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School placements

Discussion in 'Children and Family' started by rudie111, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. Gareth

    Gareth Well-Known Forumite

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    To be honest.....I demand both.
     
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  2. Bob

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    We missed out on our eldest getting a place in our preferred Primary school a few years ago, she was 5th in the queue, we didn't appeal as we had no basis, we were out of the catchment but looking to move into it, we had family close by and my daughter had strong relationships from nursery school that fed into the school, though they don't recognise any this as a factor and it wouldn't make a difference to an appeal. There was so much swapping and changing that went on over the following months that we had a call in the last week of the summer holidays to say she was in.

    Before you consider an appeal ask where you are in the queue, ask if it has moved at all since the release of the allocations and read thoroughly through the appeal criteria to see if you have any basis otherwise it is just a giant waste of everybody's time.

    I could be wrong but I believe schools are not allowed to exceed the maximum class size for any reason other than for a child in care.

    Good luck with it all and I hope it works out for you, it's horrible to not get the answer you're wanting.
     
  3. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    I went to school in 4 different countries then college in India and London

    I recommend home teaching or vasectomy

    But most kids eventually sort themselves out despite of not because of the system
     
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  4. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    I went to ten schools, two were not in the UK, I recommend arsing about in the Tip in the afternoon, that was where I learnt most of the useful stuff.

    If you're going to rely on schools for your education, then you are already lost.
     
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    Which sort of leads us back to the thread about young adults not having basic DIY skills.
     
  6. John Marwood

    John Marwood I ♥ cryptic crosswords

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    Exactly. How many of them could repair a hairy mammoth tusk! Eh?! Eh?!...
     
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  7. Trumpet

    Trumpet Well-Known Forumite

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    None, but if you try to explain the importance of such skills they just laugh in yer face.
     
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