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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:13 am 
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Hi would like some advice

If dd does not get 1st choice school (grammar), and is offered a place at choice no.2 (grammar), but would prefer choice-3 (local state), can we turn down choice-2 and ask for choice no.3 instead... (what would happen if we turn down choice 2?)

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:33 am 
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mummyjee wrote:
Hi would like some advice

If dd does not get 1st choice school (grammar), and is offered a place at choice no.2 (grammar), but would prefer choice-3 (local state), can we turn down choice-2 and ask for choice no.3 instead... (what would happen if we turn down choice 2?)

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Accept the place being offered (choice-2) so that your DD is not without a place; and Opt to go on the waiting list of the choice - 3. You will need to request the School choice no. 3 and your LA to go on their waiting list.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:47 am 
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The key is to act quickly... after offer day there is 2 weeks during which people can mull their options (and many will have dilemas due to possible distance reasons, independent school choices etc). If you want any option that has not been offered then you must join the waiting list (you cannot change your CAF now; it is set in stone) and wait in line and hope that people who have offered that option drop out during the 2 week period. There will be some movement... but it will be small.

In Kingston LEA the community school waitlists are distance prioritised (after sibling etc criteria). The grammar schools have different rules... TGS being ordered by the result etc.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:47 pm 
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panic has kicked in already unfortunately

Thank you for the advice....

so basically accept offer of place at school choice 2. and somehow get onto waiting list of local state choice 3

can someone please guide me through how to get onto the waiting list??


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:55 pm 
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You call your LEA's admissions team. For Kingston this number is on the web page at http://www.kingston.gov.uk/info/200222/secondary_schools/381/apply_for_a_secondary_school_place_september_intake
You can call them before March 3rd and they will explain the process; after March 3rd they will be very busy... some people will have no chosen school so they will have some very high priority cases to sort out.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:09 am 
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I agree with Ladymuck and SVE, local comps usually have a very small 'local' catchment so if you live quite close you may be in with a good chance on the school'a waiting list so don't give up hope. Do you live close to the comp your DD is interested in?


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:54 pm 
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not in catchment for any school, the closest is approx 700 metres door to door, however stats show, intake didnt go beyond 500 metres for in catchment applicants!


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:04 pm 
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mummyjee wrote:
however stats show, intake didnt go beyond 500 metres for in catchment applicants!
Is that for a secondary school? That's terrible.
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