Q & A

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Category: All > primary

My son is desperate to get into Watford Grammar School for Boys. In the consortium test, he scored 237 (one point off the mark it says we need). We live in the catchment area, what are our chances?

Well done to your son for doing so well. We hate the fact that kids like yours could be made to feel like a failure. The system sucks. So what can you do? OK... 

My child's just been offered a place at a nursery that's attached to my local community school. Does this mean we'll get a place in Reception?

It's really important that you understand your position here... so many people make incorrect assumptions...