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need help for my son primary school admission !!!!

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Medikhan Mon 26-Sep-11 23:20:01

hiya
I am living in croydon atm but we are going to move to leeds next year in april and my son is due to start primary school in sept 2012...the deadline to apply is 15 jan we dont know yet where we going to live in leeds so where should i go about applying should i apply in croydon or leeds...?? i just want my son to get admission in a good school

thanks

UniS Mon 26-Sep-11 23:26:44

Apply in Croydon. If the move goes tits up you will at least be in the Croydon system. Nothing you can do about applying to Leeds till you have an address. Bar maybe looking at schools to pick your target housing area.

hester Mon 26-Sep-11 23:30:27

Yes, apply in Croydon.

Is there any chance you can move to Leeds before the 15 Jan deadline? Because otherwise you will be disadvantaged in getting into a good school.

choirmum Mon 26-Sep-11 23:34:57

Ring the education authority in Leeds and ask what the procedure is. Probably won't be able to do anything until you have an address though.

prh47bridge Tue 27-Sep-11 01:29:38

If you can move before 15th January you should do so. If not you will have to apply in Croydon which will give you a reasonable chance of getting into a good school where you currently live. Unfortunately by the time you move to Leeds it is likely that the better schools will already be full so your son will end up in an unpopular school. However, if you move close to a good school he will be near the front of the waiting list so you may get a place that way.

You can't apply to Leeds until you have an address in their area with either a signed tenancy agreement or a letter from your solicitor confirming completion of the purchase.

Medikhan Tue 27-Sep-11 14:18:37

thanks everyone it was a great help

ninani Tue 27-Sep-11 15:23:06

"Close to a good school" could mean literally opposite the school gates if the school is very popular.

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