Summer starts full-time school this September. My little princess is going to big school.
She already attends nursery every morning at the school in which I would like her to go to Reception, the same school Jacob goes too. However, this school is out of our catchment area (only by a few meters), so there is a chance that our application will be rejected.
On the application, I only put the one school down and chose not to add a 2nd or 3rd choice, because I don't want her to go to any other school, not when this is where her friends are and where Jacob goes to school. I know that doesn't guarantee anything, but I don't see any point as I will simply appeal if our application is rejected.
So what do you do if your application is rejected? You can read this helpful guest post on the Schools Improvement website written by Simpson Millar law firm "how to deal with the appeal process" for some great advice. Simpson Millar law firm describes the appeals process for parents who children do not get an offer at their first choice school. What do you do, what's the process and how best to appeal it.
We were that position 2 years ago, Jacob's application was rejected and we appealed, and he finally got into the school he wanted. But it was an upsetting process, a long process and Jacob had to attend a different school for a short period, away from where his friends were. After being on the waitlist we finally heard the good news and Jacob was transferred to the school he wanted - the school where he went to nursery, and where all his friends were. And, I have everything crossed, hoping that the application is successful for Summer and that she doesn't have to go through the same. We will find out soon.