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AIBU to turn down allocated rubbish secondary school?

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TeenAndTween Wed 01-Mar-17 10:10:03

YES Next question?

Public service announcement.
Even if you hate the school, accept it.
Then go on waiting lists for others you prefer.
Then consider appealing.

Only turn it down if you have a private school place already lined up.

MaudOnceMore Wed 01-Mar-17 10:13:42

Exactly. If you turn down the offered school, the local authority has no obligation to keep making you offers until you deign to accept one. Only turn it down if you are willing to play Russian roulette with getting a place via a waiting list between now and September or can pay for an independent school (assuming they have a place) or home educate.

TeenAndTween Wed 01-Mar-17 14:24:25

The appeals panel won't take kindly to being 'held to ransom' either.

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