School Application Process Commences…

How on earth did I ever get to the point of having 2 children attending school?! Last week the application process opened and this week I built up the tear filled courage to apply.

When I applied for Moo, I was nervous. I lived on the schools doorstep and although I was quietly confident she would get in I was still nervous. What with it being a CofE school and not actually attending church {which guaranteed you a place in the school if you went to church!} We only attended the local church for Moo’s christening. On top of all that I had to get a supplementary form signed from your parish to hand in to the school! She got in though and its a really good school, fantastic ofsted results and all the staff are so friendly.

I am more nervous this time round. More nervous than last time. We unfortunately do not live on the schools doorstep anymore, and I have since gone back to church, but only for H’s christening. But siblings is second on the admissions criteria, so thats the thing I am grasping onto. I still need the supplementary from signed {or not in my case} and thankfully going to church has dropped down the criteria list!

I would be devastated if H did not get in, I would not take Moo out of the school she has settled so well into. I would not send H to another school, how could I? I can’t be in two places at once! I am trying not to think about that though, I am imagining dropping both children off together and picking both children up together.

H has made so many friends through the village play-shcool {which is not connected to the school and doesn’t give you a boost if you go} I would be gutted if he lost that. He plays so well with them and has a lovely little friend whose sister is in Moo’s class. It would be my ideal if he got into his first choice school.

Its a long 5 month wait though, so until then my heart will take the extra stress and worry of not knowing, the fate of H’s future lays in the hands of my local council {which doesn’t give me much hope!}

Are you applying for school this year? What are your thoughts on preference?



  1. Carie
    November 12, 2014 / 3:59 pm

    We’re doing it for the first time this year with Kitty and I’ll admit the wait seems like forever, especially as we’ve done our form and there’s only one school on it – risky I know but we’re in a small village and there just aren’t 30 four year olds living between us and the school so fingers crossed it pays off or I’m homeschooling next year – eek!

    • November 12, 2014 / 4:05 pm

      Ive only put the one school down too, I could put 2 down but I dont want to risk getting my second choice! so stressful!

      • Carie
        November 12, 2014 / 4:53 pm

        The next nearest school to us is wonderful but also hugely oversubscribed so there’s no way we’d get a place there out of catchment and there didn’t seem much point in putting it on the form – plus I worried I get the order wrong!

  2. November 14, 2014 / 8:45 pm

    Mads is going to be going to school in September and I am dreading it- I literally want to cry whenever I think about it, in fact I have a blog post sitting in drafts which I don’t want to publish cause it’s embarrassing but I am just completely in denial that I have to let her go a little bit. We have been to one school (our catchment school) to look around and I really didn’t like it so lets hope the others go better! xx

    • November 15, 2014 / 9:58 am

      I am sure its not embarrassing Kate! I am too a bit tearful over the fact he will be leaving play school. Its such a lovely little set up there and I will really miss taking him! Denial is the best answer for me at the moment! I just keep thinking it cannot be happening!

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