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accepting a primary school place.

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BearGryllsHasaBigRope Wed 20-Apr-16 19:18:04

Just a quick question, if you're offered a school that was either your top choice, or one of your choices, do you have to accept the place in order to secure it? My DS wasn't offered any of his choices but was offered another school. We don't have to actually say we accept, we can just wait it out and the space will remain available. Is this the case with all primary school offers?

RicStar Wed 20-Apr-16 19:22:09

It varies from area to area I think but generally you have to actively accept. Certainly we did (was one of our choices)

BearGryllsHasaBigRope Wed 20-Apr-16 19:24:43

Thank you. I'm holding out hope that we will be high enough on waiting lists to secure a place at a local school by September, but I couldn't figure out how any reshuffling could happen if nobody ever had to confirm their place.

Believeitornot Wed 20-Apr-16 19:32:07

You have to say if you don't want your place in both boroughs I've lived in.

belleandsnowwhite Wed 20-Apr-16 20:09:27

I had to accept my dc school place which was our 1st choice.

TheSuspiciousMsWhicher Wed 20-Apr-16 20:11:31

Our LA has a policy of assuming you will accept. They ask you to only contact them if you wish to turn down the place. I know this isn't the same everywhere though.

almostthirty Wed 20-Apr-16 20:14:12

Our LA advises accept the place even if you are not happy and are going to appeal. That way at east you have a back up place.
If you want the place you definitely have to accept.

Gizlotsmum Wed 20-Apr-16 20:20:31

We have to contact the school to accept and only let the LA know if we decline ( and what our alternative is)

Arkwright Wed 20-Apr-16 20:30:56

In our area they assume you want the place. If you don't get your first choice ou automatically get put on the waiting list for your higher up choices.

MrGrumpy01 Wed 20-Apr-16 21:17:21

I have read my email about 5 times, we don't need to accept the place.

It only says about appealing.

BearGryllsHasaBigRope Wed 20-Apr-16 21:37:23

Thank you, looks like it differs all over confused

edwardsmum11 Wed 20-Apr-16 22:01:56

I had to accept too (1st choice)

shouldwestayorshouldwego Thu 21-Apr-16 13:29:30

You can accept (if you need to accept) and then turn the place down at a later time point.

drspouse Thu 21-Apr-16 14:53:20

Ours say that the LEA don't require you to accept but some schools may and they advise you to respond to any contact from the school. I suspect it's only academies that actively want you to accept though.

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