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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:40 am 
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ToadMum wrote:
Perhaps Sparklecat meant


Perhaps I meant exactly what I wrote.

According to another excellent website, many London children take the 11+ in Kent and Medway (and a variety of locations around the M25). Most are not offered places. Of those that are, even fewer take them up. There are a variety of reasons for this, such as the practicality of travelling, or London parents using our exam resources as a mock for their own area's test.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:42 pm 
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We are in the catchment area and my daughter passed the Medway test, however, she has not been able to secure a place at a grammar school as they are all full. She was on the RGS w/l to the end of last year. There were over 70 girls on this list! Clearly there are not enough grammar school places in Medway and she is stuck at a.comp.that does not meet her education needs.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:08 pm 
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Wow I am really shocked to hear this, I was always under the impression that there were surplus places at Medway GSs


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:36 pm 
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ctc123 wrote:
We are in the catchment area and my daughter passed the Medway test, however, she has not been able to secure a place at a grammar school as they are all full. She was on the RGS w/l to the end of last year. There were over 70 girls on this list! Clearly there are not enough grammar school places in Medway and she is stuck at a.comp.that does not meet her education needs.


Also surprised to hear this, as I personally know many ooc that got into Medway grammars last year. Are you sure your CAF was submitted online on time, I ask because I know someone affected by this, she didn't realise she didn't click submit. Did you pick Chatham Girls. Information by Medway council states that Chatham Girls were undersubscribed on offer day last year, hence why I am surprised.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:12 pm 
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[quote="olucares"][quote="ctc123"]We are in the catchment area and my daughter passed the Medway test, however, she has not been able to secure a place at a grammar school as they are all full. She was on the RGS w/l to the end of last year. There were over 70 girls on this list! Clearly there are not enough grammar school places in Medway and she is stuck at a.comp.that does not meet her education needs.[/quote]

Also surprised to hear this, as I personally know many ooc that got into Medway grammars last year. Are you sure your CAF was submitted online on time, I ask because I know someone affected by this, she didn't realise she didn't click submit. Did you pick Chatham Girls. Information by Medway council states that Chatham Girls were undersubscribed on offer day last year, hence why I am surprised.[/quote]

Be interesting to see responce


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:22 pm 
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Yes CAF was submitted on time. Chatham grammar has no availability when we checked after wait list closed in December. We were 2nd on list for Fort Pitt. Have now moved to a Kent comp school where she is exceeding her grades. Very disappointed with the whole process.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:18 pm 
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Hi,

My daughter will be attending RGS in September, but we live in Gravesend and I was hoping to hear from those with daughters already attending the school commuting from Gravesend and also from those with daughters who will be starting in September. What is the best way to travel and how reliable is the transport system? Do most drive in and how is the school so far? She could also go to Mayfield, but we thought RGS would be a better fit with the 'strong' performing arts, maths and science components, but is it worth the commute?

Thanks


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:24 pm 
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To the casual observer (or at least, user of Google :)), it looks like a short train ride to Chatham then a direct bus from Chatham station to the school? I suppose it depends on how long the walk is to the station at the home end, though.

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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 8:48 am 
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Matti38 wrote:
Hi,

My daughter will be attending RGS in September, but we live in Gravesend and I was hoping to hear from those with daughters already attending the school commuting from Gravesend and also from those with daughters who will be starting in September. What is the best way to travel and how reliable is the transport system? Do most drive in and how is the school so far? She could also go to Mayfield, but we thought RGS would be a better fit with the 'strong' performing arts, maths and science components, but is it worth the commute?

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As far as I know, there is a coach that goes from Gravesend straight to the school, it leaves from Lion Garage, I think it costs about 200 pounds a year. Most RGS parents in Gravesend use this.


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