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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:53 pm 
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Hi,

I live in Hampshire and planning to relocate to Kent. My son scored 397 in Kent test.
Any guess where my boy may get a place?

I am aware that Dartford Grammar School and Judd take OOC students. Is there any way I can find out the list of schools in Kent who are open to OOC students?


Thanks.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:15 pm 
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bunu1977 wrote:
Hi,

I live in Hampshire and planning to relocate to Kent. My son scored 397 in Kent test.
Any guess where my boy may get a place?

I am aware that Dartford Grammar School and Judd take OOC students. Is there any way I can find out the list of schools in Kent who are open to OOC students?


Thanks.


Here you go:
https://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools/school-places/admissions-criteria/admissions-criteria-202021

I have no idea which of the Kent grammar schools is it's own admission authority and which is a community school, but details of both types are there.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:17 pm 
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To be fair, OP just asked which Kent schools accept OCC not just Kent Grammar Schools....!! :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:26 pm 
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kenyancowgirl wrote:
To be fair, OP just asked which Kent schools accept OCC not just Kent Grammar Schools....!! :wink:


I have no idea which High School is of which variety, either :).

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:12 pm 
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bunu1977 wrote:
Hi,

I live in Hampshire and planning to relocate to Kent. My son scored 397 in Kent test.
Any guess where my boy may get a place?

I am aware that Dartford Grammar School and Judd take OOC students. Is there any way I can find out the list of schools in Kent who are open to OOC students?


Thanks.


It depends when you plan to move, if it's before 1st week of December, you would be in catchment for several schools; Judd, Skinners, Gravesend Grammar, etc.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:33 pm 
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bunu1977 wrote:
Hi,

I live in Hampshire and planning to relocate to Kent. My son scored 397 in Kent test.
Any guess where my boy may get a place?

I am aware that Dartford Grammar School and Judd take OOC students. Is there any way I can find out the list of schools in Kent who are open to OOC students?


Thanks.


Kent is a strange shaped county and although it may not appear huge transport isn't always great. You would certainly need to do some research before relocating. It may be sensible to identify either a school or area that you like first. Good luck.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:36 pm 
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Please don't take this too badly, but some of us would have investigated which, if any, schools were a possibility before entering our DC for the exam, rather than leaving it until 6 days before the CAF submission deadline.

Which schools did you visit, when deciding whether or not your DS should dit the Kent Test? Did none of them direct parents towards their admissions policy on their prospectus or in the HT's talk?

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:17 am 
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Hello ToadMum,
Thanks for the reply.

I did some research and visited Dartford Grammar school and Judd.
Our target was Dartford Grammar and Judd. Not sure with 397 my son will get a place or not. That's why I have asked the question in the forum.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:51 am 
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If those are the ones that you have visited and like and know that there is definitely a category for OOC applicants (other than just 'all other applicants' way down the bottom after siblings, primary schools in the same MAT, living in next three villages, etc, etc - schools cannot refuse to allow some one to apply, but can legally engineer their admissions priorities), then it would make sense to just put the one you liked better over the other, with (presumably, unless you have to move to somewhere handy for both Dartford and Judd for other purposes anyway?) whatever your 'banker's school(s) is / are. Whether or not you qualify for a higher ranked school doesn't affect whether or not you qualify for lower ranked ones. It just means that if you can be offered more than one, you will only get an offer for the one you ranked the highest out of them.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:27 pm 
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397 is a great score and would historically be safe for Dartford ooc, though it does seem to be a high scoring year. It would have got Judd two years ago but the changes to Skinners admissions have maybe put pressure on Judd, and last year's cut off was 402 at first and second round.

I don't know of other Kent grammars who keep places for ooc boys on score alone; doesn't mean there aren't any but we weren't planning to move so only looked at schools which were a reasonable distance from Orpington.


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