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Is anyone else waiting to hear what primary school their child has got into?

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HobKnob Fri 05-Apr-13 09:11:02

I'm biting my nails off here!

DorisIsWaiting Fri 05-Apr-13 09:18:30

Also waitig with baited breath. We are slightly out of catchment but with 2 siblings in the school. BUT it's a big intake locally so I have all my fingers and toes crossed.

I went online to find out when we find out and it's the 19th here.

Whojamaflip Fri 05-Apr-13 09:23:22

we don't find out until 9th April here

HobKnob Fri 05-Apr-13 09:24:19

It's today for us and I want to know NOW!!! Chances are we'll have got into my 1st choice but we're also out of catchment.

HobKnob Fri 05-Apr-13 09:25:22

Just googled and it's after 4pm. Long day ahead...

yellowhousewithareddoor Fri 05-Apr-13 09:32:48

16th April here. I had thought it was the same everywhere!

PiHigh Fri 05-Apr-13 09:33:38

We find out on the 16th. Am expecting DD2 will get in our first choice (sibling at the school and we're really close to it as well)

aufaniae Fri 05-Apr-13 09:40:04

19th April here. I woke up thinking about this, this morning!

lougle Fri 05-Apr-13 09:44:06

I thought 16th April was national offers day.

Periwinkle007 Fri 05-Apr-13 09:55:40

16th here too online or wait for post a few days later.

last year they did it on a friday after everywhere else in the country and said after 4:30pm. the system didn't work though so noone found out. at least the 16th means they will be in the office the next day if there is a problem and can sort it out rather than a weekend.

EnsignRo Fri 05-Apr-13 10:13:28

16th for me too, and I can work myself up into a total frenzy thinking about it. Catchment school is not on our list of 3, and would quite honestly be my worst nightmare. Logically I know we'd be massively unlucky to end up placed there and not get any of our choices, but until I see that email.....

I have literally been worrying about this for 2 years sad

FireOverBabylon Fri 05-Apr-13 10:25:56

17th April here, then we start prearing in earnest. Poor DS will be less than 4.1 when he starts as we start on 29th August here, and he's an early August birthday sad

It just seems much too young to be teaching him to unfasten buttons on a school shirt.

Fillyjonk75 Fri 05-Apr-13 17:44:07

Supposed to be 4pm today here, still waiting.

TravelinColour Fri 05-Apr-13 18:38:01

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Pancakeflipper Fri 05-Apr-13 18:40:20

19th for us. And bugger just realised we have to be away for a family funeral so won't find out until the evening.

FuckThisShit Fri 05-Apr-13 18:41:59

Yep, 17th here I think. Or 16th.

MurderOfProse Fri 05-Apr-13 19:05:31

I was SURE it was the 6th (online from the 5th) but I went to double check yesterday and it was the 17th. Why would I have made up the 6th as a date? I guess they must have moved it. Another 12 days to wait..

Lovethesea Fri 05-Apr-13 20:21:27

16th here and desperate to know. DD loves her friends at school nursery, really settled, we are in the village catchment area BUT high birth rate year, had to go on the waiting list to get a nursery place and they keep building houses nearer to the school than us sad

If she doesn't get in I fear we will lose touch with people I have spent 2 years getting to know, she will be left out of friendships in the other school in the next village as people won't travel to hang out with us. She will be out of the loop for local friends. That I will struggle with my PT job as no local childminder picks up from the neighbouring village school and DS is in the year below DD.

Really see implications for all of us and when we moved here everyone said no problem with school places as in catchment, but no one noticed the high birth rate year and more people have moved in who start this Sept too and live closer.

HobKnob Fri 05-Apr-13 20:34:59

Finally got my email when I got home from bloody work and she's got into our first choice. What a relief!

Good luck to all those still waiting!

Lozario Fri 05-Apr-13 20:59:03

17th here (south London). Good luck everyone. Our LEA says an email is sent out at 5pm on the day but apparently it's also online - does anyone know what time of day it goes online? Presumably the same time as the email, or earlier?

BikeRunSki Fri 05-Apr-13 21:04:47

16th here too, oldest child.
1st choice is massively convinient and Outstanding, but 2nd choice is not hugely inconvinient and I really liked it. 3rd choice wouldn't bother me either. I realise that this is a very lucky and unusual situation to be in.

tethersend Fri 05-Apr-13 21:15:13

17th here I think (east London).

Shitting it a bit now- newly introduced catchment areas, bulge classes and an incomprehensible tie break criteria in our borough mean nobody has any idea whether they will get in or not [confusing]

Lozario Fri 05-Apr-13 21:15:28

We're just hoping for any of our 6 choices! I have been drinking a lot and sleeping very little. Also first child and we live in an area where adults seem to be vastly outnumbered by 4yr olds and couldn't afford to move. Have that awful waiting-for-exam-results feeling!

Lozario Fri 05-Apr-13 21:17:31

tethersend - tie breaker?? Thats a new one on me. As if it wasn't confusing enough!

tethersend Fri 05-Apr-13 21:18:38

confused even.

I'm more stressed than I thought grin

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