Schools Advice

Monthly Archives: November 2012

Wednesday 28 November 2012

Moving after deadline day

Most parents are aware of the deadlines for state school application – Year 7 transfers needed to be submitted by 31st October in England, Reception and Year 3 (junior school) applicants by 15th January of the new year. However, some families, often because of work commitments, have to move home after these deadlines. What happens […]

Thursday 22 November 2012

London baby? Don’t panic. Plan.

A conversation with a London-based client this week. The client “I’m trying to fill in the application forms for my baby but since she isn’t born yet, I don’t have a date of birth to put on the form. What should I do?” Once a baby is on the way, parents are stampeded by advice […]

Tuesday 6 November 2012

What to do when a school says “no”.

In a recent conversation with a parent, my jaw stuck the floor when the mother claimed, without a hint of irony, that “our children are more special than others.” At the heart of this comment, I think, lay some hurt. In trying to move home, they found that many schools, that on paper looked perfect, […]