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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:49 am 
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My daughter is at a ribble valley primary school but are OOC for both CRGS and Skipton Girls. We have applied for the SGHS 11+ but attended last nights CRGS opening evening and was very impressed. I had understood that both schools were in the same consortium and sat identical papers as such you couldn't take both entrance exams however this year the 11+ falls on different days. Does anyone know if this means that both tests can be undertaken without disqualifying?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 3:51 pm 
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I don't know! Suspect can only do one

Sounds like the sort of thing you need to e-mail them about ASAP


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:01 pm 
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They are not in a consortium but you are correct that traditionally they are on the same day so people had to choose. Usually Bacup/Skipton/Lancaster/Clitheroe on same date.

Would be very interested to know what the schools say. Clitheroe registration is open until 20th so you have a few days.

Both are GL Maths English and VR. I know last year Lancaster boys and Clitheroe were definitely same test on same day from discussion on here.

My DD has just started Clitheroe yr 7 and is very happy but we know a few girls from ballet also very happy at Skipton Girls. Good luck to your daughter.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:19 pm 
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As Dixiechick said they are not in a consortium - none of the Lancashire Grammar Schools are. However they have always restricted your ability to apply for more than one by having them on the same day. The difference with Skipton is it is not a Lancashire Grammar School and in theory if the test is not on the same day you could take both tests. However you will then need to research how you go about applying to Lancashire County Council for a school which is not in Lancashire.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 12:24 pm 
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Mumski wrote:
As Dixiechick said they are not in a consortium - none of the Lancashire Grammar Schools are. However they have always restricted your ability to apply for more than one by having them on the same day. The difference with Skipton is it is not a Lancashire Grammar School and in theory if the test is not on the same day you could take both tests. However you will then need to research how you go about applying to Lancashire County Council for a school which is not in Lancashire.


That bit is easy - the whole country uses a co-ordinated admissions system, so you just name the school on your CAF in exactly the same way as you name schools within your own LA as preferences. Your LA's 'moving up to secondary school' booklet and website should haven the relevant information.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:41 pm 
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Thank you to all for your advice. SGHS have confirmed that for this year the entrance papers are different to CRGS and as such children can sit both tests.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:33 am 
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Interesting to see how many do both!

TBH there won't be that many due to take exams in the area between the two catchment areas but for those who do, it will give a bit more choice


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:59 pm 
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Hope all went OK today - area around SGHS looked very busy


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:05 pm 
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Crgs was busy too - have heard close to 600 sat it this year compared to the low 400's of the previous two years. Not sure if applicants are still 50/50 for in and out of area though. The two week wait for results really drags.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:43 am 
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I heard Skipton results are out today and CRGS might be posted today. Has anyone got their results yet?


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