I'm writing this post as a mummy and not a teacher. I have just had my daughter's application for my school refused. We are Catholics but out of the area and I've found out we are 31 on the list. I knew there was a chance she wouldn't get in but as I teach in Nursery I thought I knew how many children were Catholics and non-Catholics. What I didn't imagine was that 7 children not currently in our nursery would apply for places. (Last year only 4 weren't in our nursery and in other years all came from our nursery) My daughter is currently in my school nursery and she just presumes she will be moving to the next class. I haven't got the heart to tell her she has to move schools. My question is have I any grounds for making an appeal? My teacher head says no but as a mummy I don't want to not appeal and then regret it later if someone else appeals and wins. The school she has been offered is closer to where I live but it is impossible for me to be in 2 schools at once. Even if this school has a breakfast club starting at 8am I would not be able to get to work (40 mins or more away at that time) because my school day starts at 8.45am. Again I have a problem picking up and I don't know if the school has after school care. Any advice would be appreciated although I probably know the answers if I'm honest.