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workingonitagain Thu 09-Jul-15 18:14:28

We are new to this and current no1 on both schools but hear this more and more that it is less likely to hear during the summer holidays and more likely to hear in sept when they don't turn up???

FairyPenguin Thu 09-Jul-15 18:18:17

It depends on whether someone moves house over the summer usually. The September ones are where people have put their children in private school and not bothered telling the council so the place is held open until the child doesn't turn up in September. Or if someone decides to homeschool. These are the only scenarios I can think of off the top of my head.

Mopmay Thu 09-Jul-15 20:44:30

School close soon and staff at admissions have hols. Schools don't really know until week 1 if they all turn up

Etak15 Thu 09-Jul-15 20:49:51

I think it would be more likely the first week back now when (hopefully for you) someone has moved away or doesn't turn up. First place is good though - good chance of it happening! Although don't forget if someone of higher priority turns up on the list you could come down from first place sad

elfonshelf Fri 10-Jul-15 22:02:16

We got a waiting list place 3 weeks into the first term of Reception. PITA due to two lots of uniform but too thrilled to get the place to really whinge.

I don't know anyone who got a place before term started if they hadn't by the end of the summer term.

FairyPenguin Sat 11-Jul-15 15:08:04

I know people who got places in the summer holidays. So you never know!

workingonitagain Sat 11-Jul-15 20:30:01

Thank you all i have hopes. Try and not to think about the upset it will cause my dc when he is back at his beloved school in sept and a week or 2 later i have to tell him he will not go there anymore. It would be easier if i knew apart from stats that these schools are as lovely as his current one but as there is quite a bit of a waiting list for them when i called up to arrange a visit they talked me out of going to see until we actually have been offered a place. It's last week next week so might call again and explain that we no1 on the list so it's likely we will get a place soon (i hope)

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