Friday, 15 April 2016

Are you waiting to hear about primary school places? Waiting to hear primary school placement news, letting our last baby go and watching them grow up way too fast.

Primary school place allocation day looms!

We are on the countdown to primary school placement day. It's always such an anxious time waiting to hear if your child got into your first choice school.

Up until this point we've always got our first place choice for all 4 children that have already started school, 3 of which have been at the school we've now chosen for Thing 5.

It's a lovely little local Infant School with just one class of each year group and we know all of the teachers, having been doing a school run to that school for the past 9 years!!

We find out about school places on April 18th so in just a few days it will be confirmed where Thing 5 will be starting school in September and my last baby will be going to school.

I have very mixed emotions about this. Usually by now I would have another baby to look after but this time I'm going to be alone. No children to look after during the day and it's a very strange feeling. I claim to be very excited about this prospect but there will be very mixed emotions about it all too.

Thing 4 ready for his first day back in 2014

I know I've done this 4 times before. All have been fine starting school and have enjoyed their school days so far. However, knowing this is the last time I'm going to be doing this is all a bit strange and the end of a chapter and the start of a new one. It means they are all growing up far too fast and I need to adjust to school life just as much as Thing 5 will need to. He will also be one of the youngest children in the class as he is an August born child the same as Thing 2 was. 

So in 3 days we will find out which school he will go to. Of course we are hoping that he gets his first place school and this has never been an issue with previous applications but what if he doesn't get our first choice. What happens then?

Thing 3 on her first day of school back in 2010

If he doesn't get a place at our first choice school they will look at the rest of our choices on the list from when we applied. Different criteria also falls into place when placing your child into the correct school. These include things like catchment area, siblings at the same school and many more things that they take into consideration. 

If you do miss out on your first place school you can get put on a waiting list for that school too. 

If you are waiting for news over the next few days I hope you get the school you would like. It's always an anxious time having to make these choices and seeing our babies grow up and become school children in the blink of an eye. 

I hope that Thing 5 will be as happy about starting school as the other 4 children were. They had a lovely time at the local Infant School and I can't wait to see him start school and grow and learn as much as the other children have done too.

Is your first child starting school this year? Have you been through this process but still just as anxious as before?

1 comment:

  1. Wishing you the best of luck! I hope your boy gets the place at the school you want. x