Hello my daughter unfortunately did not get her first choice. She was ranked 380 and achieved the pass mark for Ribston but no offer of place.
Sorry to hear that she didn't get in. Don't quite understand what you're saying, I didn't think they issued rankings? The letter we had indicated that they had 114 places at Ribston, surely if you'd had a pass letter from Ribston then your daughter would have been within that 114? Here's a copy of part of the e-mail we received: "There are 114 places for Year 7 in September 2015. I am pleased to inform you that your daughter has achieved the qualifying standard and is ranked within the top 114. If you place Ribston Hall High School as your first effective preference on the CAF, the Local Authority should allocate your daughter a place."
There were 3 kinds of letter:
a) Your daughter is within the top 114
b) Your daughter is ranked 380 (or whatever) and in the last 4 years we have gone down the rankings to these numbers
c) Your daughter didn't qualify
They have to tell more than 114 people that they've qualified, because most of those 114 will have ticked for other GS and qualified for them too. So if you're ranked 120, then you may not have a guaranteed place, but actually you can be certain you'll get one, whereas if you're down at 380 it's trickier. So that's why Phillip wants to know how far down the rankings they actually gave places to. HTH.