no school for september 2016

(22 Posts)
clog1985 Tue 28-Jun-16 17:29:38

Hello I'm new. My little girl didn't get her school place for september at our chosen school. And me being stupid out Of anger turnt down one that was offer led (now regretting) She is on waiting list so hoping a door opens up. My question is.

If a spot doesn't open up
Will my daughter go straight to year one next september 2017?? As she will be 5

Can they make her miss reception all together

Thank you

KohINoorPencil Tue 28-Jun-16 18:03:14

Oh dear. Yes, she could miss reception altogether if a place doesn't come up.

How many waiting lists are you on? If you don't intend on homeschooling you need to put her on as many as possible. Beggars can't be choosers.

mouldycheesefan Tue 28-Jun-16 18:06:03

Oh goodness me. Go on the waiting lists of all schools you would accept even if they are a trek.
What will you do in meantime, private school or home educate?

karatekimmi Tue 28-Jun-16 18:08:05

How old is she (when is her birthday?) she doesn't have to go until she is 5 (I assume that's the same for home schooling)

irvineoneohone Tue 28-Jun-16 18:12:25

Once you turned down the place, you go off the LA's obligation to find the school, right?
Doesn't that mean she needs to apply for yr1 place, otherwise she won't get a place.? She doesn't go into yr1 automatically I assume.

PolaroidsFromTheBeyond Tue 28-Jun-16 18:16:22

The problem is that the Local Authority (LA) are only obliged to make one offer of a school. Since you have turned that down, they are not obliged to find you anywhere else.

If a place doesn't come up in Reception, you would need to make a fresh application for Yr 1. However, since Infant Class Size regulations would still be in effect, you would still be unlikely to get a place at your preferred school as it is already full.

But this doesn't mean you can't be proactive and get yourself onto lots of waiting lists. In your position I would make sure my DD was on the waiting list for every school I found vaguely acceptable. There is no limit to how many waiting lists you can be on. A school place - even at a less than ideal school - is better than no place at all at this stage. You can still stay on the waiting list for your ideal school and move her if a place comes up.

clog1985 Tue 28-Jun-16 18:29:23

I have put her in every waiting list on every school in area. I have to make a fresh application when the application process reopens in October. I also keep ringing round the schools I have a list of schools with spaces I received today. im going to look at tomorrow which are not to far from me.

clog1985 Tue 28-Jun-16 18:30:38

Her birthday is 9th August

mouldycheesefan Tue 28-Jun-16 18:37:40

If she is 4 in August a nursery or pre school might be prepared to take her? Till she gets a school place.

LIZS Tue 28-Jun-16 18:40:51

If you reapply in October it will be to start Reception in 2017 as a summer birthday. For a reception place for 2016-17 it would be an In Year application.

clog1985 Tue 28-Jun-16 18:51:52

Thank you. All 😌 for fingers crossed for a place before this september. Hopign one of school places tomorrow will accept her

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Tue 28-Jun-16 18:58:08

My DD's birthday is also 9th August - useless bit of trivia there for you! grin

You do have the option of sending her in to Reception in September 2017, but do you want to do that? Have you decided what you'll do if you aren't offered the school you want next time around either?

Personally, if there are schools with places locally, I would pick the best of those for now and let her start this September. Then, if a place comes up elsewhere, you can decide if you still want to move her.

prh47bridge Tue 28-Jun-16 19:59:26

You do have the option of sending her in to Reception in September 2017

That should be "might have the option". As the law currently stands the admission authority must look at each case individually rather than simply applying a blanket policy but they do not have to comply with parental requests to enter Reception a year late. The government has suggested this is going to change but they have not made the necessary changes to the Admissions Code yet.

PatriciaHolm Tue 28-Jun-16 20:40:34

You do have the option of sending her in to Reception in September 2017

Also - if you wanted to do this, the LA would expect you to raise it before you applied for reception this year. Doing it now makes it clear that you would be doing it for a second bite at the cherry having just not liked what you got this year, so many LAs would be very disinclined to allow it. (Some are very lenient but many are not)

DetestableHerytike Wed 29-Jun-16 06:34:45

I assume the school you were offered is now full?

MrsJoeyMaynard Wed 29-Jun-16 11:09:41

You do have the option of sending her in to Reception in September 2017

Depends on the LEA. Aside from the point that admissions authorities don't have to agree to a child starting Reception a year late, where I live, the admissions guidelines make it clear that you should apply for deferred entry to Reception alongside applying for Reception in the "correct" year group. If they agree to the deferral, the application for the "correct" year group is withdrawn, if they refuse the deferral, the application for the "correct" year group stands and a place is offered as normal. I assume they've chosen that process to avoid the whole issue of parents applying for deferral because they're unhappy with the place offered and want another bite at the cherry.

And yes, they can make an August born child miss Reception altogether. There's always been the option for parents to delay sending their child to school until after their 5th birthday, even if this means a summer born child skipping Reception altogether.

Hope you get something sorted out OP.

clog1985 Wed 29-Jun-16 11:55:00

Hello I have been busy all morning going to look at schools with available palces. She is signed up to a school now for this september.which is in our local area. She still in waiting lists but at least As he at a school. And this was a lesson learnt for mum for being stubborn. angry and very stupid lol and not thinking. For now she has a school I think and hope she will be happy at

DetestableHerytike Wed 29-Jun-16 12:54:38

Oh good glad she has a space

PolaroidsFromTheBeyond Wed 29-Jun-16 13:01:30

Well done OP.

clog1985 Wed 29-Jun-16 18:51:39

Thank you All for you help and advice I really appreciate it 😌 can relax now. And concentrate on getting her ready for her first day x

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Wed 29-Jun-16 19:07:39

That's great news! smile

I'm glad you've found a place you're happy with for her.

irvineoneohone Wed 29-Jun-16 19:19:57

Great. You never know, the school can be the best ever for her!

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