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Why have I not been offered my preferred school?

If we have not been able to offer your child a place at your preferred school, this is because there were more applications for the school than there were places and not all requests for places could be met.

Places were allocated in line with the admissions criteria published by the relevant admission authority and your application was not ranked high enough to obtain a place. If you listed own admissions authority schools (eg voluntary aided, academy or grammar schools) on your application and it/they were listed higher than your offer, then the governors of the school(s) were unable to offer a place to your child as your application was not ranked high enough against the school(s) admissions criteria.

You will be able to see the number of applications received for Bracknell Forest schools and how these were ranked against the relevant admission criteria on our allocation breakdown page.

You will be able to relate these details to your application and therefore tell where your application came in the ranking. Only those applicants ranked high enough were able to be offered a place at the individual schools. The cut off number for each school is its Admission Number (the number of places available at the school in the relevant year group for September 2017). This can also be found in the allocation breakdown document.

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