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by ailurophile
Sun Nov 17, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: 2014 Admissions
Replies: 81
Views: 16231

Re: 2014 Admissions

Congratulations to all who got through the first stage (even though another anxious wait now lies ahead!). But for those who didn't make it, I hope that Juicymum's experience is reassuring. I recently bumped into an ex-colleague of mine whose DD was offered a place at CH a few years back - only for ...
by ailurophile
Fri Oct 18, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Nervous about the road ahead ....
Replies: 11
Views: 5843

Re: Nervous about the road ahead ....

Am gutted have just been advised by the school the west gift discount no longer applies A quick Google search on 'West's gift' brings up the following information posted in April this year http://www.west-group.org/html/christhospital.html Presumably the endowment income is still used to support pu...
by ailurophile
Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Nervous about the road ahead ....
Replies: 11
Views: 5843

Re: Nervous about the road ahead ....

This flags up once again the need for clearer and more detailed financial information to be made available to prospective (and current!) parents.

Good luck with everything Surreymum!
by ailurophile
Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:22 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Barking In Essex
Replies: 18
Views: 3079

Re: Barking In Essex

It was such a huge area; someone once told me that it was one of the largest buildings in the country unsupported by pillars. When built in the 1950s, I believe that the bus garage in Chichester took this record! It's certainly a vast structure, still standing though I think its days are numbered...
by ailurophile
Thu Sep 12, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Parents' forum on CH website
Replies: 7
Views: 2443

Parents' forum on CH website

Has anyone kept up-to-date with the ‘official’ parents' forum on the school website? I was browsing the site in an idle moment at lunchtime and tried to log in using the generic username and what I think was the last password provided to parents – have we been sent a new one for this year? Or are we...
by ailurophile
Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Deputy Head
Replies: 2
Views: 2569

Re: Deputy Head

Which paper?

I'd heard this news from DS - I wasn't aware that Nigella and Dominic had a less famous sibling, but it's interesting to hear that his career move to CH has made the national press!
by ailurophile
Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:52 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: IB Congratulations
Replies: 6
Views: 1297

Re: IB Congratulations

jhopgood wrote: I add my congratulations and simultaneous regrets that the UK education system is taking its time in fully accepting these qualifications. As it happens, my own son was also a guinea pig for the IB just last year at a state sixth form college, and I agree wholeheartedly with your com...
by ailurophile
Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:49 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: IB Congratulations
Replies: 6
Views: 1297

IB Congratulations

I just wanted to offer congratulations to the CH students (and staff!) who were brave enough to be guinea pigs for the IB, and have managed to achieve some very impressive results!
by ailurophile
Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: THE FUTURE OF CH
Replies: 17
Views: 3533

Re: THE FUTURE OF CH

Eowyn3099 wrote: If she does get a place we will be one of the many parents who have children being financially assessed on two different systems, our DS arriving before the changes went through. If both children where in school and our income disappeared overnight, our DS would get instant full sup...
by ailurophile
Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: 3rd form GCSE options
Replies: 21
Views: 4201

Re: 3rd form GCSE options

I was under the impression that cgse's at CH are taught over 2 years, not 3. Even though the gcse's are chosen 3 years ahead of the exams, they don't start the gcse syllabuses themselves until UF. Really? I didn't know that (obviously I don't pay enough attention!). That will certainly make it easi...
by ailurophile
Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: 3rd form GCSE options
Replies: 21
Views: 4201

Re: 3rd form GCSE options

Following on from recent comment on this thread about when choices are made, I've been interested in today's announcement of details for the new 'GSCE (England)'. According to the proposed timetable: The changes are scheduled to be introduced for the start of the 2015 school year in the eight core s...
by ailurophile
Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: THE FUTURE OF CH
Replies: 17
Views: 3533

Re: THE FUTURE OF CH

Can someone provide some useful facts? e.g. What is/was the upper limit on parental income allowing a child to attend CH? Will this limit be raised (if so to what?) or removed totally? When are the proposed changes to take place? What percentage of the future CH will consist of the wealthy? These m...
by ailurophile
Sat Jun 01, 2013 3:16 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: THE FUTURE OF CH
Replies: 17
Views: 3533

Re: THE FUTURE OF CH

Fitzsadou wrote:
Some OBs, who do not contribute to this Forum, are working against CH’s present trend to move upmarket and attract children from richer families.
This is encouraging news - but can I ask how? And what has been the response, if any, from the school?
by ailurophile
Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Whole school photo - how often
Replies: 14
Views: 4251

Re: Whole school photo - how often

House photos are being taken on Tuesday Is this a new thing Mrs C, and will the whole House be photographed? I don't remember that we've been offered any opportunity to buy a House photo since the group shot of new entrants (taken at the same time as the individual photos in the first term of their...
by ailurophile
Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Cost cutting
Replies: 16
Views: 4460

Re: Cost cutting

Pinkhebe wrote: I've noticed in the bursery form it asks for the amount you pay for both council tax and water. I'm sure these were taken off last years form Hang on a minute... I've only just received my assessment forms, and notice that while this year we are again required to provide evidence of ...