Sorry have cabin fever and as well as being stuck indoors I am awaiting some news.
Due to many, many issues we have decided that being closer to London is a must. DS2 has been assessed by three schools. The third choice offered a place within 24 hours, second choice has still to get back after assessment on Friday and the first choice, off the record, were sure he had a place but needed to see the school report before confirming - I know they have received it.
The third choice is now pushing for an answer and I won't contact the first choice yet but I'm wondering when I should contact the second choice. If I get on the phone and say a school is pushing for a decision but we prefer your school and they give a place and then the first school offer I will feel really bad. But I don't want to turn down the third because the other two are not definites. Each school is totally different - one huge, one a specialist music school and one very academic with no facilities so it's not as if the third one is similar and we could accept it.
So when do I start approaching the schools? I did send an email to the first school yesterday to explain that I was not at my home address so would need to be contacted by email. I also explained that if the other schools started pushing for an answer I would get back to them but I have had no response and I don't want to push them. I would also add that admission is different as he is coming in out with normal admissions and the schools were interested on the basis of his music so there are no other candidates applying, hence I assume a decision should not take too long.
Apologies for any spelling correctors as I am on the iPad and I can't see what I wrote at the start. Anything look odd or rude then it wasn't me!