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Waiting lists advice please!

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Idonthaveenoughtime Tue 23-Apr-13 11:19:50

Does anybody know exactly how this works?

I got my first choice of primary school, however since I applied the school has slipped down the league tables, the wonderful headteacher has left and the only one of my daughters nursery friends attending that school has now moved away! I really regret not putting down the school attached to my daughters nursery as first choice now, because I thought the other factors outweighed the availability of after school care.

Can I put my daughters name down for the other school waiting list even though I got my (at the time) first choice?

And If I put her down on the waiting list for that school do I automatically lose the place at the school originally offered to us if we do get offered a place from the waiting list? Or do we have to formally accept first?


mummytime Tue 23-Apr-13 11:21:27

Yes you can put her name on the waiting lit for the other school.

No putting her name down on any waiting lists will not forfeit her school place.

tiggytape Tue 23-Apr-13 12:48:07

Yes you can be asked to be added to the list.
No you won't automatically lose the original place but you won't have long to think it over so you need to decide what you would do if you got an offer from the other school.

They won't let you hang on to 2 school places while you take time to reach a decision about which one you want (which is only fair given the number of people waiting) - you'd be expected to make a very quick decision and then the place you rejected would be given to someone else.

ComeIntoTheGardenMaud Tue 23-Apr-13 12:48:32

And you will keep the place that you've currently got until such time as you formally turn it down, to accept the other offer (if it materialises).

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