Changes to Honeywell School's admissions criteria

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Changes to Honeywell School's admissions criteria

Postby Honeywell Schools » Fri Nov 27, 2015 2:22 pm

Honeywell Governors would welcome the local community's opinions on possible changes to their admissions criteria. If you would like to view and comment on the proposals please visit the school's website at http://www.honeywellschools.org and click on the 'Admissions consultation' link on the front page.
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Re: Changes to Honeywell School's admissions criteria

Postby denshort » Fri Nov 27, 2015 2:38 pm

Brilliant that this is happening, let's keep out local primary schools local, so happy with this consultation.
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Re: Changes to Honeywell School's admissions criteria

Postby Bubs » Sun Nov 29, 2015 7:15 pm

Good move, Honeywell. Thank you for putting this out there.

Honeywell is a special school not because of it's outstanding Ofsted report, but for the truly local feel - the children feel part of something, their friends are local, playdates are walked to, they walk to school and get to know the lovely lollipop ladies and gents, they live near their headteachers. SO rare for a London school.

All these parents getting one child in, purely to move out for a cheaper/bigger house and slip a few more siblings in - causing driving/parking hell for those who actually live locally to the school are ruining the feel of a truly local school for their own gain, and at the great cost of those living in the surrounding roads whose children should be in those school places.

Siblings should be at one school ideally. But that's a factor you have to consider when you choose to move away from your preferred school. You shouldn't take advantage of a loophole in a flawed system to allow you that luxury.
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Re: Changes to Honeywell School's admissions criteria

Postby atbattersea » Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:49 pm

Honeywell is obviously right to follow the model set out by Wandsworth - because it is clearly recognised that people are gaming the system to get their children into this school (and other successful schools in the borough).

The only real criticism I'd have is that I don't really understand why any state-funded school should have a different set admissions criteria to non-foundation schools in the borough. ie this shouldn't be a decision for the governors to make, they should automatically adopt what the LEA is doing.
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Re: Changes to Honeywell School's admissions criteria

Postby pie81 » Sun Nov 29, 2015 10:33 pm

What Bubs said.
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Re: Changes to Honeywell School's admissions criteria

Postby galpod » Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:46 am

I would also fix the ridiculous situation happening now, with kids living a block from Honeywell being accepted at Belleville but not at Honeywell. Just saying. :D
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Re: Changes to Honeywell School's admissions criteria

Postby Honeywell Schools » Fri Dec 04, 2015 3:33 pm

Thank you for your comments. As we can only take into account those made through the official channels please make sure you complete the consultation on http://www.Honeywellschools.org if you would like your views heard. Many thanks to those who have already responded.
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Re: Changes to Honeywell School's admissions criteria

Postby Fionag » Mon Dec 07, 2015 9:31 am

Just to say Belleville School is also consulting about bringing it's admissions policy in line with the new Wandsworth Council one and would welcome comments from members of the local community
http://www.belleville-school.org.uk/new ... sultation/
I will post a new thread too rather than hi-jack Honeywell's but just thought parents following this one might be interested.
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Re: Changes to Honeywell School's admissions criteria

Postby IsabelleB » Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:09 pm

Above link for belleville does not seem to work... Anyone knows how to see the consultation paper? Thanks
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Re: Changes to Honeywell School's admissions criteria

Postby Fionag » Fri Jan 08, 2016 2:44 pm

Hi IsabelleB
Belleville's admission consultation closed just before Christmas so I think the page has been taken down from the school website.
I'm sure if you contact the school office or pop in they will be able to supply the information.
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Great Article - I have seen him at Honeywell I think

Postby sande » Sun Mar 13, 2016 7:46 pm

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Re: Changes to Honeywell School's admissions criteria

Postby Scientist » Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:56 am

Is this a Honeywell Dad?

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style ... 29091.html
It might be, I don't know - but the sentiments expressed in his article ring true.
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Re: Changes to Honeywell School's admissions criteria

Postby sande » Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:26 am

I know right! He got me at rice on the floor!
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Re: Great Article - I have seen him at Honeywell I think

Postby bangmyheadonthewall » Mon Mar 14, 2016 1:09 pm

sande wrote:Is this a Honeywell Dad?

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style ... 29091.html
usually when teachers are stressed out they blame 'home'. Well done to the parents for the hard work and keep it up!