I have called the admissions few weeks later and they confirmed over the phone that address change on CAF had actually taken place.
Do you have the date, time, and name of person you spoke to?
If so, then armed with this information, you should write to the current LA, with the heading "Complaint
", and give full details of what has happened. (Email will do, provided you keep a copy. If writing a letter, keep a copy and send by recorded delivery.)
What is the status of the schools you applied for - e.g. Are they controlled by the LA, or are they academies?
• If the LA is the admission authority,
• and if it accepts that it has made a mistake,
• and if you would have got a place but for the error,
- then the LA ought to be able to put things right.
However, if we're talking about oversubscribed academies, it could be trickier as they might take the view "We're not to blame! Why should we have to take an extra pupil?"
Your current LA will have to find you a school place, although it may well not be one that you want.
When they make an offer, you ought to accept it for the time being.
Meanwhile start preparing for an appeal in case it's needed. Ask for an appeal form for each of the schools you want. There will be a section on the form inviting your grounds for appeal. Obviously one of these should be an "error in the admission arrangements
It would be a good idea too to give reasons for wanting the school in question - see:http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appeal ... -school#c2
You don't have to submit any appeal before the end of the month, so there's a bit of time in which to see whether the LA can resolve the problem without the need for an appeal.
However, you ought to get your appeal paperwork ready, or there might be a mad panic when it's required!
(Technically you can't appeal until you've been formally refused - but we'll cross that bridge if and when we come to it!)
Assuming you don't have this evidence already, can you get your previous LA to confirm in writing exactly when it forwarded the CAF?
Let us know if we can be of any further help.