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by HowardH
Mon May 25, 2015 7:18 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury
Replies: 73
Views: 17791

Re: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury

Neither Jack Bailey not Dennis Silk ever captained the England Cricket team. I believe that Dennis captained the MCC on at least one overseas tour.... note, not England.
by HowardH
Wed Apr 15, 2015 6:30 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Victoria Cross for Old Blue
Replies: 10
Views: 1476

Re: Victoria Cross for Old Blue

I believe he was a second uncle twice removed.
by HowardH
Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:30 am
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Residential assessment?
Replies: 79
Views: 11164

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.
I would also like to thank the last writer "Fairy" for her open and honest viewpoint. This is an amazing school.
by HowardH
Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:03 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Residential assessment?
Replies: 79
Views: 11164

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.
by HowardH
Sat Feb 14, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Residential assessment?
Replies: 79
Views: 11164

Re: Residential assessment?

I am genuinely disappointed to learn of your news. As I have said previously there is no more scrupulously fair process in the land. It is heartbreaking at this end also to have to turn children down, but we only have a fixed number of places. I can assure you that there is no pattern emerging as yo...
by HowardH
Fri Feb 13, 2015 9:32 am
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Residential assessment?
Replies: 79
Views: 11164

Re: Residential assessment?

Being posted this morning.
by HowardH
Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Residential assessment?
Replies: 79
Views: 11164

Re: Residential assessment?

Be patient!
by HowardH
Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:25 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Residential assessment?
Replies: 79
Views: 11164

Re: Residential assessment?

I'll keep it brief : NO!
by HowardH
Wed Jan 28, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Residential assessment?
Replies: 79
Views: 11164

Re: Residential assessment?

I am still here! Most of what has been said is accurate, but in addition there were some group tasks which were assessed in house and the interview is split in two - general and suitability for boarding. All of the assessments have been collated and the Panel meets over the next two days to determin...
by HowardH
Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:14 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Admissions 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2965

Re: Admissions 2015

Only from the Initial Assessment stage.
by HowardH
Fri Sep 12, 2014 6:46 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Admissions 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2965

Re: Admissions 2015

The Initial Assessment has indeed been altered for this year. There will be a computer-based test only lasting about 80 minutes. The past papers do indeed refer to the January Residential exams.
by HowardH
Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:55 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury
Replies: 73
Views: 17791

Re: Congratulations To Joe Launchbury

Dear Rockfreak
You are not "way off".
Geoff did indeed have an England trial but sadly was never successful in gaining an England cap.
Much research was undertaken on the topic.
I was lucky enough to meet Geoff in Queensland during the 1994 rugby tour. Top man!
by HowardH
Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:56 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Old Blue Spring 2014
Replies: 4
Views: 1030

Re: Old Blue Spring 2014

Josh is training to become a priest, I think, on the Isle of Man.
He is planning to come to Old Blues Day.
by HowardH
Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:45 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Success for U13 Rugby Seven at Nationals
Replies: 1
Views: 550

Success for U13 Rugby Seven at Nationals

Just a quick word to let you know that The CH Under 13 Rugby Sevens team reached the final of the Junior tournament this year for the first time since 2003. They won their group on Monday and progressed through the knock-out rounds to face RGS High Wycombe in the final on Tuesday. Despite our best e...
by HowardH
Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: 2014 Admissions
Replies: 81
Views: 15277

Re: 2014 Admissions

I can assure you each individual case was looked at meticulously.
I am sorry to learn of the disappointments of some.
Quite a high proportion of siblings have been offered places.