Q & A

Don't sit there scratching your head! If you have our Enhanced Membership, then we'll provide clear and honest answers to your complex questions on school admissions and appeals. We have listed your popular queries here.

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Category: All > waitinglist

Looks like we'll miss out on our first-choice school but we're hoping that we'll get a place there through 'continuing interest'. Am I right that your site works out how likely you are to get a place on allocation day not places gained later?

You're absolutely right – the website gives you a snapshot of what you can expect on allocation day (when the parents who have applied on-time are offered a particular school). Bear in mind...