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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:42 pm 
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Our DD has been offered in-year admission (yr 6) today but will be starting school after half term, 31st oct.
Her last date in current school will be tomorrow, 20th Oct.
We are filling her CAF (secondary school) online around 25-26th oct. We are confused over which school to put as her 'current school' section in CAF. Will she be considered as a student of her new school, even before a start date?
It seems not a problem but just wanted to make sure no mistake is made on CAF.
Thank you all for your time.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:44 pm 
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Are both primary schools in the same LA?

Id just give them a quick ring to check which one, but I doubt it would be an issue.

If they are in different LAs I’d check both to make sure they say the same. My gut is the new primary school, but im guessing.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:03 pm 
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If you can't a definitive answer from the local authority, you will need to make a decision.

She will start the new school on 30 October. You can submit the CAF earlier than the deadline but you can amend it all the way until the deadline of 31 October. So on the day that the CAF 'freezes' she will be at the new school - and that's the school I would put on the CAF.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:17 pm 
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streathammum wrote:
If you can't a definitive answer from the local authority, you will need to make a decision.

She will start the new school on 30 October. You can submit the CAF earlier than the deadline but you can amend it all the way until the deadline of 31 October. So on the day that the CAF 'freezes' she will be at the new school - and that's the school I would put on the CAF.


Yes, that's what I would do. It probably doesn't matter, but it just means that the secondary school's first record of your daughter is correct and that if they decide to do visits late year 6 to their new year 7s it's one less thing they have to change on their file.

Only reason I would do it differently would be if the admission policies of the secondary schools to whihc you are applying specify certain primary schools as feeder schools to which they give prioirty.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:06 pm 
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yes, both schools are in same LA.
We will submit the application today (with old/leaving school as current school) as she is still in that school till tomorrow.
We were not 100% sure if the details could be amended once submitted.
As suggested, we will amend the application (put new school as current school) on 31st Oct when she starts her school.

Big thank you to all for your kind suggestions. Regards


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:23 am 
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It would matter if her new school is a feeder to school to one of the secondary schools you are applying in which case you should definitely out the new school for .


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:24 pm 
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Thank you all


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