Thanks guest, do you think the papers have been marked and the allocation of places is going on? To think there's a list somewhere with their marks on and we don't know is an odd feeling. I'm not loking forward to opening the letter either, should we or should she?
Yes, the papers have been marked and the schools have been given the list of names of pupils that have been successful. It is a horrible thought I agree, but there is nothing you can do but wait for the results. I think January tends to be a slow month anyway following Christmas so once that is out of the way, it will fly by. I think as long as you or a family member are with her, let her open it, but this is something that always causes a debate - you have to go with your own instincts and the type of child you have (and how you think you will react depending what the letter says!). Some parents open it so they are ready in case it is bad news and then they can compose themselves for when the child sees it. I know I tossed and turned the night before and the next morning was awful waiting for the postman (plus I was at work so had to get my mum to check it had arrived). Good luck!!