What if schools are over-subscribed?
Many schools regularly have more applicants than places. When there are more places than applicants, a school's admissions rules are applied, so you need to consider how your application fits the school's admissions policy. If other pupils match these criteria better than your child, they will be given a place before your child. If you do not receive a place at your top school because it is over-subscribed, you will be offered a place elsewhere.
The Choice Advisers can give you realistic advice about the schools you want to apply for. Choice Advice Hotline: 0800 083 7921