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Glyn Technology College Ewell..Tests?

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23balloons Wed 28-Apr-10 21:52:27

Anybody with any info about the type of tests boys need to sit to get a place at Glyn?

We live about 2 miles away and I am not convinced we could get in on distance but could commute there very easily due to good transport links. I think it would really suit ds. He is bright but I am not sure he would pass without help.

Just really wondering if boys are tutored to get in. I know they are not the same as the 11+ tests but not sure if you can get tutors who specialise in they type of tests they give.

Any advise would be greatly appreciated.

TIA

MintHumbug Thu 29-Apr-10 10:30:55

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MintHumbug Thu 29-Apr-10 10:39:29

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23balloons Thu 29-Apr-10 17:38:56

Thanks for the info. That was my worry really. I don't think he would suit grammar but he is very sporty & loves maths & IT. It is English he struggles with but I think he would do well in a verbal reasoning test with a bit of help. He wouldn't stand a chance if he had to for e.g write a story.

We live in the borough of Epsom & Ewell but as I said according to the LEA website we are 2 miles from the school.

I am not sure what to do really as it seems our only chance of a place would be via the tests. We won't be moving as we only moved a few years ago so I will have to have a think about it.

Thanks

MintHumbug Thu 29-Apr-10 23:05:08

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23balloons Fri 30-Apr-10 11:31:13

Its definitely a tricky one. I have 2 boys so don't have to worry about girls
but moving really isn't an option as we have not long moved. I didn't actually know about Glyn before moving, found out about it afterwards.

A friend of mine who got her daughter into nonsuch had a friend whose son sat the Wallington exam a couple of years ago. He was apparently very gifted at English & scored highly but not so good a Maths. He was about 42nd on waiting list. She made an appeal on the basis of his English ability and was backed up by her primary etc. She got moved to 1st on waiting list and her son got in.

I will give Glynn a call.

EmsDad Tue 03-May-11 21:19:21

Hi there, I hear that Glyn has stopped the exam criteria to give the places to local boys from 2012

Also, any ideas what roads overlap the catchment for Rosebery and Glyn

thanks

PatriciaHolm Tue 03-May-11 22:04:54

It has indeed dispensed with the test, and has also just become an Academy.

This year, Glyn admitted boys up to 2.47km (1.5 miles) away and Rosebury 3.41 km (2.1 miles) away. If you get a map from Google and draw circles around the respective schools at those distances, you'll get an idea of where they overlap, though obviously this will change slightly year to year.

For example, it usually includes all the Chase estate (the roads around Stamford Green Primary), much of the Manor Park area, the centre of town, then some over to the east of the centre.

EmsDad Fri 24-Jun-11 12:18:50

Thanks for that - we are looking at a long term move to Epsom and don't want the trouble (and expense) of moving again for secondary schools

We have a girl - and currently don't know the sex of the one to come (think we may wait before we actually look at houses...!) - we like the area around the Stamford Green Primary - but who knows what the catchments / criteria will be for secondary schools and even what new schools will spring up over the next 10 years

PatriciaHolm Fri 24-Jun-11 23:56:03

The area around SGP is indeed very nice and currently in both catchments.

But yes who knows about schools, especially with the large new development just starting which will increase pressure on all of them, primary and secondary.

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