I would just like to bring this issue up before I leave this forum, now that things are a little more settled.
I hope this thread could be used to reassure future parents of the the danger of unfounded scaremongering.
The hysteria about no one from outside Alty getting a 1ST allocation at the Alty schools caused untold stress( to the point that I became quite irrational at times and would "hit out " at anyone who even suggested that DD would not make it)I always maintained little changes from year to year. I knew it but still could not completely put it out of my mind and therefore was forced into alternative measures to secure my child's education, which in our case worked out well, but that may not always be the case!
Those who indulged in such rumours should be ashamed of themselves! They know who they are!
I maintained at that time lots of people have their own agenda, please , please ignore them in future, children do NOT grow two brains overnight.
lots of love and goodbye
and to DD dad we made it anyway
ps with parents like ourselves ALL our DC will be fine ,come what may
bns has left the building !again