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shelley72 Tue 04-Oct-11 07:50:24

We have been given the application forms for next years intake and so are in the process of deciding which schools we are going to put down as our preferences for DS. Not that it will make much difference as he will probably end up going to the -crap just off special measures-- school in catchment. Anyway on our form, we have to put down a 'reason for choice' for our preferred schools. What kinds of statements are they expecting? Obviously this would be where you would put down your faith if you had one (eg catholic school for practising catholic) or same school as sibling. But as we dont have either we can't just put 'we really liked the headteacher/feel of the school' can we? What (if anything) would we write to make our application stronger?

Its the first time we have been through this process and I have to say its a complete nightmare and making me feel a tad depressed!

TIA

prh47bridge Tue 04-Oct-11 08:12:40

You can safely leave this part of the form blank. It makes absolutely no difference to the admissions process.

If there was some reason why your child should be in a higher admission category (e.g. medical needs if the school has an admission category for that) you could put it in there but there should really be somewhere else on the form for that information. But in the absence of something like that there is nothing you can put which will make any difference.

CustardCake Tue 04-Oct-11 08:55:07

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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