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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:24 am 
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I moved into Grantham at the close of schools in July but have been chasing this since 9th of May. I have not received a school place for my 3 girls; 2 Secondary and one Primary. Going to an appeal for the Secorday places on the 9/9/19 :( . Pls any help/advice


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:46 am 
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have they offered you any schools?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:11 am 
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hermanmunster wrote:
have they offered you any schools?

No the appeal documents state they working hard to find school places


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:26 am 
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Have you read the info on here about oversubscription appeals? https://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appea ... bed-school

there are also some useful bits in section A (general points)


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:45 am 
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hermanmunster wrote:
Have you read the info on here about oversubscription appeals? https://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/appea ... bed-school

there are also some useful bits in section A (general points)

Thk u for ur contribution, I am at lost cos all the Secondary & primary schools in Grantham r oversubscribed. I am not sure y I am going to appeal, will it push them in?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:54 am 
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Assumably you are going to appeal because the County Council is obliged to make you an offer of a place - any place - at one of its' schools. This does not mean a school of your choice, however, or one that is easy to get to. By appealing you get the chance to say that you have not been offered a place at all and why that particular school would be the best for your child. In reality you will be appealing to as many schools as possible and hope that the appeals panel direct that the school HAS to take your child in.

If, in the meantime, you are offered a place, the best advice is to accept it - even if you are not happy with it - and appeal to other schools. I do wish you luck. It is an awful time to move house and a difficult situation to be in, which is neither yours nor the Council's fault.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:42 pm 
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kenyancowgirl wrote:
Assumably you are going to appeal because the County Council is obliged to make you an offer of a place - any place - at one of its' schools. This does not mean a school of your choice, however, or one that is easy to get to. By appealing you get the chance to say that you have not been offered a place at all and why that particular school would be the best for your child. In reality you will be appealing to as many schools as possible and hope that the appeals panel direct that the school HAS to take your child in.

If, in the meantime, you are offered a place, the best advice is to accept it - even if you are not happy with it - and appeal to other schools. I do wish you luck. It is an awful time to move house and a difficult situation to be in, which is neither yours nor the Council's fault.

I don't suppose I am allowed to think why there is shortage of school places, doctors surgery etc. It is no ones fault. I am to think that's how it's meant to be. I have a grammar sch child who enjoys to work hard. Thks for ur suggestion & for taking the time thks I am open to more suggestions pls


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:50 pm 
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Moving at this stage is very difficult - lots of people have problems getting places in popular schools, less popular schools are likely to have places.
Important to include in the appeal as to why that is the right school for your child in each case


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:51 pm 
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hermanmunster wrote:
Moving at this stage is very difficult - lots of people have problems getting places in popular schools, less popular schools are likely to have places.
Important to include in the appeal as to why that is the right school for your child in each case

In my appeal document 5 secondary schools are listed. Am I wrong I assuming there are 5 secondary schools in Grantham. My primary school child equally does not have a place too. Visits to the schools in d area was dark clouds, though they are surprised that the council is still working hard to find a school place for my children


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:49 pm 
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Looks like there are 3 non selective schools for girls within Grantham and up to 3 miles around. I know that the Priory Ruskin is very popular https://www.compare-school-performance. ... sSecondary


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