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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:01 pm 
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Hi all,

If you have 6 schools on your list (grammars) and end up getting your last choice does that mean you will end up on the waiting lists for each of the schools which you didn't get allocated?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:25 pm 
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Yes. If you are not allocated your first choice, you are automatically placed on the waiting list of any schools above the one you are offered. You can also request to be placed on the waiting list of schools not on your CAF after offer day. Some LAs place limits on how many waiting lists you can be on at a time though, so it's worth checking that out.

The waiting lists I think have to be maintained until Christmas, after that it's at the discretion of the school.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:25 am 
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Thank you for replying.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:10 pm 
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That is not necessary true. It depends on the grammar. If you child did not achieve the pass mark/cut off score the grammars may not put you on the waiting if you did not qualify. Depends on school, and the area. .


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:25 pm 
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In Bucks I believe you have to ask to go on the waiting list. Where are you, OP?


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:33 pm 
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catcool wrote:
That is not necessary true. It depends on the grammar. If you child did not achieve the pass mark/cut off score the grammars may not put you on the waiting if you did not qualify. Depends on school, and the area. .


That is true. You do have the right of appeal for any school which rejected you, though, even if the season for rejection was not having passed the entrance exam.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:54 pm 
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scary mum wrote:
In Bucks I believe you have to ask to go on the waiting list.

Bucks is automatic, although I'm not sure that was always the case. https://www.buckscc.gov.uk/services/edu ... ing-lists/

I'm sure that there are areas where the process is not automatic, but hopefully that will be made clear when the initial allocation is made.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:32 pm 
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I'm in London (Wandsworth borough). DD has qualified for the grammars.


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