DC has SEN - statemented.
1 - sit 11+ - good grammar sch
2. Fail 11+ - local school with failing results for the past 4 years and a catholic school but we are not catholics so go to the bottom in the criteria.
3 . Oversubscribed school with ASD unit about 2.8 miles away - admission criteria is a) children in care, b) siblings, c) distance. so even with SEN cant get in as too far away - school prioritises the degree of disability of each achild applicant and takes 15 places each year - so a struggle to get in.
only option to get in here is to move less than a mile from the school and even then the LEA says no guarantee of entry - looks like a huge fight ahead for us.
4. move and then fight for a place.
5. go private - cannot afford.
What do i do. Annual review with LEA and SENCO will be in the autumn term - as DC is a new statement - need to know before then what to do.
very worried mum.