Primary school application - anyone know what this means?

(7 Posts)
missl1 Wed 27-Jan-16 09:47:55

We need to apply for primary school this year so am starting to get my head around the application process. It's very complicated isn't it? :-)
On the page that talks about how offers were made last year not all the schools listed have numerical data. For some - e.g. Fenstanton and Glenbrook - it just says: all applicants received a place at the school of a higher preferred offer.
What the hell does that mean?
Anyone know?

Greydove Wed 27-Jan-16 12:35:46

It means that the school wasn't oversubscribed
ie everyone who wanted to go there got in - there was no distance cut off

missl1 Thu 28-Jan-16 10:31:00

ah ok thanks. it was the 'of a higher preferred offer' bit that confused me. surely they could leave it as 'all applicants received a place at the school'

missl1 Thu 28-Jan-16 11:13:00

just looking at this again it must mean more than all applicants got a place as for fenstanton, for example, it says they had 90 reception places and 173 applicants. can anyone explain for me?

Greydove Thu 28-Jan-16 11:51:02

Okay I have just looked at it
I think Lambeth are presenting the info in a confusing way

I think they have counted all the applications for each school - remember you can choose up to 6 schools on the form

So if you put Fenstanton as number 4 on your list but you got offered a place at your top choice number 1 school instead then you were "offered a place at a school of a higher preferred offer"

missl1 Thu 28-Jan-16 16:42:25

thanks greydove. so what they really mean is 'all applicants received a place at the school or a higher preferred offer. 'or' rather than 'of'. bloody lambeth need to proofread. one wrong letter caused me hours of confusion!

Greydove Thu 28-Jan-16 17:54:27

yes I agree it must be a typo adding to the confusion

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