Emmerdale actress Charley Webb has admitted that she feels like an ‘awful’ mother after missing the Primary School application deadline for her son Bowie.
Bowie, 4, is set to start school in September, but Charley didn’t realise that the deadline to apply was the 15th of January, so Bowie now has no application on file. It isn’t the end of the world as children can start school at the age of 5 (Compulsory School Age) if their parents wish, but Charley wanted to apply, and took to social media to share her woes.
In her Instagram story, she told followers…
“So, Bowie is starting school in September and apparently yesterday was the deadline to get application forms in for what school you want. Totally missed it. Had no idea it was yesterday. I don’t know how this has happened but I just cannot believe that I’ve missed it. I feel so… I just feel like an awful mother right now.”
I’m sure all of us have done something that makes us relate to the mum guilt!
I can’t believe Bowie is already 4 – I remember when his mum was pregnant, and when he was a tiny baby! He’s adorable!
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I don’t often manage to get a picture of all 3. It’s my favourite one yet. I’ve found the jump from 2 to 3 huge and I don’t mind saying it. I think sometimes people aren’t honest enough about how full on it is. With one, two, three, four, however many you’ve got. It’s ok to admit that being a Mum (or a Dad) is a really hard job. Harder than any other in my opinion. I often look at peoples Instagrams and think how perfect their life looks. It won’t be. Just like mine isn’t. Looking at this picture you’d think we were out having a lovely peaceful, family walk. We were, but….Bowie had a full on meltdown after this because he didn’t want me to ‘picture him’ (that’s what he says). Luckily, it was early and it didn’t stress me out. We were outside in the fresh air and we got on with the day. He got over it. Just reminded me to look at a photograph and think about the bigger picture. No ones life is ever perfect and no kid is ever perfect all the time. Xx
What do I do if I’ve missed the application deadline, too?
Not to worry, folks! If you’re in the same boat, you can still apply but it may take a little longer to sort.
Late applications will go on a waiting list and may receive offers for places slightly later than on-time applicants, contact your Local Authority and explain what’s happened. National offer day is April the 16th this year, so you should find out what primary school place your child has been offered then, or a little later if you applied late!
Love from Katie & Team BBY. Xx