Gram­mar will open doors to more pupils

Pop­u­lar school is to once again in­crease its in­take for year seven

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SCHOOLS - Laura Mowat by laura.mowat@trin­i­tymir­ Twit­ter: @lcmowat

A PRES­TI­GIOUS gram­mar school will in­crease its year seven en­try for 2016/17.

Dr Chal­loner’s High School in Lit­tle Chal­font will open up its ad­mis­sion to six classes, 180 stu­dents, rather than the usual five classes, 150 stu­dents. This fol­lows the suc­cess­ful ex­pan­sion of the year seven in­take this Septem­ber.

The ad­di­tional class in Septem­ber meant that stu­dents who put the school as their first choice, who passed the 11+ and lived in the catch­ment area were able to get a place.

Dr Chal­loner’s head­teacher, Alan Roe, be­lieves that in­creas­ing the in­take again will help pro­vide places for more stu­dents who live to­wards the outer lim­its of the school’s catch­ment area.

Mr Roe said: “Prob­a­bly the sin­gle most fre­quently asked ques­tion since I took over the Chal­loner’s head­ship at the start of the term has been from par­ents want­ing to know if we would re­peat the ex­panded in­take next aca­demic year.

“Dr Chal­loner’s High is a great school and this year’s exam re­sults have again been a credit to all girls and their ded­i­cated teach­ers.

“It’s a shame that we’ve had to turn stu­dents away in pre­vi­ous years when they have set their heart on join­ing the school so we’re de­lighted we’ve been able to in­crease our in­take again next Septem­ber.

“This year’s ad­di­tional year seven class en­abled us to ex­tend the reach of the school.

“Not only have we been able to ac­com­mo­date all girls meet­ing the en­try cri­te­ria within our catch­ment but we’ve also been able to pro­vide a num­ber of places for those just out­side catch­ment as well.”

The in­creased num­bers have meant girls liv­ing within ap­prox­i­mately nine miles of the school se­cured a place ver­sus a pre­vi­ous dis­tance of around six and a half miles.

The Cokes Lane school will hold an open morn­ing on Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 13 from 9.30am un­til 11.15am.


EX­PAN­SION: Alan Roe, head­teacher at Dr Chal­loner’s High School in Lit­tle Chal­font

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