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Telling the school you have moved oustide of catchment

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Rohey Tue 15-Sep-09 11:05:52

Dear Mums,

Just wanted some advice, we have moved over the summer hols to another property but it is defo outside of the school catchment that my DD1 goes to - she is in Yr2. Would they ask her to leave? I also have DD2 to consider. The school is brill so do not really want to move her out and I would like DD2 - 3 in Nov - to go there also..

The things is, that the old house is still ours and on rent.

All advice greatfully rec'd..


midnightexpress Tue 15-Sep-09 11:07:50

I don't have school age children, so I don't know the ins and outs, but I would have thought it would be vitally important for the school to actually know where you live in case anything happens to your child.

TheDMshouldbeRivened Tue 15-Sep-09 11:11:27

once she's in I don't think its a problem.

Rohey Tue 15-Sep-09 11:12:00

Thanks midnightexpress..

I am just worried that they will ask her to leave when she is so settled. But I agree with what you say that they do need to know where we are for emergencies etc.

jeee Tue 15-Sep-09 11:13:32

Your DD1 is fine - they won't ask her to leave. But some areas have stopped/restricted sibling priority, so it would be sensible to find out about this now for DD2.

IdrisTheDragon Tue 15-Sep-09 11:14:44

I don't think there will be a problem with your elder child. Depending on the admissions policy there may be for the younger one - our school has siblings as a lower priority over distance, although many have sibling priority.

Rohey Tue 15-Sep-09 11:14:56

DM: I do hope so...

I don't think I can face DD1 if I had to tell her she had to leave her school...

cece Tue 15-Sep-09 11:15:00

We moved well out of catchment and I used to drive DD back to school daily. The school didn't seem to mind. Once they are in I think it is OK. Your other DC might have a problem getting in though.

Rohey Tue 15-Sep-09 11:15:48

Thanks all of you.. You have all reassured me.. xx

Acanthus Tue 15-Sep-09 11:16:06

Once they're in they're in, but you'll need to check whether your little one will still get a place.

Rohey Tue 15-Sep-09 11:39:03

Thanks again, I have just filled out the Data Protection form the school sent with our new address and I will book an appointment with the HeadTeacher to discuss DD2..

Thanks again you lovely people xx

Runoutofideas Wed 16-Sep-09 08:04:30

The head may not have any say in whether your dd2 gets in. Our admissions are run by the LA for most schools. I would check on your council website for the admissions criteria. In our area at the moment your DD1 would be fine to stay and dd2 would get in too as siblings have priority over distance - however they were talking about changing this for out of catchment siblings. You just need to check the rules for wherever you are.

Rohey Wed 16-Sep-09 12:13:03

Thanks for that. I hvae checked on the council's website and it's siblings get priority over distance... Thank God ...

Anyway the Data Protection form has gone into school with our new address details and I am awaiting a possible call from the school xx

chipsandtart Wed 16-Sep-09 16:54:19

we moved out of catchment area before my ds had even started at the school (he had got his place) and they didnt batter an eyelid when i changed the address, once your in it dont matter where you live.

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