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Secondary Applications (Next Year)

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rainbow10 Thu 06-Nov-14 18:19:06

Thought I would ask now, as some of you may have just completed the application process this year.

I am looking to apply for a private school place for my child but that won't be confirmed until January 2016 - i.e. three months after the deadline for the state school applications in the previous October 2015.

Should I still apply for a state school place? I don't believe there will be a problem for where I want my child to go - but as it isn't confirmed till afterwards I don't want to be in the position of finding we have nowhere at all come January.

Does anyone have any experience of this?

Many thanks for any advice.

titchy Thu 06-Nov-14 18:21:56

Dear god yes of course you apply for a state school place! Why on earth wouldn't you? You can always turn it down once offered.

rainbow10 Thu 06-Nov-14 18:45:19

Thank you, titchy!

TeenAndTween Thu 06-Nov-14 19:15:59

But likewise if offered a state place you know you don't want, please turn it down promptly so others on the wait list can take it up and know where their child will be going.

theposterformallyknownas Thu 06-Nov-14 19:23:06

We are the same OP, but don't even know when we will be told, it could even be July.
Our deadline was 16th October for applications for state schools but we didn't bother tbh.
They are all the same here, each as bad as the other, so didn't see the point really.

rainbow10 Fri 07-Nov-14 17:03:56

Thank you TeenAndTween and theposterformallyknownas - not being told till July is unbelievable :-(

theposterformallyknownas Fri 07-Nov-14 19:06:43


Sorry, I should have explained its a ss specialist private boarding school if that makes sense.
I think you are supposed to apply to other schools as well but they make offers all year round so you can hear by December sometimes and their intake covers aged 8 to 18, obviously apart from in the middle of GCSE's or A levels.
We haven't applied anywhere else as if dd isn't successful she wants to continue with H.ed as the schools are dire in this area.
I don't explain much as its complicated.
She will be applying to start secondary though, this was the in common bit.

rainbow10 Tue 11-Nov-14 17:30:52

Thank you TPFKA - understand about the complexities.
Wishing you lots of luck in your application.

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