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Grammar school in year 9 admissions (from one grammar school to another on moving area )

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ashiana Mon 05-Aug-19 11:52:31

My son is in a grammar school canterbuty we are moving from Kent to London ,Can my son transfer or get admission to any grammar school in London?

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pepperpot99 Tue 06-Aug-19 12:58:28

No, why would he? he will have to go on school waiting lists like everybody else. You will need to register him with the DOE at your new London council and he will be allocated the next available space in whichever school has a space.

whataboutbob Tue 06-Aug-19 13:45:32

He may have to do an exam at the London grammar to be considered for a place. Check with you the particular GS you are interested in.

Knitclubchatter Tue 06-Aug-19 14:42:59

There’s a grammar in London?

Pineapplefish Tue 06-Aug-19 14:51:39

No because they wouldn't kick out an existing pupil (assuming the year is full). You'll have to go through the in year admissions procedure.

MrsPatmore Tue 06-Aug-19 15:48:40

Most Grammar schools are oversubscribed for in year admissions so you would need to apply and there is likely to be an age appropriate test for entry. Check with the school directly.

MrsPatmore Tue 06-Aug-19 15:51:04

Knitclubchatter, the 'London' Grammar schools tend to be in the outer London Boroughs of places like Bexley and Bromley or in North London/Herts borders.

Knitclubchatter Tue 06-Aug-19 16:15:05

Thank you Mrs. DGD lives in Lambeth and I frequently wonder what her options will be.

PopGoesTheWeaz Tue 06-Aug-19 17:16:47

Grammar schools in Sutton as well

pepperpot99 Tue 06-Aug-19 18:00:34

In year places in the London grammars are pretty rare; you have to sit an exam and there are always dozens of students sitting them.

MollyButton Tue 06-Aug-19 23:04:59

Also most London Grammars are pretty "super selective" compared to a "normal Kent" Grammar.

You will be really lucky to get a place at a London Grammar- or any highly sort after London school. Can't you stay in the area so he can stay at his present school and whoever needs to get to London commute?

ashiana Mon 12-Aug-19 10:10:23

Thank you ..I hope we will stay here till his GCSE's ..thanks for all the reply's.smile

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