Go to navigation
It is currently Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:48 am

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Townley distance
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:35 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Nov 30, 2013 12:59 am
Posts: 138
The last distance offered by Townley this year is 5.88 miles.
Catchment area is getting smaller and smaller every year!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Townley distance
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:13 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:22 pm
Posts: 1
Given that BGS and Chis n Sid are reportedly further out than previous, do to think it could be the telly factor?! Not a helpful comment I know, but just wonder why Townley bucking the trend, based only on what people are reporting on here.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Townley distance
PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:15 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Oct 16, 2016 7:44 am
Posts: 3
We know of a family 6.2 miles (Google map road directions) from TGS that was offered a place this year. Catchment for all grammar schools seems wider this year.

No one outside top 180, or siblings got a place in last year’s year 6 in our out of borough primary school. This year at least 10 Grammar places, half of which were (catchmentless) super selectives, or parents having moved to be in catchment, or siblings, leaving five that I know of having gained places well beyond last year’s final offered distances for C&S, BETHS and TGS.

All came as a (nice) shock to all concerned. Hope everyone out there is also having similar good news.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Townley distance
PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:26 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat May 27, 2017 7:14 pm
Posts: 43
Location: Chislehurst
delasota wrote:
We know of a family 6.2 miles (Google map road directions) from TGS that was offered a place this year.


Townley use "safe walking distance", not Google road. Usually the walking distance is less.

Those living further out may still gain offers due to the other higher categories; siblings, pupil premium, etc.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Townley distance
PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:45 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri May 01, 2015 5:24 pm
Posts: 92
They do not use walking distance - please see me rant half way down page 7 of last year's Townley thread with a detailed explanation.


viewtopic.php?f=51&t=53782&p=664747&hilit=kentish#p664747


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Townley distance
PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:11 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat May 27, 2017 7:14 pm
Posts: 43
Location: Chislehurst
So neither google, nor walking route.

Distance between postcodes given from freemaptool.com

Top 180, Siblings, pupil premium, children of staff still can be outside the geographic catchment.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Townley distance
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:11 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:00 pm
Posts: 4
Hi,
My Daughter has been offered a place from the waiting list and we are over 6 miles out.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Privacy Policy | Refund Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright © 2004 – 2019