March 3 Sceondary results/Waiting

(369 Posts)
AdventureTime Mon 27-Jan-14 16:34:05

This is my first post and I'd like to kick start he waiting thread.
DD hoping to get 1st choice grammar but has completely forgot about it all.
How's the anxiety/nervousness/ overall wait?

Journeytolight Mon 27-Jan-14 16:37:20

Sorry meant secondary.

Journeytolight Mon 27-Jan-14 16:41:00

I am AdventureTime by the way but I changed my name so refer to me as Journeytolight

goldie81 Sat 01-Feb-14 07:43:42

Yes very much apprehensive about march. But what will be will be now. Dd did very well in tests so just hope it's enough!

Journeytolight Sat 01-Feb-14 17:08:32

I agree anything that happens was meant to be. Well done to your DD. Best of luck! Only a month to go!

Marmitelover55 Sat 01-Feb-14 17:50:28

This was me last year - good luck everyone smile

ArthursaidMartha Sat 01-Feb-14 17:54:29

I'm in same situation as Goldie. Dd did well in tests so should be ok but school only has a limited number of out of area places so depends how well other out of area girls did. Mostly hopeful but with a sick feeling in the stomach when think about waiting for the email and what we will do if dd doesn't get offered a place.

Glad I'm not the only one with the date on my mind blush smile

goldie81 Sun 02-Feb-14 07:02:46

Best of luck to everyone else. It's actually surprising how quickly the time has come round! I am glad we've got this far as was all very stressful for the tests etc

Journeytolight Sun 02-Feb-14 10:54:54

People at primary school gates don't seem to fussed. I think it's all a cover up though hmm
Our DCs have done so well to get this far! I just hope they are all rewarded!

This was me last year and also have a second Y6 DD this year. She should get a sibling place at the school DD1 got into last year but of course I really want to know...

ArthursaidMartha Sun 02-Feb-14 11:35:48

Ha! Journey - don't believe a word of it. I bet they are. I haven't mentioned it to other parents in dd's class for fear of looking like an obsessive twat but I bet we're not alone. We all live on the outskirts of the schools catchment areas so schools placement day is always a fraught time and lots of gossiping in the subsequent days. Four weeks tomorrow.

Journeytolight Sun 02-Feb-14 12:00:44

ArthursaidMartha hmm, I wonder what parents in DDs class are actually thinking. I hope we can celebrate with wine once it's all over. I'm i the same boat as you as we're out of catchment for a few schools we applied for. It's nearly over!

Journeytolight Sun 02-Feb-14 12:02:25

Marmite and FiveHours, I hope you are here for support! grin

Journeytolight Sun 02-Feb-14 12:11:47

Good luck to your DD FiveHours and everyone else for that matter.

Journeytolight Fri 07-Feb-14 16:21:43
MyArseIsbiggerThanYours Mon 17-Feb-14 08:45:10

Two weeks today!
Dd cool as a cucumber about it. I'm trying and spectacularly failing to be the same.
Dh talking the laid back talk but I know him too well wink
DS completely oblivious to the whole thing grin

Marmitelover55 Mon 17-Feb-14 10:18:20

Yes journeytolight - remembering how stressed I was last year and in fact for the last eleven years, since I realised that we lived on the wrong side of town Good luck everyone (will be md again next year).

Journeytolight Mon 17-Feb-14 21:12:13

Like myarseis, dd is also v. cool about the whole thing. Hope she's like this when it's one day left because I will be chewing my nails till there's nothing on my fingers.

Bring the wine

ShredMeJillianIWantToBeNatalie Mon 17-Feb-14 21:47:43

We apparently find out after 6pm on the 3rd. I will therefore be obsessively refreshing from about 5.45.....

MyArseIsbiggerThanYours Tue 18-Feb-14 06:18:55

It's after 4pm in Kent!

Journeytolight Tue 18-Feb-14 07:41:38

It's on the afternoon of the 3rd for London which last year meant 5pm. AHHH, the date is so close!

MyArseIsbiggerThanYours Tue 18-Feb-14 07:54:55

And yet so far away wink grin

Journeytolight Tue 18-Feb-14 10:08:21

I remember on last years thread, by this date there was nearly 100+ posts, this year is less than half. Are people losing interest or are there less of us this year compared to year before?

pointythings Netherlands Tue 18-Feb-14 10:18:27

It all sounds so stressful that I'm glad not to be in a grammar school area... Our small town has one secondary school, a comprehensive which is rated good. DD1 is there and DD2 will also be going there. I did put another secondary down for both, in another town, but our local secondary is our catchment school and it's fine. One less thing to worry about. Now options... that's proving quite stressful, roll on March 25th and getting that one over with.

MyArseIsbiggerThanYours Tue 18-Feb-14 22:47:49

Maybe people are putting it to one side until after half term?
I did think there would be more traffic on this thread!

(Dull alert) I have heard people say this is a low birth rate year but looking at the statistics it is a bit lower than the preceding three years but the subsequent three years are even lower.

No idea. Just us small group of worriers then while everyone else basks in their oceans of calm bastards.

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