Two things we'd like to know please!
1) Is the lowest rank the lowest number each school went to at the very end of the process (not sure when that is) or the lowest number they went to for 1st March?
2) Our DD has a ranking of 293 for SHS. Our head says that is unlikely to be good enough so we should make sure we put our first choice of comprehensive first on the form, followed by SHS second, then the other grammars if we want. If 293 is good enough for SHS, then the comp will be disregarded and SHS offered.
I didn't think that was correct, but she told me "don't believe everything you read on the internet!"
She has confused us now! DD has 293 for SHS, 338 for HSFG and 342 for Ribston. The order I've written them in here is our order of preference. Is she likely to stand a chance of getting any of them if we put them in that order on the form? (I know nobody here can tell us for definite, as it depends what everyone else does - just wondering if there's a chance, or whether the head is right and we should put a comp first as advised).
We'd be grateful for any advice please. Thank you.
Please ignore the shouting here, but
PLEASE IGNORE YOUR HEADTEACHER!
Put your preferences in the real order in which you would like the places - even if your DD's ranking is good enough for SHS, if you put a 'safe bet' school above it on your CAF, your LEA will assume that you knew what you were doing and will allocate you a place at the 'safe bet' and essentially turn down Stroud High on your behalf.