School waiting list

I would like to bring the attention to any-one that has a child transferring from Infant to Junior school that not all schools follow an automatic transfer between linked schools. Basically you have to apply in some instances for a place in Junior School

I would like to bring the attention to any-one that has a child transferring from Infant to Junior school that not all schools follow an automatic transfer between linked schools.

Basically you have to apply in some instances for a place in Junior School and if it is the case that there are siblings on the waiting list for a place in year three, your seven year old child can basically be kicked out of the school.

I have lived here for around 30 years and that means nothing.

These rules generally affect people like myself in council housing who have moved within the borough but a distance from the school where the child started.

As far as I'm concerned if one school has to apply, then all schools should have to. It's a totally unfair way of doing things because if you have to state a second preference, then if that school had an automatic transfer then what about your child?

I would like the person that makes these rules to explain to my seven year old that he might lose his place in a school where he has been since nursery where all his friends will be going.

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As far as I'm concerned a waiting list is just that a waiting list so wait your turn.

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