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    • Spendless
    • By Spendless 10th Jul 17, 6:23 AM
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    Spendless
    This can change year by year and area by area. My area has no such thing as catchment, but recently moved from feeder schools being priority to distance from school.
    Originally posted by silvercar
    I am aware different areas/schools can be different. My daughter's school switched feeder school to above siblings a few years ago. but this is why I asked this.

    And? Wouldn't he be in catchment instead? What is the criteria for admittance from this school?

    My daughter's Secondary school admission criteria is (after looked after children)
    catchment
    feeder school
    siblings

    So someone moving into the catchment area during yr 5 but unable to get a place at the feeder primary would still be in a higher category when making an application for a yr7 place than someone at a feeder Primary but out of catchment.
    Originally posted by Spendless
    That's the question that needs asking. What's the criteria and how close to the top is it. If it is catchment or distance that's at the top from what the poster describes it's possibly not going to make a difference whether they get a nearby yr6 place or not. If it's siblings as the top criteria, then it may depend on whether 13yo sibling gets a place, if she does and it is, again where you go in yr6 won't have an impact.
    • emerald21
    • By emerald21 10th Jul 17, 6:17 PM
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    emerald21
    Well today we have heard that Caitlin the 13 year old hasn't got
    into the school in their village. Usual thing oversubscribed. So up to now only one of the three has been successful and she s the youngest. They will be appealing in September for the both but where are they supposed to go in the meantime .
    • silvercar
    • By silvercar 10th Jul 17, 6:49 PM
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    silvercar
    Well today we have heard that Caitlin the 13 year old hasn't got
    into the school in their village. Usual thing oversubscribed. So up to now only one of the three has been successful and she s the youngest. They will be appealing in September for the both but where are they supposed to go in the meantime .
    Originally posted by emerald21
    Sorry to hear she hasn't got in.

    How far away are their current schools? If that isn't an option then it is time to get on the phone to other schools in the area and see if they have room. The other option is to ask the local authority. Their job is to match pupils without places to schools with places. At the same time you can ask about the provision of transport from home to school. If they can't provide a school place within 3 miles (2 miles for under 11s) then they should be providing transport - though this can vary from giving a bus pass to providing a taxi.
    • emerald21
    • By emerald21 10th Jul 17, 8:10 PM
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    emerald21
    Sorry to hear she hasn't got in.

    How far away are their current schools? If that isn't an option then it is time to get on the phone to other schools in the area and see if they have room. The other option is to ask the local authority. Their job is to match pupils without places to schools with places. At the same time you can ask about the provision of transport from home to school. If they can't provide a school place within 3 miles (2 miles for under 11s) then they should be providing transport - though this can vary from giving a bus pass to providing a taxi.
    Originally posted by silvercar
    Thanks silvercar. The school for the younger two is about 6 miles away and the one for Caitlin is even longer.Seren has got in the school so that's her sorted.

    Her mum said they are going to look at a school about a mile away for Josh who is 10 apparently they have one place left in year 6 there.

    Caitlin well they don't know where she will end up yet .
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