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Changes to CAF for Secondary School Admissions in September, 2021

We the undersigned request Bristol City Council to increase the number of secondary school choices on CAF from 3 to 5 "or" give an opportunity to amend the school choices in December 2020.

Children take the 11+ grammar school test which is generally conducted in September with results available before the deadline for CAF application which is the 31st of October. However, this year due to COVID-19 most of the test dates have been moved to mid or end of October with results being announced towards the end of November.

A child will be considered for a place at a selective grammar school not only by achieving the qualifying standard score but also to include the school as a preferred choice on the CAF through the local authority. Therefore, without the 11+ selective grammar school test results available, it will be difficult to include the choices in the CAF before the deadline of 31st October. Some councils have either increased the number of choices to 5 "or" gave an opportunity to amend the school choices in December, 2020 after the selective school test results have been declared.

Therefore, we kindly request Bristol City Council to either increase the number of school choices on CAF from 3 to 5 "or" give an opportunity to amend the school choices in December.

Started by: Ramesh Pitla

This ePetition runs from 19/10/2020 to 30/11/2020.

83 people have signed this ePetition.