Paddy123 wrote:The poster who wrote about a friend of a friend who knows ‘someone’ who has children being managed out. Please can you elaborate further – you can’t just make a statement like that, with a view to obviously put prospective parents off, without giving more detail. If you have constructive feedback and can explain what is happening that would be helpful....
I don't think anyone mentioned 'friends of friends'. Myself and another poster have both said we have friends who feel this has happened to them (and I said feel because I am aware I only have the parent's perception of what happened). As you'll find once your daughter reaches school age, you'll end up knowing families with children in lots of local schools who will tell you about their experiences.
I don't want to say too much in case it makes them identifiable. In both cases the children were struggling academically. First family felt school had given up on their child who was losing self-confidence as a result. Parents arranged to meet the school to try and secure extra help. During the course of their discussion they mentioned they might consider moving child if things didn't improve (thinking this would put pressure on school to provide better support) to their surprise school said "yes great idea let us help you find somewhere for them".
Second family had a child who was also struggling academically. When they applied for a place for their younger child (who according to nursery head was a very smart cookie, no behavioural probs, outgoing etc..) no place was forthcoming.
Bromwood quite often has a few Thomas' kids join in Yrs 2 & 3 (although why it has the space for them is another issue...)
As for your 'Oxbridge' point I was there too and have never come cross anyone who has suggested we might have slept upside down
Both my children had offers for Thomas' (and I'm sure would have been happy there) so it's not sour grapes.
Anyway, feel free to believe me or not, up to you, but you will witness it happening if your daughter gets that longed for offer.
And if you aren't interested in "tittle-tattle" then I'm not sure you are in the right place!