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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:45 am 
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Hi all,
I would greatly appreciate any advice that anyone can offer me. My child sat the 11+, offered 2nd choice BV, received confirmation via email, confirmed via phone with LEA and with BV school.
I chased LEA 5 days later to find out where my child was on the WL for 1st choice and was told that no school offer had been awarded ! I was totally gob smacked. I was advised via phone by LEA that an error had been made. I had no school offer.

Any advice what I should do???


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:07 pm 
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Where is your son on the waiting list and what did he score ? What is your first choice ?

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:09 pm 
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OP, I am very sorry to hear this.

What did the LEA say when they spoke to you on the phone? Did they not set out any steps they would take to resolve your problem?

Do you know who made the mistake? As far as you are aware, did your DS meet the eligibility criteria for BV? Do you know what mistake is supposed to have been made - eg, that they did not receive your acceptance, or they should not have made the offer in the first place, or something else?

This must be very distressing for you and I hope it can be resolved quickly.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:14 pm 
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Bv scored 204
QM 329


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:36 pm 
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49th would for QM as of today - 1st choice


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:00 pm 
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jas18 wrote:
Bv scored 204
QM 329


Did you apply under the Pupil Premium category? 204 appears to be the cut-off score for pupil premium applications, but is a long way short of the cut-off otherwise.

What has the LEA advised you to do about getting a place? They are obliged to offer you a school place of some sort, they can't just make a mistake and leave you without one, but they don't necessarily need to offer you a place at one of the schools you named on your CAF if your child doesn't meet the eligibility criteria.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:09 pm 
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This sounds very stressful.

At 204 I assume your child has Pupil Premium eligibility to have been offered the place.
Did Bishop Vesey send you a confirmation letter with the forms to hand in to confirm your place?


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