Good news for us too, a non-selecive place! These past two weeks have been agony, a real rollrcoaster of emotion. Having viewed the schools my daughter's absolute favourite was a non-selective. Lots of her friends are hoping to go there, lots of friends are already there. Visiting was like being at home, a friendly face at every turn.
I make no excuses for being very anti-selection, but felt we had to "play the game". We feel happy and confident in our choice of a non-selective, believing it to be the very best place for our daughter. If she had been allocated a grammar place I feel that the pressure could have knocked her confidence. The non-selective environment will,we feel, nurture her confidence.
The second rejection letter in a fornight was greeted by her with a whoop of delight. She is now enthusiastic and happy about the transfer to secondary.
Parents, please do not undervalue our non-selective schools, there are some excellent ones out there. Grammar schools are great for some children, others will thrive more in a less pressurised environment.
A great big congratulations to those who did get a grammar place in this second round, for those who did not , perhaps it's for the best. We all want our children to do well, if they are happy and confident they most certainly will!
Very best wishes to all you fantastic Medway parents.