Hi, can anyone who has been through the process shine some light on the order of filling the school choice form. I know we have to put them in the order of preference but I've read here that some schools after finding out that you had put them at the bottom of the list, deny you the place and your child might end up in the school outside your choices.
I know we have 6 choices, if I put 5 grammar schools at the top and 1 comprehensive at the bottom for example. Say my kid doesn't pass the exam, then will I get the bottom choice comp or will I get something that was not my choice at all.
What is the best way of doing it? List 3 grammars perhaps and 3 comps to be on the safe side. Can someone who's been through this share their views.
There is one more question (this too comes from reading about parents experiences)
If my child gets the required score for the grammar of our choice and we live close, will he automatically get in or is there still a possibility that he wouldn't. I've read some kids scored really high somewhere else in the country and still did not get in. Maybe I am getting worked up about nothing but the more I know the better I am prepeared. This is my first 11+ experience