Do you think in the current economic climate that one school will accept triplets or should I consider applying to different schools for them? DD1â€™s school are not yet aware that I have a small tribe of clever DDâ€™s waiting in the wings.
I am pretty certain that all highly selective schools would offer their places strictly according to the merit order of the entrance test, although I can understand why the mummies of the girls who will competing with your triplets might want you to think otherwise. You don't say if you are looking for any bursary funding, but even if you were I would be pretty confident that your circumstances of 4 DDs almost the same age would be in your favour - unless the available funding had run out higher up the merit order. I should think a school which had offered a scholarship to your eldest DD would be gagging to get applications from her three sisters if they were aware of them. Just take advice from the school, no-one else (apart from us on this site, of course!)
I'm afraid I can't offer you too much sympathy as the thought of three identical girl triplets just makes my heart melt. (I hasten to add I am a soppy mummy, not an old man in a raincoat.
) But despite this I don't think I would like to be paying your bills!