Hi, does anyone know, the minimum composite index which was required to enter the secondary classes in this school in 2017?
Impossible to answer, will not be known until applications are closed and the school is very unlikely to be able to tell you.
Expect to have to have an indice of at least 4 out of 5.94, it's pretty much what is needed for any oversubscribed academic secondaire in Brussels region.
To achieve 4, your child needs to be a the 1/2/3 nearest primaire of type and for St Pierre Uccle to be the 1/2/3 nearest secondaire of type. If it's not, don't bother applying, wasted 1st choice.
I've helped 100s of people with this, I've yet to be wrong.
Thank you very much for your answer.
You mentioned in your message the maximum number of points one can get is 5.94.
I am bit lost there because according to my calculations (may be I am wrong), the maximum number of points one can get is 10.95 for the 7 coefficents.
See below how I calculated the maximum number of points. Can you please let me know whether I've made a mistake?
COEFFICIENT 1 : LA PRÉFÉRENCE - Points 1.5
COEFFICIENT 2 : LA DISTANCE RELATIVE ENTRE LE DOMICILE ET L'ÉCOLE PRIMAIRE ACTUELLEMENT FRÉQUENTÉE - Maximum points 2
COEFFICIENT 3 : LA DISTANCE RELATIVE ENTRE LE DOMICILE ET L'ÉTABLISSEMENT SECONDAIRE - Maximum points 1.98
COEFFICIENT 4 : LA DISTANCE ENTRE L'ÉCOLE PRIMAIRE ET L'ÉTABLISSEMENT SECONDAIRE - Points 1.27 (If you get maximum points for above COEFFICIENT 2 and 3)
COEFFICIENT 5 : L'IMMERSION - Maximum 1.18
COEFFICIENT 6 : L'OFFRE SCOLAIRE DANS LA COMMUNE DE L'ÉCOLE PRIMAIRE D'ORIGINE - Maximum points 1.51
COEFFICIENT 7 : LES PARTENARIATS PÉDAGOGIQUES - Maximum 1.51
Any feed back is appreciated.
If you are applying for College St Pierre, coefficient 5 is irrelevant.
Coefficient 4 is not used, neither is 6 or 7.
That leaves you with 1,2 and 3. 1.5 X 2 X 1.98 = 5.94.
If you read 4, 6 and 7 in detail, you'll realize why they aren't used in Brussels.
Just a little correction, 4 is used, but if you score 2 for 2 and 1.98 for 3, your coefficient is actually 1 not the 1.27 you claim.
6 and 7 are as I said not relevant in Brussels, in fact 7 is not relevant anywhere as there are no "partenariats pedagogiques", it was a theoretical possibility that never happened.
Therefore, for a non immersion school in Brussels, 5.94 is the highest you can score and you should look at 4 or higher.
In addition, College St Pierre is near many areas which have ISEF schools and I'd imagine the entire 21%??? I think it is of possible places going to ISEF children will actually be filled, meaning the non ISEF children will have less places so a high indice will be even more important than in the academic schools like the ones in the eastern communes which receive virtually no ISEF children.
I, can you explain the risk of putting a relatively lower indexed school (say 4.3) as first choice - because it really IS the first choice - over a higher one (say 5.6) - and what happens in this case?
Essentially we have a low coefficient 3 for the school we really want (#5) combined with a 1 for Criterion 2.
I cannot decide whether to put that as my first choice and go for it...what is the risk there if we don't get a high enough index to get a place? We automatically just get the 2nd choice school?
Thank you very much - I - for taking the time to reply so clearly! much obliged!
Once more question... :-)
The following tool helps us to find a value for COEFFICIENT 3
If you check the above tool, you'll see that it is possible to filter certain type of schools (For example only Catholic schools)
What if I want to send my child only to a Catholic school. Is there a way to specify that in the application form?
There is one tool to calculate coefficient 2) primaire-domicile and another tool to calculate coefficient 3) secondaire-domicile.
Both tools will produce a list of the nearest primaires and secondaires of type to your home.
It's best to look at the order of your primaire and potential secondaires before the end of P4, as you might have to consider moving house or school if your indice is so low and you are set on one school. Hard to move school in P5 and P6.
Impossible to know 4.3 will get a place, 5.6 is so near to max it's a 99% certainty. But 4.3 is not really that bad, for most academic schools, it should be fine. Hard to know without knowing the name of the secondaire.
You can specify only wanting Catholic schools by only applying for Catholic schools, though it seems a very bizarre thing to want to do and not a well founded decision. If you have chosen 10 Catholic schools and none of them have places, then you'll have to decide your next option.
We have two kids.
The elder son is already going to Saint Pierre of Uccle.
We want to send our younger son also to the same school.
But the problem is that few months ago we moved out of Brussels. Therefore because of the distance between our home and Saint-Pierre, our second son's composite index is low (only 3.81)
Do you think our second son will be able to go to the same school as his brother?
Will they give priority since one child is already in the same school.
Thank you very much for letting me know.
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