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Category Archives: School Admissions

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 […]

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, […]

Thursday 12 January 2012

Surging birth rate puts pressure on primary school places

More than 450,000 additional primary school places will be needed in England by 2015 as schools face pressure from rising birth rates, new government figures have revealed. The pressure will be most keenly felt in urban areas. In one London borough, Barking, a 40% rise is expected in the school population, the equivalent of dozens […]