register online for the barton court day on sat 30th. i heard back the next day by email that i had a place.
then, (if you are considering ramsgate/broadstairs grammars), you are welcome to come along to the tours that i have set up with the admissions people at chatham & clarendon and dane court on monday 2nd july (9:30 and 2pm). they were fine about doing a "private" tour seeing as i was OOC, and great for me to have a look at 3 in one weekend.
my girls are really happy at their existing primary school so it will be tough for them to move away from friends and a small school they love. that is why ideally i would like to move next summer rather than this summer, as not only will my y5 DD then finish y6 at her existing primary (where people seem to scatter off in all directions for secondary) but i will only need to look for one y5 primary space rather than a y4 & a y6 if i move this summer (which would probably mean an unsatisfactory undersubscribed primary school unless we get very lucky).
Thanks for the quick reply. Thats exactly the same for me - dont want to move this summer because of the same reasons you have and its a great primary school shes attending at the moment.
I havent considered the Ramsgate / Broadstairs option as we have family near Canterbury / Dover area but thank you for the offer and if we look at those areas will definitely hold you to that.
Also I have sent you a PM.