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Dr Challoner's Grammar School

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user1476512053 Sat 15-Oct-16 07:21:59


We live in High Wycombe and are 10 miles from Dr Challoner's Grammar School.

My son just scored 158 on his 11 plus and I was wondering if it was still possible to get accepted into that school. I hear that they do only prioritise based on home distance to school.

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.

Zodlebud Sat 15-Oct-16 10:41:36

Highly unlikely. The school is oversubscribed and has previously filled places with children in the catchment area (map link below)

MumTryingHerBest Sat 15-Oct-16 15:56:58

Did you not check the admissions criteria before your DC sat the exam?

The qualifying score is 121 (anything above that isn't relevant) and then allocations are done on distance.

Last year no places were given to out of area applicants on allocations day. The distance cut off was 7.018 miles (straight line measurement).

BlackbirdSingsInTheDeadOfNight Sun 16-Oct-16 12:39:07

It sounds very unlikely unfortunately. We lived in the catchment for DCGS until a couple of years ago, and even boys living on the edge of (but within) the catchment area were missing out on places there due to the popularity of the school. RGS in High Wycombe is also very good though - unless you're firmly in the catchment for John Hampden then presumably your DS will have a good shot at getting into RGS? I know virtually nothing about the John Hampden so can't comment on it!

My understanding is that the child's 11+ actual pass mark is relevant in some counties (such as where we live now - the next county over to us is an 11+ county so DS would have to score way higher than the actual pass mark to get a grammar school place in that county) but not in Bucks.

Hope your DS gets a school that you are all happy with, and congratulations on his impressive mark!

NotTooBothered Tue 18-Oct-16 15:42:00

I am a wee bit surprised that you live in a town with not one, but two good boys' grammars but you have decided that you want your child to commute to one several miles away.

As others have already said, Bucks operates a simple qualified/not qualified system. If your child scores over 121, he has qualified for a grammar school. After that, places are offered based on distance from the school.

Good luck with your applications.

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