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netflixandpill Thu 22-Mar-18 20:15:28

is it normal not to hear anything from the school where we have gotten a place for september?
i was expecting a letter from LA but nothing yet.
what is the actual process for transition from year 6 to year 7?

she is our eldest child so we have zero experience!

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AugustRose Thu 22-Mar-18 20:25:09

We got an e-mail from the LA then a week later received a letter from the school asking us to confirm we still wanted the place. That needed to be returned this week and we will probably get another letter after easter with all the uniform/policy docs/forms to be completed etc.

Did you get the e-mail from the LA? If so, and you don't need to confirm the place then you will probably get the welcome letter/pack next term.

Dontblameitontheboogie Thu 22-Mar-18 23:46:40

Gosh, seems that it's very different depending on the school / LA! We got a very long email last Sunday (!) with details of forms and questionnaires that we'd need to fill out, various events for new pupils and parents, visit to our DC's primary school and induction day. It was all addressed to DC and I thought it was rather lovely!

I felt bad because we were intending to turn the place down but hadn't been able to do so yet as we only received our alternative (independent) offer for DC last Friday. I have to say that I was VERY impressed by the state school email, and if the independent place that we were looking for hadn't worked out, it would really have reassured me. As it was, I replied on Sunday and got emails both from the school and from the Council on the Monday morning, asking us to confirm our intentions - incredibly efficient.

OP, hopefully you'll get something in the post soon, but as long as you've officially accepted the place (we were asked to do so both by the LA and separately by the school) you'll presumably hear sooner or later. In your shoes I think I'd have to phone the school, just to make sure something hadn't been lost in the post, but everything is probably just fine and every school and LA works differently.

BarbarianMum Fri 23-Mar-18 07:43:17

Ime you hear nothing til after Easter. Then a quick holding letter, then a ton of stuff in June. Right now secondaries are gearing up for GCSEs and A levels. September starters are not yet a priority (don't worry, they will be).

megletthesecond Fri 23-Mar-18 07:48:51

DS had has his letter. All I had to do was sign and date to confirm were accepting the place.

CMOTDibbler Fri 23-Mar-18 09:11:45

I've had nothing apart from the county admission system email and online acceptance. It would make sense to me that they wouldn't do anything until after easter though

Schroedingerscatagain Fri 23-Mar-18 09:20:49

If you go on the website of the school your dc will be attending and look at their calendar you may well find transition visit dates

They are visible on our school calendar as is some information on transition

At this point we could sign up to their news letters which helped us feel involved with our future school

mintyneb Fri 23-Mar-18 17:23:05

We had a letter yesterday welcoming DD to the school and telling us the date in July she'll get to spend a taster day there. Also the date for the evening meeting with new parents so we can meet form tutors etc. We'll also hear after Easter about the date they'd like me and DD to go in for an informal interview so they can find out her likes etc.

Wasn't expecting to hear anything just yet to be honest

ShowOfHands Fri 23-Mar-18 17:32:01

We've had an email confirmation (no need to accept anything afaik) and it just said the school will be in touch to give more information at a later date. I assumed after Easter tbh.

Rewn7 Fri 23-Mar-18 17:49:41

We got a letter from school with lots of forms to fill in a week after offer day.

Then DD’s Primary arranged a day visit for all students to go to their high schools I think around June?

The high school also offered limited places at a 2 day summer school so kids could get to know each other too.

Leeds2 Fri 23-Mar-18 17:55:55

If you are worried, I would ring the school and ask if your child is on the list for September start.

TheHumanMothboy Fri 23-Mar-18 17:58:16

We had a letter from the school the day after the offer, with forms to fill in, and the confirmation of acceptance of place slip. Then there was a postcard to say welcome, and an information evening just after Easter.

netflixandpill Sat 24-Mar-18 21:19:55

thank you so much for your replies everyone.
we've had a letter from school today welcoming our daughter and giving us all the dates for open evening for begginers, transition and details of uniform, school lunches transport etc

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