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Local Grammar added Catchment. What does this mean for us?

(5 Posts)
Fathertedismyuncle Thu 15-Jan-15 14:06:15

Our local and only Grammar school has added a catchment area for 2016 entry. In typical fashion we are just outside of it. How much will this affect our chances of getting in now? Thanks

prh47bridge Thu 15-Jan-15 14:56:26

If you have applied for entry in 2015 this change will make no difference at all. They have to stick to their published admission criteria for this year. The cannot prioritise people in the catchment area until next year.

Fathertedismyuncle Thu 15-Jan-15 16:04:16

We are 2016 entry so will apply to us unfortunately.

Ladymuck Thu 15-Jan-15 19:37:11

I guess you could appeal as I suspect that the admission policy is currently out for consultation? What does the policy say? Are there any places for out of catchment? Some grammars allow a certain number of open places, but otherwise if you are out of catchment, then you would only get a place if there weren't enough people living in catchment who passed the test and wanted a place.

tiggytape Fri 16-Jan-15 09:21:58

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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