I'm looking to try and get some advice regarding schools in the tunbridge wells/tonbridge area.
We are looking for a house in that area and we have moved from the northwest where my daughter is currently in year 9 so she's more than likely going to be starting a new school for year 10 which is really quite daunting for her. I am really worried and conscious of the fact we are in May and all the places for schools have more than likely been allocated!
I don't know where to start! My daughter is really involved in drama at school and she is part of a drama/stage group in our previous hometown. She is at her happiest putting on shows, going to auditions and workshops etc.. She spends hours on the internet looking at colleges and performing art schools and studying where all the famous actors started out.
My daughter has been looking at Hillview in Tonbridge but how do we stand a chance of getting her in anywhere when we are nearly at the end of the school year and I haven't even got her on any wait lists or filled out any applications?
I am currently staying with relatives in kent and house hunting so my daughter is still at her school and staying with my parents whilst I try to get everything sorted out but we have never been apart this long and it's very difficult not having security of schools, a home, a job etc but at the same time after suffering from domestic violence for so long I have had no choice but to move as far away as possible and "attempt" to start a new life but at the same time I'm trying to make this transition as easy as possible for my girls. I know how upsetting it will be for my daughter to leave her friends but I'm hoping that she will settle in somewhere straightaway and her outgoing personality will help her. I think if she can focus on what she enjoys and excels in with the performing arts she would be happy and she is already quite excited about new opportunities but at the moment I have no idea how I go about anything.
If anyone can give me any advice on the above and how I apply for schools so late in the year I really would be appreciate it.
Thanks in advance