Hi, unfortunately my dc just missed passing his 11+ and so we are working on review/appeal chances.
My problem is that his secondary school of choice has told parents that if we put that school first we will get in (even though out of area). Obviously, with wanting to appeal we need to put GS first on list so not sure what we should do.
In theory schools don't find out where they are on the list, but in the BCC Moving to Secondary booklet it states"We won’t tell any school where you ranked it on your application before we offer places."
That seems a bit ambiguous and implies that the school will learn where they were on the list. Also when speaking to my dc's head she said that schools do find out preference order.
I guess my question is when do they find out? I know it says on this site that "Schools are not told where you ranked them in your preferences. Admission authorities are expressly forbidden by law (again, it is enshrined in the Admissions Code) from passing on this information."
but I can't find that info anywhere in the code.
Sorry so long and waffley a message, but the head teachers really are messing with my mind