Allocation of places for disadvantaged children with lower 11+ scores

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Dear Sir William Borlase's Grammar School, Buckinghamshire,

Please can you send me copies of:

- Any letters sent to local primary schools to inform them of the existence of the additional Year 7 places for children receiving free school meals with test scores between 110 and 121.

- Any other communications used (e.g. on your website) to directly inform local parents of these places.

Yours faithfully,

Rebecca Hickman

Hyett, Ms K, Sir William Borlase's Grammar School, Marlow

Dear Ms Hickman,
Our policies can be found here:
[1]https://www.swbgs.com/index.php/home/adm...
As you can see we are currently in consultation phase for our 2020
admissions policy.
The previous policy when new, would have had the same consultation phase -
this is governed by the Bucks County Council. All Bucks, Maidenhead and
Henley schools are e-mailed informing them of the change with a link to
the policy, as well as all parents, staff, and governors within the school
and Local Education Authorities (BCC, RBWM & Oxon). This is sent at the
beginning of the consultation phase and comments are accepted until the
deadline at the school.
Kind regards,
Ms K Hyett
Data Manager 
Tel: 01628 816500

On Mon, 17 Dec 2018 at 11:20, GARROW, Mrs C <[2][email address]> wrote:

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Dear Ms Hyett

As ever thank you for your very prompt response. I was aware of the admissions policy processes, but what I wanted to know was AFTER the admissions policy had been determined, what particular steps had been taken to notify local a) primary schools and b) parents of the two additional places for FSM children with lower scores.

Because parents must apply for these places, they won't be filled unless local schools and families know about them - and it's unlikely that parents would visit the SWBGS website specifically searching for this information.

So could you confirm that SWBGS has taken no steps after this new policy was determined to raise awareness of the existence of these places?

Many thanks

Yours sincerely,

Rebecca Hickman

Hyett, Ms K, Sir William Borlase's Grammar School, Marlow

Apologies that wasn't clear.
I will find out the answer to your question and get back to you.
Kind regards,
Kate

Ms K Hyett
Data Manager 
Tel: 01628 816500

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Hyett, Ms K, Sir William Borlase's Grammar School, Marlow

Dear Ms Hickman,
The headteacher who was in post at the time the admissions policy was
changed, retired 12 months ago so I contacted him in regards to this
matter. He has reported back that he spoke personally to the Headteachers
of the primary schools regarding the places. This year, we have a student
for one of the two places and the new Head is approaching local primary
schools regarding the other place. One of the advantages of formalising
the fair access plan is that the school will be working with the potential
target children from Year 5. The school also needs the expanded school to
take in additional children so with the confirmation that this can happen,
we are in a stronger position to recruit pro actively.  
Kind regards,
Kate
Ms K Hyett
Data Manager 
Tel: 01628 816500

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