#LivingArrows – School Places & Happy Faces 25/52 (2020)

With all that’s happened since this year began, I’m not sure as to whether I actually explained our situation in regards to our son’s secondary school transition.

Going back to March, we’d just been landed with the news that my Father was to undergo immediate brain surgery, and whilst we were unaware of his diagnosis at this point, you can imagine that things were fairly fraught. To add to our stress, we were then told that the secondary school which our son had hoped to attend was over-subscribed and as a result, he was offered his second-choice which wasn’t really what he nor I was hoping to hear.

Thankfully J dealt with his disappointment incredibly well and got to grips with the idea of attending a closer but much larger secondary school. I meanwhile continued to appeal against the decision but having spent many hours writing letters, sending information, sending emails, and talking on the telephone to the local authority, I too eventually accepted the decision.

Nothing so far in 2020 seems to have gone right for our family, thus I was rather shocked to receive a telephone call this morning from the local authority informing me that due to a withdrawal, they would like to offer J a place at his desired school after all. That place has now been taken and I am pleased to announce that five months later than most, our son has finally got a place at the secondary school of his choice!

Having heard the news, J was super excited- so much so that he could barely concentrate, thus we decided to skip home school for the afternoon in favour of fun, games and plenty of play!

The Princess & Her Pad…

#LivingArrows - School Places & Happy Faces 25/52 (2020)

Getting Out The Big Guns

#LivingArrows - School Places & Happy Faces 25/52 (2020)

It’s been such a long time since this family has had any good news or a reason to celebrate – sod stressing over home school – it can wait till tomorrow!

Thank you for reading and as always, I look forward to catching up with your #LivingArrows either through your own posts or comments upon this post.

Living Arrows





  1. June 24, 2020 / 11:39 am

    Oh I’m so pleased for J! I hope he’s really happy there x

    • June 24, 2020 / 12:08 pm

      Thanks Donna me too – I’m elated

  2. June 28, 2020 / 9:19 pm

    Oh thats fantastic news I am so glad you got the school he wanted.

    • June 28, 2020 / 9:27 pm

      Thanks – I’m so excited for him!

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