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Understanding State School waiting lists

The waiting game is over, and the day has finally arrived when you find out if your child has been offered a place at your preferred state school. But what happens if you are met with disappointment? Don’t panic – find out how the school waiting list process could offer you a lifeline.

State School Waiting Lists: the quick guide

National Offer Day: this might sound like the latest in a long list of annual days designed to raise awareness of a worthwhile cause or celebrate the obscure and have some fun – like National Pizza Day and National Awkward Moments Day. Unlike its contemporaries, however, National Offer Day – in March for secondary school applications and April for primary – is a nail-biting experience, when parents across the land keep everything crossed in the hope that their children will be offered a place at their first-choice school.

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