Just looking for some advice or experience from anyone who has been though / or is currently going though similar regarding entry to Thomas’s Clapham for next September 2020.
We didn’t move to the area until our oldest was 10months so unfortunately we have only ever been on the reserve list for Thomas’s Clapham (albeit our second daughter was born after we moved so now has a confirmed assessment for entry 2022). We went to see the school twice earlier in the year and each time made a concerted effort to stay after and speak to both the Head and registrar. We have also stayed in touch frequently with the registrar since then making it very clear we were super keen (and she acknowledged this aswell).
We were thus very hopeful that we would be able to get our daughter an assessment despite only being on the reserve list but have recently been told that this year there are a high number of siblings and particularly girl siblings including those born in the same month as our daughter (April).
As the assessments don’t take place until November we are wondering whether to just keep calling in case anything might change between now and then, or whether to just give up! We have another school option but Thomas’s is definitely our preferred one for a number of reasons, not least that it’s right on our doorstep which makes it even more frustrating! Also frustrating that our second daughter has a confirmed assessment for 2022.
Any advice or experience from anyone who has been through or is going through similar would be extremely welcome.