Hi, you get allocated a school based on the order you have put it on the CAF. Say I put:
(We really want PGS)
We may not get PGS if too many Poole people pass & our score is not high enough for outsiders. As long as we meet the criteria & score high enough, we will be allocated BSB as if it were our 1st choice regardless of how many other people had put it as 1st. So long as our score is above their's, we will be given priority. If however we do not have a high enough score for BSB either, we will be allocated the non-selective we'v placed at no.3 as if it were our 1st choice
- I have read about a Kent parent who lost out on all 4 Grammar places they had put down passed & had passed.
Another scenerio - If we feel that we did better on BSB than Poole, & we put BSB then Poole, we will be allocated BSB even though it turns out we would have qualified for Poole. So, the order you put on the CaF is vital. All 3 schools simply get back to the Council saying we can offer x a place as they are eligible & the Council simply applies the criteria taking into account looked after children e.t.c & give you the school YOU have given priority on the caf.
Sorry a bit long winded but hope it helps anyone. It took me ages to understand it