This is our first time going through the secondary school application process, and we are bewildered, to say the least. If any of you 'experienced' parents can shed some light on our situation, it would be much appreciated!
Our daughter did much better than expected in the 11+ and her headmaster suggested we consider TOGS as an option. He explained that her score is unlikely to guarantee a place, but she should be in with a chance, depending on number of applicants and cut-offs this year. As we live relatively close to WOK, she would almost certainly be offered a place there, if we applied. To make matters more complicated, a friend just suggested we also look as TWGGS, as our daughter may be in with a chance of a governor's place there.
My question is: Does the order of choice in which we list schools on the application form, have any bearing on how likely DD is to be offered a place? I.e. if we put TOGS or TWGGS 1st, and WOK 2nd, and don't get offered 1st choice, as 11+score not high enough for this year's cut-off, might we miss out on 2nd choice, as WOK will have been allocated to girls putting it 1st? Or does each school make an offer independently, and KCC then allocate according to choice preference indicated on SCAF? I hope this makes sense to someone!
(I realise this is a 'technical' question, but don't want to bore you with our deliberations over which school would actually suit DD best!
Just want to make sure we don't jeopardise a place at a great school, by going for a 'risky' option).