Waiting for school places

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Rebecca899 Mon 09-Jul-18 14:15:29

Hi everyone im new and looking for advices if someone can help pleasw ,we recently moved from london to manchester in june and i have 2 daughters aged 7 and 4 . I apply for in year transfer for my eldest and reception place for youngest and we still waiting for a place to be offered , the problem is the old school in london keeps ringing me like twice a day to asks if dd1 got a place yet which i keep telling them no yet but as soon as the place is offered i will ring them first things to let them and i also give them the name of of schools i did apply here but they still calling and i still get text messages about school activities on my phones . Is it anyone on here who did moved house like me and if they can tell me what did you do about old school while your kids waiting for a place for new school please

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AjasLipstick Mon 09-Jul-18 14:29:20

Old school have a duty of care and they're making sure you're ok. But having said that, the duty of care has really passed to your new local authority now.

What have the local authority said about the fact that no places have been offered? Have you also spoken to the new school?

Thundercracker Mon 09-Jul-18 14:39:14

Have you actually taken your daughter off roll at the old school? Just tell them they need to update their Parentmail/whatever if so.

And you should be hassling your new authority - have they really not offered you anything, or are you waiting for the school you want and have turned down a place somewhere else?

admission Mon 09-Jul-18 14:51:18

This is about safeguarding. The current school has a duty of care to not remove the child from the register until they have a new school address and can send on the pupil file.
Obviously as they know you have moved they are anxious to discharge their responsibility and then be able to offer the place to someone on the waiting list.
You do need to be pushing the new LA to find you places for your two children.

Rebecca899 Mon 09-Jul-18 15:20:33

Thank you everyone , i did apply on the 11th june and receive email back from them on the 26th that the been.proccessing my applications form and they have no offered me any school yet and i dont mind other school too . I will ring them in the morning to find out .

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Rebecca899 Mon 09-Jul-18 15:21:11

What is payroll please and how do u do it ? Thanks

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AjasLipstick Mon 09-Jul-18 15:46:41

The roll...not the payroll. You just need to call your old school and tell them they don't need to call you or text you anymore.

With regards to the new school, definitely ring and KEEP ringing. THey may be busy but you need a school so it's ok to call daily in my opinion.


Rebecca899 Mon 09-Jul-18 16:38:26

Ok thank you i will ring them in the morning

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