Please read the following letter from Headteacher Mr Francis Power which gives advice on what to do if your child has not been given a place in Year 7 this coming September.

Dear Parent/Guardian

As you know, offers of places at Fallibroome have now gone out to parents. If you have not been successful in gaining a place here and would still like to join us, the following advice might be helpful:

Accept the place that you have been offered before the March deadline. That place can be declined at a later date if a place becomes available here. If you decline your current offer and are then not successful at appeal or via the waiting list for a place at Fallibroome, then there is a chance that your child would not have a secondary place at a local school at all.

Write to (or ring 0300 123 5012) the Admissions Department at Cheshire East to request that your child’s name is placed on the waiting list for Fallibroome.

If your circumstances have changed since the original application was submitted (for example, a change of address/school), make sure that you give this information to Cheshire East as this will affect your position on our waiting list.

Once the March deadline has passed, the Authority will start to backfill places from the waiting list. Every year, we take between 25 and 30 students from this list, usually because a number of families move out of the area or choose to go to the private sector. This means that it would certainly be worthwhile to register for this process if you are still keen to join us in September.

You also have the right to an independent appeal, but I suggest that it would be better to wait until after Easter just in case you are offered a place from our waiting list. If you would like to pursue the appeal process, I have attached some guidance documentation and a copy of the school’s case for your information. You will need to submit your appeal on the proforma attached to the Chair of the Admissions Committee, c/o the Clerk to Governors here at Fallibroome. This can be emailed to Mrs Allbutt at . All appeals for Y7 places for September will be heard by early July.

Thank you for your interest in joining our school. I appreciate that this can be an emotional process for families and that it can be difficult to decide how best to proceed from this point. If you require any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Allbutt either by email () or on 01625 827 898.

Mr F Power

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