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Anyone got an offer from a Richmond Borough school?

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crankynow Wed 04-Mar-20 14:34:00

Anyone with an offer from a Richmond Borough school, does your letter include the cut off distances for all the schools? Please post a photo or a list of all the distances if you have them. Thanks!

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Bronte16 Thu 05-Mar-20 07:45:15

Here:

crankynow Thu 05-Mar-20 08:14:03

Thanks!

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Bronte16 Thu 05-Mar-20 11:38:34

135 not offered a place first round: www.richmond.gov.uk/council/news/press_office/older_news/press_releases_march_2020/secondary_school_places_announced

Thisdoesnotgeteasier Thu 05-Mar-20 15:15:58

Don’t know about the other schools but the catchment distance for Orleans Park is much closer than in previous years (1.6k in 2019 and 1.5k in 2018).

crankynow Thu 05-Mar-20 15:39:38

The schools are going to be under even more pressure as children from the two new primaries, Twickenham Primary Academy and Deer Park, start to transfer to secondary. They opened in 2015 didn't they? Does that mean they transfer in 2022 or have I got it wrong?

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littlemissy12345 Thu 05-Mar-20 18:33:52

Hampton juniors has an extra class in year 3 now so the pressure will be even more in 2023.

Bronte16 Fri 06-Mar-20 13:43:26

Orleans Park’s GCSE results are higher than the local fee-paying schools. They’re all incredible schools, just suit different children.

Bronte16 Fri 06-Mar-20 13:52:08

I guess the extra schools will make a slight difference yet in previous years they used to just have bulge classes so I’m not sure how much numbers have increased. Also wonder if proportion of state kids is increasing and private schools not increasing from this area - if not decreasing for secondary as state secondaries improve. Interested to see any data.

youngestisapsycho Fri 06-Mar-20 13:54:44

I live in Chiswick, near the river, which is borough of Hounslow.... my neighbours DC has got a place at Richmond Park academy. It's 1.5km as the crow flies... over the river from us.

crankynow Fri 06-Mar-20 14:10:05

Also wonder if proportion of state kids is increasing and private schools not increasing from this area

Bronte, absolutely! In recent years there have been new state primaries and secondaries, and I've seen private primaries expanding too, but as far as I know there hasn't been a new private secondary in the area since Radnor House opened. I've heard that even the low-prestige private secondaries are very oversubscribed, so no longer a sure safety net for people hedging their bets with the state sector. Also, the less popular state secondaries have all improved, so fewer people are fleeing them.

There will be a new secondary opening in Mortlake at some point which will help I guess: www.richmondandtwickenhamtimes.co.uk/news/18198418.mortlake-stag-brewery-development-go-ahead-council-approval/

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Jaspari01 Fri 06-Mar-20 14:24:04

Hi My daughter did not get place in her choice of schools and has been offered a place in a school that she doesn't want to go to. What is the rate of success with appeals on the grounds of commuting, bullying and safety of the child. Please advise

crankynow Fri 06-Mar-20 15:02:17

Jaspar the local council's schools prospectus used to have tables showing how many appeals were brought and won last year for each school but I think it might be on the individual school websites now instead. It's worth a look on their admissions pages. I've heard not many people win appeals, but if you start a separate thread with "I need appeal advice" in the title there's some very experienced people on Mumsnet who might help you to work out if you have a case.

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confusedparent12 Sun 08-Mar-20 09:16:42

We are in Kew/Richmond border and not allocated a place, don't know anyone in our area who was

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