Thank you, both. My daughter is in year 12 and therefore we have lost the sibling link.
Any idea how to check door to door distance? We treid the the link suggested but have not been able to work this one out. It gives the distance by car etc...........
I am very sorry to hear your news - it is very tough when you already have a sibling at the school. To my mind the rule should be amended for those who have had a sibling who attended the school in Years 7-11 who is now in Year 12 or 13. The Year 12/13 rule is designed to exclude siblings of pupils who transfer into 6th form at a different school. (Even then the logistical problems for some families of having children at different schools can be huge.)
The distance check is worth doing just in case there has been an error of calculation. As Marylou said yesterday, errors can happen.
You need to calulate the distance by car, so exclude public transport from your search. Enter your own postcode in the first box (From), and then the postcode for RLS in the second box (To). Then go to Advanced options, Car Journey and select "shortest route", instead of quickest. Then click on Next at the bottom of the page. It takes 20 seconds or so to process. Then read off the distance for your journey.
If you are still stuck, send me a PM with your postcode and I will calculate it for you.
I suggest that you post it back on here, and we may be able to give you a view on the chances of a place turning up during the 2nd round of allocations. Don't despair yet - places do materialise over the next few months, and we will support you over on Appeals if you have to go to that.
Are you in County or Out of County?