We've just moved and our local school has really bad rep and ofsted report so haven't named it as a choice so hope thats not allocated or I'll cry.
Our first choice is an outstanding school thats very hard to get into so I don't think we'll get that, I will be happy with second choice as its near nursery and most of his friends will go there and its a good school that is linked to our high school of choice, 3rd place is quite a distance away so not ideal but is close to family who I rely on for help when I work.
We found out yesterday, we got our fourth choice which is our catchment school. It has a good ofsted but as far as I can tell this is generally for pastoral care and the academic side of things isn't as good. However at least he has a school and it isn't one in special measures. I really feel for the people who already know that whatever they put on the form they might not get anything at all, or so horrible that it's heartbreaking to send their DCs.
I could tell it was going to be a bumper application year locally because all the clothes in that size were always sold out! Plus we have high migration around here.
So going on wait list and trying to put positive spin on it all!
Found out just now that dd2 got into the school of our choice. It was touch and go whether she'd get in due to us not being catholics (having two siblings already there and living a 3 minute walk away doesn't count). I'm so pleased.
To anyone not happy with their school allocation or needing general advice on appeals, waiting lists and the admission process:
Please feel free to start a new thread in the Primary Education section. There are experts who will be able to give advice on the options available to you. Sometimes requests for help might get lost as people post their school outcomes and a new thread keeps all the info in one place.
DD2 has got a place at our first choice (extremely oversubscribed) school round the corner. So pleased! Wasn't to worried this time around though as DD1 is already there. I was a nervous wreck last year. Good luck to those still waiting to hear!