The School Place Debacle!
Who would of thought that sending a child to school could become so complicated? I didn’t, somewhat naively as it turns out as apparently it is very very hard indeed. Possibly even harder than splitting the atom.
Brief situational overview:
Child 1 – year 7 – currently at school in county A.
Child 2 – year 6 – currently at school in county A.
Family are living in county A and moving to county B but do not yet have a date for exchange of contracts.
For child 1 in county A, a mid-year out of county application must be made asap. We have been told it will be rejected and that we must then appeal and that we have a 50% chance of winning the appeal – if we can show school class is not ‘full’.
For child 2 in county A, a mid-year out of county application must be made asap and we have a good chance of getting into the school we would like.
For child 2 in county A, a year 7 place (for Sept 2012) in county B must also be applied for by the 31/10/11 – with proof of address in catchment in county B…
Admissions team at county B say we must apply through them.
Admissions team at county A say we must apply through them.