Can someone help-no school place for year 10 dd

(10 Posts)
Unluckyirish Mon 19-Sep-16 10:25:20

I posted on a different part of the site but people are saying it would be better to post here so I'll add the link to the thread http://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/am_i_being_unreasonable/2736183-Aibu-to-think-school-refused-a-place-because-of-this?watched=1&msgid=63705818#63705818

Unluckyirish Mon 19-Sep-16 10:26:23

Not sure how to make that a link if anyone can help x

TeenAndTween Mon 19-Sep-16 10:59:32

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/am_i_being_unreasonable/2736183-Aibu-to-think-school-refused-a-place-because-of-this?watched=1&msgid=63705818#63705818

TeenAndTween Mon 19-Sep-16 11:02:04

Phone the LA.
Ask for every school that currently has spare places in y10.

Pick the one you want and apply and say you want your DD to start immediately (ish).

If none, ask how to invoke the 'Fair Access Protocol'. Point out that it cannot wait until half term as this is the GCSE years.

Unluckyirish Mon 19-Sep-16 11:10:50

Thank you for linking it Teen La said they will email me a list so I'm still waiting . Year 10 is such an important year and I feel like they are just playing us about

user1471537877 Mon 19-Sep-16 17:05:27

Bumping you for the admissions people

Unluckyirish Mon 19-Sep-16 17:44:41

Thank you X

prh47bridge Mon 19-Sep-16 23:59:28

Not much to add really. The LA should be able to tell you which schools have places available. If none of them are within a reasonable distance from home (which at this age means 75 minutes journey each way) the LA should use its Fair Access Protocol to come up with a place nearer home. Keep chasing them. Don't be brushed off with excuses like having to wait until the end of October before they can do anything. There is nothing to stop them getting involved immediately.

Unluckyirish Tue 20-Sep-16 07:53:59

Thank you ,I'm still waiting for them to get back to me with the list of schools. The whole situation is a mess and DD is getting frustrated now,she thinks she will miss out important GCSE work

mummytime Wed 21-Sep-16 07:45:28

As everyone has said don't just wait for the LA to provide a "list". Phone schools and ask about vacancies.

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