Has anyone decided to try an In yer application

(9 Posts)
toolatetobed Sun 08-Sep-13 19:19:17

I have just looked at the booklet outlining the admissions process for September 2014 Year 7 starters where I live and they are going to keep a waiting list right through until the end of term in July 2015. So based on what PRH has said that's an example of an authority keeping a waiting list going for a full two terms longer than its actual legal obligation. If considering applying for an in year transfer it sounds like the key thing to do OP is find out how long the waiting list will continue to exist in your local authority's area. (Although I note from PRH's post that this will always be at least until Christmas.) I think it is wise to get confirmation that your child is still on the waiting list rather than just assume.

JaquelineHyde Sat 07-Sep-13 16:16:25

Just go on the waiting list an in year application means nothing because any places that come up will be offered to the top of the waiting list.

prh47bridge Sat 07-Sep-13 16:10:57

If this is Y7 they must operate a waiting list at least until Christmas. You will be on the waiting list for as long as you want provided it is still operating. An in year application will not achieve anything.

meditrina Sat 07-Sep-13 13:32:12

Yes, vacancies can occur.

But they'll be offered to whoever is at the top of the waiting list, which will be ranked by how well the applicant fits the entrance criteria (not when or how they joined the list).

Hyland Sat 07-Sep-13 13:26:30

People move or change their mind about sending their child to an independent school instead and that can free up places.

Unexpected Sat 07-Sep-13 12:22:32

Turn the question around and ask yourself why an in-year application WOULD achieve anything? The year group was obviously full, you appealed with reasons, they were rejected, the year group remains full.

Check with the school that you are on the waiting list. If not, get yourself back on it.

Hyland Sat 07-Sep-13 12:11:03

I don't mean to sound thick!

But I thought I came of the waiting list automatically, as soon as the new term started.

Why will an In Year application not achieve anything?

Thanks

prh47bridge Sat 07-Sep-13 11:56:55

You should be on the waiting list. An in year application won't achieve anything. You won't get a place and you won't get another appeal.

Hyland Sat 07-Sep-13 11:25:28

To secondary school after failing the gain a place at appeal.

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