Hi Chelmsfor Mum,
Thanks for asking.
I'm firmly rooted in the appeals section
Well - so far we don't have an appeal date for grammar, we are 315 on the waiting list for good local comprehensive school - but live just over a mile away and are out of catchment! We are on the waiting list as a late applicant for another school - they say we meet all their criteria, but since we were late applicants our son has to go on the waiting list as they have their full quota now. The waiting list goes by whoever lives closest to the school at the time when a place comes up, and we live (as the crow flies) 6.6 miles from the school.
Have been offered the worst school in the borough - just removed from special measures - It wasn't on our list of choices. We didn't even bother telling our son about it as even the name of the school makes him shudder...my husband taught some RE lessons in there once and couldn't wait to get out!
Our most realistic option is that we will have to homeschool until a place comes up (if a place comes up) at a more suitable school.
Not giving up on the appeal - realise it is a very long shot, but we are praying!!
Thanks again for asking after me and my little man.