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by ailurophile
Tue Mar 08, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Open letter to Old Blues from CH Treasurer and Chairman
Replies: 8
Views: 1242

Re: Open letter to Old Blues from CH Treasurer and Chairman

In my view, the acceptance of pupils whose parents can afford to pay the full fee contravenes the Charter. However, the school has to keep going. My point was that sponsors should be urgently and actively sought. I don't know to what extent this is happening, but the presence of a cushion of those ...
by ailurophile
Sat Nov 07, 2015 9:40 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: School scarf
Replies: 28
Views: 4168

Re: School scarf

My DS bought a school scarf during his first year at CH (2005--6). ISTR he bought it through the tuck shop and it cost £5. It's hand-knitted, and I think a member of staff was making them to order. Of course, that was in the good old days when the tuck shop wasn't run for profit by a faceless big bu...
by ailurophile
Fri Jul 17, 2015 5:22 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Residential assessment?
Replies: 79
Views: 8868

Re: Residential assessment?

I'm quite sure there must also be A level students whose Oxbridge applications were unsuccessful! However, I would tend to agree that Oxbridge set the bar particularly high for IB students. I know that when my son was considering his University options Cambridge were asking for 42 points, a score wh...
by ailurophile
Mon Jul 13, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Residential assessment?
Replies: 79
Views: 8868

Re: Residential assessment?

I can speak from experience on this one, as my eldest studied the IB at a local sixth form college after leaving CH. The IB was new to the college (my son was part of their second intake) and they did a great job of selling the advantages of the course, which they targeted at the brightest students....
by ailurophile
Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Claude Minot Newman
Replies: 12
Views: 1292

Re: Claude Minot Newman

My father in law was serving as a medical orderly onboard HMS Exeter when it was torpedoed in the Java Sea in 1942. After surviving for 26 hours in the water while many of his friends drowned around him, he was picked up by the Japanese and spent the rest of the war as a POW, latterly on an island o...
by ailurophile
Tue Feb 24, 2015 5:40 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Residential assessment?
Replies: 79
Views: 8868

Re: Residential assessment?

A very simple answer to the question about the majority at Yr 9 entry being either full-fee payers or from overseas is that this is not the case. Thank you for your reply Howard. Unfortunately it doesn’t answer the question I thought I’d asked (apologies for the garbled phrasing!), which was not "a...
by ailurophile
Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Residential assessment?
Replies: 79
Views: 8868

Re: Residential assessment?

For yr 7 entry for Sept 2015 there were approx. 430 candidate for 85 places. For Yr 9 entry for Sept 2015 there were approx. 120 candidates for 35 places. I’m interested to see that such a high proportion of the available places are now allocated to Year 9 entry. As I recollect, this option was int...
by ailurophile
Thu Feb 19, 2015 1:10 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Residential assessment?
Replies: 79
Views: 8868

Re: Residential assessment?

Marcandbec wrote: I have read with interest the comments on this post, I am new to this site and was directed to it by someone who had done some investigations into CH on my behalf. My daughter has just been offered a place, which are delighted about BUT unfortunately we are one of the families who ...
by ailurophile
Thu Dec 04, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Bursary information
Replies: 18
Views: 4007

Re: Bursary information

Derryboy wrote: I'm rather concerned to find this post from Jo: And the HM says that it has been good for school morale to have pupils whose parents could have afforded to send them to more expensive schools, but who have positively chosen CH.. What does this mean? I suspect the HM means his own mor...
by ailurophile
Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:49 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Bursary information
Replies: 18
Views: 4007

Re: Bursary information

I was having a clear-out recently and came across the CH prospectus from when we first started to consider the school - about 2002/3 I suppose. At that stage ISTR that the published statistic was 40% of families paying no fees (I'll check this when I get home, if I didn't consign the document to th...
by ailurophile
Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Bursary information
Replies: 18
Views: 4007

Re: Bursary information

Oh, and something else; the school had been running substantially under capacity for some years, so the full fee payers have just taken up that slack and the school is now more or less at full capacity. Just a thought, but the fact that CH had been running under capacity was presumably a deliberate ...
by ailurophile
Mon Sep 01, 2014 1:43 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Bursary information
Replies: 18
Views: 4007

Re: Bursary information

Jo said: There are actually more people paying no fees and very low fees than ever before. Really? I was having a clear-out recently and came across the CH prospectus from when we first started to consider the school - about 2002/3 I suppose. At that stage ISTR that the published statistic was 40% o...
by ailurophile
Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Bursary information
Replies: 18
Views: 4007

Re: Bursary information

Eowyn3099 wrote: Just checked the bursary table, this was the new version bursary, my DS is on the system before this. Having said that, as the have removed the table from any obvious location on the website I would be inclined to use it as a very very rough guide! Their own financial statement last...
by ailurophile
Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:15 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Dr Martens 1461
Replies: 14
Views: 2064

Re: Dr Martens 1461

Jo - When did your lads start going to CH? So parents now have to buy their kid's shoes, and Dr Martens are the recommended style. Since when I wonder? 2005. And yes; as well as DMs we have to provide them with football boots, outdoor trainers, indoor (non-marking) trainers, and slippers... it all ...
by ailurophile
Tue Jun 17, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Dr Martens 1461
Replies: 14
Views: 2064

Re: Dr Martens 1461

DMs have certainly been the recommended style of shoe all the time my lads have been at CH, and they used to be stocked by Broadbridges in Horsham while they were the official school outfitters. However they're by no means compulsory, and lots of pupils seem to wear different shoes - with DMs now co...