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Old Apr 19th, 2017, 14:00 PM   21
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That's great news Miss Vantage ! We actually got our letter today to take to the school to accept her place !



 
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Old Apr 19th, 2017, 15:50 PM   22
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Glad most of you got your 1st choice schools . DD1 got into our 1st choice school, I was confident she would as DS is already there and we live near, but it was still stressful. I wouldn't have fancied school runs to 2 different schools!



 
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Old Apr 19th, 2017, 15:51 PM   23
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We got our first choice too, very happy!



 
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Old Apr 19th, 2017, 16:07 PM   24
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We won't appeal, the 2nd choice school is still good and Micah's happy.



 
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Old Apr 20th, 2017, 01:58 AM   25
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We got 1st choice but had sibling link so had a good chance.

Where we are I think it's something like 90% got their first choice.



 
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We got our second choice. It's an outstanding school and I really like it but I'm really gutted about missing out on our first choice. I didn't realise I would be so upset.

Our first choice was a village school with 20 children per school year. A very family like school that looks after animals and the head knows each child by name. It was clear the children liked the head from their interactions. At lunch time the older children sit with the reception class to help them cut up their food and settle in. Rated outstanding.

Our second choice has 90 per school year, it really focuses on children rather than 'results' and has a children-built home corner in each room. The playground is the size of 2 football pitches and has tonnes of climbing frames and play things. They are also rated outstanding.

I'm torn as to whether to appeal. My son is confident and being the oldest as well (2nd September) I know he would do great in the 90 per year school. But on the other hand I loved the family feel of the village school and feel like he may grow more as a person there. Both schools are about a 20 minute walk away, both get above average results.



 
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Old Apr 20th, 2017, 13:47 PM   27
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Great news everyone !

AngelofTroy- long as your all happy especially your boy !

MrsB - that's a tough one ! I like the sound of the second choice school concentrating more on the children than results similar to our choice school . If he's older and confident it may suit him best . I hope you reach a decision your happy with soon !

I would have been so upset had she not been accepted she loves the school and with my anxiety issues I feel she is safe and secure there ! Getting used to a whole new school and she's made lots of friends in nursery who will now go through school with her and I've made mummy friends lol



 
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Old Apr 22nd, 2017, 15:55 PM   28
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We got our third choice school and will be appealing to try and get in to our first choice. The main reason being that the one we got an offer at is an infant school and we'd prefer for DS to go to a primary school and not have to go through the upheaval of changing schools again after three years. Our first choice has a lot more facilities. Both are rated good. Only 6% of
people in our borough were given their third choice. Lucky us 😂



 
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Jo - Yeah that would be a nightmare getting used to a new school then moving him. Rather just get them settled from the get go . Good luck with the appeal process
I can't believe full time school in September !



 
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Jo - Yeah that would be a nightmare getting used to a new school then moving him. Rather just get them settled from the get go . Good luck with the appeal process
I can't believe full time school in September !
Thank you! We are emailing the appeal letter through tonight. Not sure if it will get us anywhere, but worth a try I guess!



 
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