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Post offer day guidance This is what we will do Provided that your application was received by the closing date: If you applied online you will receive an email during the evening of 16 April 2018 with the outcome of your application. If you made a paper application on 16 April 2018 we will send you a letter by first class post confirming the outcome of your application. If we are unable to offer you a place at any of your preferred schools, we will offer you a place at the school closest to your home address that has a vacancy as far as practically possible. We strongly advise that you accept the school offered, until you have secured a place at an alternative school. This is what you need to do You must confirm whether you are accepting or declining the place that has been offered by 30 April 2018. If you have applied online you can simply log into your eadmissions account and accept or decline online. If you have applied on paper you will need to complete and return the reply slip enclosed with your offer letter. If you do not respond to your offer the place may be withdrawn and offered to another child. Waiting lists Your child will automatically be placed on the waiting list for any higher preference schools for which you did not receive an offer. If you wish to be placed on the waiting list for a lower preference school or a different school to those on your original application you will need to request this in writing after the 16 April 2018. If you change address whilst waiting for a school place you must be living at the address before the new address can be taken into consideration and proof will be required, see page 57 for details. The community schools in Ealing will hold a waiting list for all year groups, for one academic year after which the waiting list will cease. If parents wish for their child to continue on the waiting list after that academic year they will need to write and request this. For own admission authority schools please check the individual schools admissions arrangements. Late Offer Rounds Ealing Council co-ordinates the offers for schools in Ealing until the end of August 2018. After the initial offer date of 16 April 2018 the following timetable will be followed: Round Closing date Offer date 2 4 May 2018 10 May 2018 3 18 May 2018 24 May 2018 4 1 June 2018 7 June 2018 5 15 June 2018 21 June 2018 6 29 June 2018 5 July 2018 Between 7 July 2018 and 31 August 2018 offers will be made as and when vacancies become available. Please note that during the late offer rounds any applications/information received after the closing date will not be considered until the following round of offers. Please be aware that any changes to your preferences after the offer date are unlikely to be successful as the majority of schools will have allocated all of their places. It is therefore extremely important that you list the schools you want in the correct order on your application form. When vacancies arise, places will be allocated according to the over-subscription criteria. Vacancies will be offered to the pupil with the highest priority on the waiting list not on a “first come, first served” basis. The position of a pupil on the waiting list changes frequently and can move down as well as up if other pupils that have a higher priority have their names added to the waiting list. Length of time on a waiting list does not give any priority. Places are offered from the waiting list if they become available. Starting Primary School 2018 7