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Are the primary schools allocations soon? i'm excited to know which one we got...!

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Monkeyandanimal Fri 11-Apr-14 16:44:40

Yes, i have no life! And we are lucky in that all the schools near us seem pretty good, but I'm still itching to know if we got our first choice. nerdy.

prh47bridge Fri 11-Apr-14 18:07:28

The national offer day for all of England is 16th April so you will find out on Wednesday.

Minshu Fri 11-Apr-14 20:18:42

Or, if you have been allocated a place at a school with an incompetent office, you may have come home to find a letter bearing the bad news yesterday hmm

Winstonrocked Fri 11-Apr-14 21:12:16

I'm not excited. I'm damn scared. (SE London ��)
That's if we get a place actually on the list.

doodledotmum Fri 11-Apr-14 23:07:52

Just want the wait to be over.

Monkeyandanimal Sat 12-Apr-14 07:19:17

Oh, sorry, hit a nerve there! I am excited about DS starting school though.

allyfe Sat 12-Apr-14 09:14:23

Minshu how disappointing to get a bad news letter. Will you try the waiting lists?

Monkey I'm also excited, but in a nervous. My DD is already in YR but we have applied for Y1 of a new free school.

I do know that for some people the whole processes is just horribly stressful.

But, for all of you waiting, I knew a few people last year who didn't get the places that they wanted. One is in a school in which two unexpected bulge classes were added. Both schools are 'satisfactory', and both parents are actually really pleased with the teachers and how the schools are doing. So, it is a worrying and scary time, but the outcomes can sometimes be better than expected even when you get the last or no choice options.

ratqueen Sat 12-Apr-14 09:43:02

minshu how awful!

I am ridiculously nervous having ballsed up our application by putting the wrong school. Not looking forward to opening the email and wishing I had put DH's email address!

3asAbird Sat 12-Apr-14 22:19:36

Im really worried and played on my mind for weeks and as admissions dates changed recent years as eldest was march 1st keep getting asked all time for last month now.

I was worried when we put application in.

option 1-out catchment but elder sibling there counts for nothing with my lea.

option 2 new free school miles away 30 places lottery

option 3 infants kind of liked but far away from address at time o aplying we since moved 10mins away school 3 but couldent change address without being late admissions.

the 3 nearest schools to new address not including option 3 is

2 very oversubcribed so doubt they have vacancies.
1 big one by my house on my avoid list.

trying be optimistic about option 4 always undersubcribed so dident put it down was fall back but latest newsletter had some thing about swearing in playground and still has no flipping ofsted as was failing and turned into academy.

im less half mile from diffrent lea so could chance it with thier schools but suspect the good ones be taken.
I could end up with no school happens here

my plan stock up on booze and tissues.

whatcolour Mon 14-Apr-14 20:08:15

Can't wait for Weds to come and be over !.. every one I know is in bits!

PeppermintLatte Mon 14-Apr-14 20:27:48

Am I correct in thinking we get an email at midnight tomorrow night, so it's therefore Wednesday morning? I'm staying up for the email

whatcolour Mon 14-Apr-14 20:29:21

I think it depends on LEA. Ours just says on 16th. I think in some areas you can log onto the system.

YoHoHoandabottleofWine Mon 14-Apr-14 21:47:49

Peppermint someone told me they got an email at about 9am last year.

Why is this thread so quiet? I'm sure there was mass hysteria on MN this time last year? Maybe it is a year of tiny birthrate?? <hopeful>

I am dreading it, very low chance of getting first choice school despite it being a 1 min walk away (church), quite likely going to be allocated 3rd choice which has the worst KS2 results in the county (true fact, not being overly dramatic).

Sirzy Mon 14-Apr-14 21:52:08

Lancashire are updating their website at 6pm Wednesday and posting a letter out 2nd class on Wednesday. They are already warning the website is going to be busy!

hotcrosshunny Mon 14-Apr-14 22:08:23

I'm scared! I live in a london borough where one school was so oversubscribed and only 10 kids got in who weren't siblings or SEN. my nearest school is a ten minutes walk and we've not a chance. We're in a black hole for schools <vomits slightly>

PeppermintLatte Mon 14-Apr-14 22:10:59

an email at 9am? NO!!! i need to know sooner than that!

the online application i done, i just logged back on and it says it will be posted there on 16th april at 00.00.00, assuming that's midnight?

dreading it. heart set on one school in particular, i have gone above and beyond to get her in that school and my heart will break if she doesn't get in.

rather than keep on refreshing my emails, i will just log into the online system at midnight tomorrow and hope for the best. good luck guys. post here and let me know what you get.

whatcolour Mon 14-Apr-14 22:11:25

Anyone know about Manchester ?

PartyConfused Mon 14-Apr-14 22:14:11

Here, if you made on online application, you get an email tuesday after 3.30pm!
So it will be over for us tomorrow.

Good luck confused

YoHoHoandabottleofWine Mon 14-Apr-14 22:14:54

must be different way of communicating it different LEAs. Good luck everyone!

YoHoHoandabottleofWine Mon 14-Apr-14 22:15:49

Tuesday??? That's not fair!

Going to join in with the nail biting and F5ing that will be going on from late evening tomorrow. I can't believe it's that time now, it seemed so long to wait when we made the application! <wibble>

tiggytape Mon 14-Apr-14 22:32:06

Nobody is supposed to get the result before Wednesday. There is a shiny new National Offer Day in place this year for the first time ever and it should be Wednesday for everyone.

Until this year, it used to be different LAs did their own thing but now primary allocations will have a fixed date just like secondary school allocations.

The national offer day is 16th April for primary and March 1st for secondary and that's for all LAs (but that's not to say some won't do it at midnight and some will make you wait until the evening).

wheretheairisrarefied Mon 14-Apr-14 22:41:38

ooh, mine says:

"On 16/04/2014 00:00:00, your school place offer will be communicated to you by email."

So I guess I'll know by midnight tomorrow.

whatcolour Mon 14-Apr-14 22:53:19

The madness at ours will start in earnest at our school next week when people start reporting 'cheats' they think got in ahead of them. Last year other parents in thr school nursery had their eye on one family - who got a place then oops they lost it ...

zgaze Mon 14-Apr-14 23:00:42

SE London borough here too, will be interested to see which one we get - closest one 28 of the 30 places went to siblings last year! But I don't actually care, what I know and the admissions people don't is that we're moving in a couple of months, far far away...

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