Late primary admission - what happens??

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tangledtights Sun 12-Feb-12 16:50:10

We're moving down to the Teddington/Hampton area in June. HOORAY!! Its taken a year but DH has finally got himself a job and we can make the move. Completely gutted we've missed the primary admission deadline in January though and starting to panic about whether or not my daughter who is 4 in June will manage to get a reception place for September. Does anyone know what the process is for a late application?

We're thinking that we will rent whatever house we can get that is closest to one of the schools that we like. I have seen a couple of houses up for rent that are 0.07 miles away from one of the potential schools in Hampton (Stanley). How do waiting lists work? If we live closest does that mean that we go up the waiting list even if someone else is already on the waiting list but lives a bit further away?

How do you think I'm best finding out which of the primary schools in the Teddington/Hampton/Hampton Wick area are likely to have more space? If I can find this out, then I suppose the best thing would be to try and get a property next door to the school to try and get her a space.

What happens if she doesn't get a space in one of the local schools? Does anyone have any experience of this? How far out would she have to go and is it always to a school that isn't rated as well?

Sorry lots of questions but panic setting in. confused


dilys4trevor Mon 09-Jul-12 08:46:26

That's great londoniana! It's a good school. What a relief to have a place and sounds like it isn't too far from where you are

londoniana Tue 24-Jul-12 10:49:06

Thanks. It does seem like a good school although I'm still not sure about it being Roman-Catholic.

We've just dropped our H. Wick wait list place (we were 4th as of yesterday). I signed up with a wraparound care provider who does pick-ups from both Sacred Heart and Collis. Even if we change schools during Reception we at least have some continuity with afterschool. Not ideal but we're 2nd on Collis wait list so we have good chances to get in - hopefully sooner rather than later smile

dilys4trevor Wed 25-Jul-12 11:14:29

I was interested in Sacred Heart after hearing they are under subscribed (don't know if that is true as I live on the other side of town) and the results at L4 and L5 are pretty impressive. DS is going to school next year (either SMSP or Stanley) and I am going to be happy as Larry with either of them (we moved from quite a troubled area where our local school option was well under average), but the results are nowhere near as good as they are at Sacred Heart. I'd be delighted with it. I really get the worry over the RC thing as my parents weren't religious either, but I went to quite a full on RC primary and secondary (for 'good school' rather than faith reasons) and although the faith element was very present, kids kind of took what they wanted from it and to varying degrees, as did parents (some very much into the faith aspect, some not so much). You may also be able to opt out of some of it, and ensure your child is exposed to the minimum. It could really work out. Good luck with Collis though. Sounds like a good chance of getting in

BayJay Wed 25-Jul-12 18:00:39

Everyone, for info, the council's 2012 Admission's report is now available on their website. It contains details the outcomes (to date) of the borough’s admissions processes for the Reception and Year 7 intakes for the 2012/2013 school year.

londoniana Fri 31-Aug-12 20:39:24

Looks live everyone got a school place by now.

Any news, everyone?

Ellewood Wed 26-Sep-12 13:21:57


We will also be registering as a late admission and I wondered wht happened in this situation - did you get a place at your chosen school?

Teddyking1 Wed 26-Sep-12 14:35:29

Everybody got places In the borough but not necessarily at a school of their choice.

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