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daveherne


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Joined: Jul 2012
Post: #1
16-04-2014 07:00 PM

how did it go for everyone?

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bluesuperted


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Joined: May 2012
Post: #2
16-04-2014 07:11 PM

Got our first choice and very happy (Kilmorie). Hope others were successful in getting a top choice too.

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ringingcod


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Joined: Jun 2005
Post: #3
16-04-2014 07:34 PM

First choice - St William of York.

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cibbyx


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Joined: Jan 2013
Post: #4
16-04-2014 07:57 PM

We got our first choice also - Holy Trinity c of e

Really pleased!

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michael


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Post: #5
16-04-2014 08:16 PM

Very happy with our first choice, Eliot Bank.
I hope others in Forest Hill got the places they wanted too.

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Bells


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Joined: Nov 2013
Post: #6
17-04-2014 04:24 PM

None of our choices - a school I haven't heard of in Brockley....

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OakR


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Joined: Oct 2011
Post: #7
17-04-2014 09:47 PM

Don't despair Bell. I can't remember if you get automatically added to the waiting lists, but I seem to remember reading somewhere the schools can tell you how far down on the waiting list you are, and there always seems to be quite a lot of movement.

Good luck and congrats to the other posters.

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OakR


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Post: #8
17-04-2014 09:51 PM

Here you go Bell, look at post 19 in this thread 2013 Link

It may not be relevant of course to you, but does show movement on waiting lists from someone who got in at the end.

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Bells


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Post: #9
17-04-2014 10:09 PM

Thanks! Fingers crossed. The school we were allocated is 1.5 miles away!

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ladywotlunches


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Joined: Dec 2007
Post: #10
22-04-2014 01:19 PM

Bells, what was the school you were allocated? Beecroft Gardens is in Brockley, very recently built, some great facilities, great teachers, and has recently been given 'outstanding' by ofsted. I don't have first hand experience but have heard good things by teachers at my son's school, and from other sources.

Good luck!

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Bells


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Post: #11
22-04-2014 01:21 PM

Hi. Unfortunately not that one! Turnham Primary....

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ladywotlunches


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Post: #12
22-04-2014 01:28 PM

Also a good school, results wise at least and a new exec head is in place from this term, who is also exec head at Stillness.

May be worth going to visit? (I know its difficult to find!)

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Bells


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Post: #13
22-04-2014 01:39 PM

Thanks! Yes, will need to visit. Just such a shame as there are over 14 nearer primaries so very disappointed to be allocated one so far away. Thanks again!

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michael


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Post: #14
22-04-2014 02:22 PM

I've heard of one child living in the centre of Forest Hill who was not allocated any of their top six choices and has been offered a place at Elfrida School (that's in the middle of Bellingham) 1.6 miles as the crow flies.
Although most children in Forest Hill will have got one of their top six, there will be others who live just a little too far from any school to get in anywhere in a reasonable distance. I hope those affected has some success on the waiting lists.

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MrsR


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Joined: Jan 2008
Post: #15
22-04-2014 11:08 PM

Another good luck story - first choice Kilmorie. Sorry to hear of people in "black spots" hope that changes between now and sept will mean that you get something closer to home.

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daveherne


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Joined: Jul 2012
Post: #16
23-04-2014 09:33 AM

stillness for us, which is good as it's the closest one and seems nice when we have visited.

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