Brentwood school would be pretty empty without any scholarships being taken up.

As the CRGS list and ic / occ Kegs have not moved it does seem that the refusal forms have not been processed yet.

A friend of mine was offered a place at CCHS last week but the phone call came from CCHS and not ECC. However, ECC did tell another parent further down the list that their child had moved 3 places up for CCHS. It seems like CCHS are on the ball. Last year DD got her Welcome pack from CCHS on 2nd March!

MerryCouthyMows Mon 18-Mar-13 09:04:24

Collecting evidence from school for appeal throughout the next couple of weeks.

MerryCouthyMows Mon 18-Mar-13 09:03:19

DS1 is still number 18 on the waiting list for CRGS, and number 51 on the OOC waiting list for KEGS, so there has been NO movement.

I didn't expect there to be any movement for KEGS tbh, because I know that they are already one over PAN because admissions made a fluff up with someone else's application and gave them CRGS when they were IC for KEGS.

Because of this, KEGS were made to take one extra pupil, so for there to be any movement on the waiting list, TWO pupils have to turn down KEGS. Only then will they start offering places to the waiting list.

I'm surprised that there hasn't been any movement on the CRGS waiting list though - because I KNOW that one person who was offered CRGS is turning the place down to go to Ipswich school, plus the person who was offered CRGS mistakenly that is now at KEGS, there should have been at least 2 places movement on that list.

I'm assuming that Admissions haven't yet processed the refusal forms, hence no movement. Will try again on Friday...

MerryCouthyMows Sun 17-Mar-13 22:47:21

I can ask - all I can do is tell you if my DS has gone up the KEGS OOC waiting list though!

breward Sun 17-Mar-13 15:04:15

Couthy- Can you find out if the KEGS out of catchment list has moved too? Just curious really as the list usually moves by about 20 places, but maybe only the out of catchment list will move this year.

Does anyone know any in catchment boys who will be declining a kegs place in favour of an indie?

MerryCouthyMows Sun 17-Mar-13 02:06:09

Ah, my DS is waaaay below yours for KEGS. I'll let you know Monday on here if there is any movement on the CRGS list.

breward Sat 16-Mar-13 20:41:14

He is not on the CRGS list. He is only on the kegs list at number 4. The list has not moved even though the decline date for essex school places was 15.3.13. I know others have said they are declining CRGS, so just wondered if that list has moved and by how many places?

Southend schools lists move on 22.3.13. We have a shsb place but kegs is local.

MerryCouthyMows Sat 16-Mar-13 18:04:28

Piggywig - no, they didn't differentiate, unfortunately. If I want that, I'll have to wait for them to reply in writing, but that can take up to 40 days.

MerryCouthyMows Sat 16-Mar-13 18:03:30

No, I didn't manage to ring on Friday - I'm going to ring on Monday. Is your DS lower on the waiting list than my DS? My DS1 was 18th on the waiting list on 8th March.

breward Sat 16-Mar-13 15:57:49

Couthy, did you phone up this Friday to see if CRGS list has moved? My DS is still at the same place. The Kegs list hasn't moved but CCHS has moved by 4 places. It is still early days.

piggywigwig Sun 10-Mar-13 12:42:21

In the info they provided to you, do they differentiate between those who

1. Definitely only put KEGS and no other on the CAF and now want to add CRGS

2. Those who put KEGS 1st with a local secondary 2nd, 3rd etc

3. Those who put KEGS 1st and CRGS 2nd on their CAF preference and so now have got CRGS and those who,

4. For whatever reason, ie moving house etc have CRGS as a choice?

I have no idea how it works if you move at any point between 31st October 2012 and 1st March and need to change your preferences - do they wait until after 1st or 8th March and then officially put you in the waiting list queue?

It would seem a little unfair if CRGS waiting list places are allotted to those who only put KEGS as a choice on their CAF or my option 2 above. However, I have no idea how it works, other than if you fail to achieve your 1st choice selective school but fulfill the criteria for your 2nd choice, then you'll be offered the 2nd choice, so tehcnically, those with CRGS as a 2nd choice can displace those who placed it as 1st. I could be wrong.

MerryCouthyMows Sun 10-Mar-13 11:10:52

I asked as a FOI request.

breward Sun 10-Mar-13 11:08:17

Sorry-Bartlet not Barlet!

breward Sun 10-Mar-13 11:07:14

Thank you, Mrsbarlet. Great news. 2 lists this year, could be a longer wait.

breward Sun 10-Mar-13 11:05:02

The catchment changes have already thrown up some strange results. My ds's school usually gets girls into WHSG every year. This year, none. They all got CCHS ( but on their scores would have done in previous years too) or nothing. Lots of girls in the 320-335 were told they would have grammar places have the local, excellent, comp. A neighbour's dd has WHSG as she got 338 but is high up on the w/l for CCHS. With WHSG 337 cut off and CCHS 339 cut off there can be very few Chelmsford 12.5 mile catchment children with WHSG places. WHSG could end up as a southend/outer London mixed school only with very few children from wickford, SWF, Galleywood, Basildon, Brentwood etc. any more.

Also the ability range could be vast with a huge number of children this year (90 o/c pupils) scoring between 340-365.

I think many of the London children will go private and so the w/l will probably move massively this year. Usually about 24 places but quite possibly 40 plus places this year... We'll wait and see!

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