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Did you get the first school on your preference list? If not, which one was it? Or was it none on your list at all?

(8 Posts)
UnfortunatelyMurderedMe Mon 13-Oct-08 21:27:41

Please, am putting 4 schools down the list. All of which we are D or E on the criteria list.
Wondering what other peoples experiences are.

Posey Mon 13-Oct-08 21:47:39

We got first choice. Would almost certainly have got into any of the 3 we listed because of where we live, so had to be certain which we wanted most.

christywhisty Mon 13-Oct-08 22:25:50

With Ds we got the first two schools on our list

1st school:
criteria 3- apptitude for technology

2nd school:
criteria 4 - priority area nearest school

3rd school: didn't get in
criteria 5- priority area

DD will qualify under
criteria 4- siblings and should have no problems getting into her brothers school.

UnfortunatelyMurderedMe Tue 14-Oct-08 09:23:12

Ok thanks you two Anyone else?

cory Tue 14-Oct-08 19:56:13

We got second choice because it has a poor academic reputation so not full.

Appealed and got into first choice on medical grounds.

summer111 Wed 15-Oct-08 16:21:10

got first choice, RC school. Used all 6 choices though.
A friend of a friend only put 1 choice down thinking she was certain to get it - local cathcment area school with not so great reputation...and didn't get offered it. Child has ended up with a huge journey to other side of borough.

UnfortunatelyMurderedMe Wed 15-Oct-08 17:12:29

Hmm, am going to fill all the boxes in, for sure, just to be in with a chance of getting somewhere..I thought with all the storys you hear this would be full of didnt get any on our list woes...looking hopeful!

bruces Wed 15-Oct-08 20:10:02

Got 1st and 2nd choice,only applied for three as we wanted somewhere our daughter wouldn't have to travel too far especially in the winter,and i don't drive.
i do believe it's just a mad lottery and they change criteria and distance from school year to year it seems.Good luck

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