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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:26 pm 
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Hi my son has met the requirements but he’s been put on the waiting list in position 275! Basically I need 95 children to go to other schools:-(
Can anyone tell me if their children have been so far down on the list? I wish I had put the exam off now as 2 weeks prior my father (ds granddad) passed away so revision was next to nothing! Any advice? Is there any point in risking putting this school as first choice?


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 Post subject: Re: Brgs waiting list
PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:23 pm 
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Sorry to hear about your father.

In short, there is no risk related to putting BRGS first on the CAF. If the school don't accept him then your second choice becomes your first and so on.

Given (as you suspect) it is highly unlikely he will be accepted, you are simply reducing your options. If you have a 'safe' school then just make sure that is somewhere on the CAF below BRGS. That way you will get your safe school after the LEA have assessed BRGS for you. The rule of thumb is, put the schools in order of your true preference.

The only advice I'd suggest, is that you start promoting the 'safe' school with your son. This is where he will (almost certainly) be going.

Good luck.


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 Post subject: Re: Brgs waiting list
PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:20 pm 
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Deb813 wrote:
Hi my son has met the requirements but he’s been put on the waiting list in position 275! Basically I need 95 children to go to other schools:-(
Can anyone tell me if their children have been so far down on the list? I wish I had put the exam off now as 2 weeks prior my father (ds granddad) passed away so revision was next to nothing! Any advice? Is there any point in risking putting this school as first choice?


Hi

Very sorry to hear about your father. My child sat the BRGS exam and we had a similar problem at the time - it is difficult to know whether to try to keep things as normal as possible for your child or not. We are not in the catchment, are you? My child is also on the waiting list.


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 Post subject: Re: Brgs waiting list
PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:04 pm 
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Thank you for your replies. No we are not in catchment. We are in the 3rd catchment areas so about as low as we can get! He’s happy with our second choice as 99% of his class are going there, I think I’m the most disappointed but in no way showing it as I’ve always told him that he can decide (with a little encouragement!) We have done the choices together today and he’s happy to put BRGS first so we shall just suck it and see
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