Thanks Tinkers for your quick reply, yeah definitely i am putting Kendrick as our first option, 2nd we were thinking of Nonsuch or Wallington, Nonsuch we are not sure looking last year reviews but i know people got the place at Nonsuch with 321 ooc and 311 as ic but the cutoff were different last year, this year its 250 but 700 qualified so dont know where my daughter stands, for Wallington i know we will be playing blind, we realise that if we would have been in catchment our chance would have been much better but yes if she gets through we are ready to move to Sutton. Next option we are thinking of Hershal as lot more children are going from Reading and its not too bad, many parents from Reading are putting Hershal as their first option in CAF as Hershal is planning to run a school coach very soon. For me Hershal, Upton and Burnham(Burnham) will be almost same, but not very sure about the ranking as a grammar school, so confused as we have only 4 options to put in Caf.
More confused as my daughter is really keen for Non Such and Wallington, but No clue about her chance of getting there plus we dont want to loose our other Caf options
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If you only have 4 choices, and you are putting Kendrick first, then putting both Wallington and Nonsuch down, you really do need to make sure your fourth choice is one you will definitely get. Especially since you are borderline for Kendrick and have no idea what chance you have for Wallington and Nonsuch. So pick whichever out of Herschel, Upton or Burnham you know you will absolutely, definitely get. Forget about their rankings. They are all going to be great schools and one or two % is not going to make any difference to you either way. Otherwise, you could end up getting whatever school in Reading has spaces for you, regardless of what you have put down on your CAF. Since I don't know exactly where you live in Reading, I have no idea what school you might end up with.
If you work out that it still isn't a certainty of getting a place at Herschel, Upton or Burnham, then pick a local school you will be happy with that you know you will get for your fourth choice, and pick your two favourites from Wallington, Nonsuch, Upton, Herschel and Burnham. Hopefully you have looked at all of them, and have a good idea which ones are the best fit for your DD.
I can't emphasise enough the importance of putting down at least one school you will definitely get on the CAF.