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by Donald
Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: 2013 Admissions Thread
Replies: 69
Views: 10676

Re: 2013 Admissions Thread

My DS fell at the last hurdle a couple of years ago - even though he had a Donation Governor. Thankfully DS secured a major scholarship at another school, but only funded as a day boy which caused even more hardship as I moved away from friends and family with virtually no job prospects. I went thro...
by Donald
Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:17 am
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Parental Contribution
Replies: 278
Views: 17547

Re: Parental Contribution

Last year's 2nd form was unusually small though, wasn't it? That was what always puzzled me so much about poor Bosty94 and her daughter, who didn't get a place from the waiting list. Surely the point about the waiting list is that you are saying 'if only we had room we would take your child. If you...
by Donald
Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:18 am
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Parental Contribution
Replies: 278
Views: 17547

Re: Parental Contribution

I really feel for the parents on this thread. I had an unsatisfactory experience with my son’s application to CH a couple of years back, not due to fees charged. Over the past 25 years society has been positively encouraged to purchase their housing - be that council or otherwise. Many people have...
by Donald
Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:19 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Waiting list children contacted for Year 8 entry
Replies: 30
Views: 4116

Re: Waiting list children contacted for Year 8 entry

Thanks Antonious, I agree with you. HOWEVER, without airing all my personal circumstances, I've moved heaven and earth to put him into a decent school and we are away from friends and family (his entire family consists of me, one Aunt- and we haven't seen her for six months- and two grown up cousins...
by Donald
Wed Mar 23, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Waiting list children contacted for Year 8 entry
Replies: 30
Views: 4116

Re: Waiting list children contacted for Year 8 entry

I haven't contacted the school. I don't know what to think or say really. When he was refused last year, his Headmaster couldn't believe that he had not come up to scratch academically and took up the baton for him.... but despite pushing did not receive a response from CH (which he was stunned by)....
by Donald
Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:41 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Waiting list children contacted for Year 8 entry
Replies: 30
Views: 4116

Re: Waiting list children contacted for Year 8 entry

My son secured a Presentation at least years year 7 intake, but fell at the last hurdle to get a place (he went to pieces overnight and failed his English paper). I was contacted in Feb and duly completed the forms for a place in year 8 from the waiting list.... Only to receive a letter last week te...