Hi. I am a relatively new HT - have been in post just over a year. I generally have a good relationship with parents but have found out from colleagues of local schools that some have been to enquire about places in their schools without having raised any issues with me. From what I have been told by my colleagues and the little bit I have managed to find out, the parents concerned have made up their minds to move their children but don't seem to have major gripes about our school. I don't think it's a specific group of parents who have got together and they seem to be for different reasons - children in different year groups,etc. The schools in my area are very competitive which is not something I am used to, although I am certainly not saying that my colleagues have actively sought to attract these children. I feel very hurt by it all and am taking it very personally which I know is silly. I am also concerned about the public perception of the school and whether this will set a trend. Any advice about how to deal with this would be very welcome.