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Priya1
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Waiting list mistakes

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Dear All

I am looking for some advice and comfort

We are coming to end of academic year and our DC has not been allocated a place.

We are on WL for following grammars

Burnham Grammar school
JOHN Hampden
Dr Challoners
Sir William Borlaise

On 12 May we were at following position

BGS 13
JHGS 15
DR C - 36
SWB- 40

Then in 3 July were given the following positions

BGS 14
JHGS 3
DR C 31
SWB 36

Today we were told there has been a mistake and incorrect positions had been given on Monday

Now we were told:

BGS 14
JHGS 8
the other 2 no change

I'm very concerned whether I can have any confidence in the system.

Whilst we were happy at position 3 for JHGS now at
8which seems high again:(

Can I complain ? Is it worth it ?

We plan to stay on the WL and have accepted the school offered

I'm sorry if I have posted in the wrong place

Appreciate any guidance

Many thanks

:cry:
scary mum
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Re: Waiting list mistakes

Post by scary mum »

I'm sorry to say that it's unlikely there's been a further mistake. It might be worth following up with Bucks council to ask if they could explain what has happened.
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Priya1
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Re: Waiting list mistakes

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Many thanks

Ok will try and see if we can find out further

As I'm sure we aren't only family to be affected
scary mum
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Post by scary mum »

I'm sure you aren't.
I think it's best to focus on the school you have been allocated & look for the positives there.
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Priya1
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Re: Waiting list mistakes

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Thank you Scary Mum
Yes you are right, onwards and upwards
scary mum
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Did you manage to find out any more information about the error?
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Priya1
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Post by Priya1 »

Hi

I did complain to the Head of Admissions who did eventually come back to me.

Other than apologising no real explanation was given for the error.

They had noted what I wrote and said they would endeavour this didn't happen again.

So not overly helpful but it is what it is.

We remain on the WL but given we are now in August, I'm pushing aside any wishful thinking and trying to focus on the school we have and what September brings.

Thanks for all your help and advice.
MaRaBucks
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Re: Waiting list mistakes

Post by MaRaBucks »

Hi Priya1

Could you please update on the WL?
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