I am so upset right now, I never thought I would be here, feeling like this right now. Before you worry nothing life threatening has happened, but I am gutted never the less.
Today the emails came out for the infant school places. You can probably guess what has happened.
We applied for Mouse’s school place a bit before the deadline, our top choice was the same school Monkey goes to. Admittedly it is not the catchment school (we have what they call a ‘social reason’ to do with my job for not going there), but it is not that far away, the same first part postcode as us and Monkey has been there for 2 years.
There are other schools in the area, but the same reason as our catchment school applies to them. In our minds there is no other school for Mouse, but we put down our other options anyway as advised to do.
We were turned down for all three of our choices, yes all three. We have been sent to a school that is not our catchment one. There are five other schools closer, why were we given this one?
This school is in the opposite direction to Monkey’s school. How are we supposed to get them both to school on time?!
What about my job, too close for comfort, the potential to even put her at risk.
I have looked at the appeals process already but if they have given all the places out at our preferred school is there a chance of getting her in, is it wasted time and energy to appeal?
Is home schooling an option?
What if we end up with no place?
I am devastated, we are devastated – We feel let down, We feel like we have no say as parents, we feel sad that Mouse will be gutted if she doesn’t get to go to the same school as her big brother!
Do we not have the right to choose the school that we believe will be best for our children?