All, I would really appreciate some advice on this one. My son scored 355 (great score and incredibly proud of him) however his first choice is KEGs and we are out of catchment. Our second choice would be westcliff. Both are great schools but the journey is much better from Romford for KEGs. My question is do we reasonably stand a chance? We come in the amber zone but in practice what does that mean?
Also I have been adviced that I should put westcliff as first choice otherwise I risk not getting either. I know the schools don't see the preferences but would it be possible that a lower scoring child gets a westcliff place as they put it as first and hence I don't get either?
Please help if you can!
If you want Kegs then put it down first, if you're not offered Kegs then they will look at your second choice of WHSB to see if you qualify....you won't be penalised for putting Westcliff 2nd...i.e a child with a lower score will not gain a place before your DS regardless of where they put WHSB on their CAF.