Exciting times here as we anxiously await the Primary school admissions results and find out whether we get the school of our choice. We are fortunate indeed, to live here, as all the primary schools nearby are pretty highly rated, but for a number of reasons we’d really prefer the local village school – good-sized outdoor space to run off the fidgets, don’t need a car to get there (we only have the one), all his local chums will be going there – that sort of thing.
Anyway. The 16th April or the first working day thereafter is the day we find out, so that’s the 18th this year – just next Monday!. As we live in a village and are within the catchment area for the village school I would be shocked and dismayed to hear he hadn’t got a place there, but others may not be so lucky, so I thought I’d try and round up a few resources in case any of you find yourself in this position next week.
- A guide on how to appeal if you don’t get the school you want
- A Q&A session which may cover some of the concerns you have
- Suggestions of 5 things you can try
- Mumsnet’s guide on how to appeal
- The Beeb’s guide to it all
Well, I hope that little round-up has saved you a bit of time and effort Googling. Most of all – good luck! I know that for many of you, like me, it could well be less the Offsted rating that matters to you, and more the geographical location or other consideration that concerns you so I hope you end up with a situation that works well for your child and your family.
And in August I can come back and do a lovely post on getting your tiny school starter ready for the beginning of term <wobbly lower lip>