Day Pupils - announcement pending

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Day Pupils - announcement pending

Post by huggermugger » Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:43 pm

Got a text message from my DS today saying that the Head will announce tomorrow that day pupils will be admitted to CH. He was in a class where it was discussed by a member of staff.

He says thay were told that Ch is losing £5-6 million per year and that if they carry on the way they are, the school will have to close in 20 years.

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Re: Day Pupils - announcement pending

Post by Hannoir » Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:53 pm

Wow, serious business. Not that I want to see the school close, but I can't see day pupils fitting into the community life of CH. But I guess its a pretty serious situation!
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Re: Day Pupils - announcement pending

Post by huggermugger » Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:59 pm

They had quite a discussion about it - whether it would alter the ethos of the school. general consensus was that it would. He seemed to think the day boys are being brought in to free up beds so that they can have more children paying full fees. I guess the thinking is that then they could continue to offer subsidised boarding places to the same or similar number of kids that they do at the moment.

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Post by SAS » Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:31 pm

huggermugger wrote:They had quite a discussion about it - whether it would alter the ethos of the school. general consensus was that it would. He seemed to think the day boys are being brought in to free up beds so that they can have more children paying full fees. I guess the thinking is that then they could continue to offer subsidised boarding places to the same or similar number of kids that they do at the moment.
Is this as well as boarding??

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Re: Day Pupils - announcement pending

Post by SAS » Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:31 pm

Why is there nothing on the sch site??

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Re: Day Pupils - announcement pending

Post by SAS » Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:32 pm

SAS wrote:
huggermugger wrote:They had quite a discussion about it - whether it would alter the ethos of the school. general consensus was that it would. He seemed to think the day boys are being brought in to free up beds so that they can have more children paying full fees. I guess the thinking is that then they could continue to offer subsidised boarding places to the same or similar number of kids that they do at the moment.
Is this as well as boarding??
I mean additional places?

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Re: Day Pupils - announcement pending

Post by ReallyMissingHer » Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:36 pm

Not an easy decision but I can understand why they want to do it.

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Post by icomefromalanddownunder » Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:25 pm

huggermugger wrote:They had quite a discussion about it - whether it would alter the ethos of the school. general consensus was that it would. He seemed to think the day boys are being brought in to free up beds so that they can have more children paying full fees. I guess the thinking is that then they could continue to offer subsidised boarding places to the same or similar number of kids that they do at the moment.

??????

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Re: Day Pupils - announcement pending

Post by huggermugger » Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:37 pm

Sorry - meant day pupils... not boys...

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Re: Day Pupils - announcement pending

Post by huggermugger » Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:42 pm

SAS wrote:
SAS wrote:
huggermugger wrote:They had quite a discussion about it - whether it would alter the ethos of the school. general consensus was that it would. He seemed to think the day boys are being brought in to free up beds so that they can have more children paying full fees. I guess the thinking is that then they could continue to offer subsidised boarding places to the same or similar number of kids that they do at the moment.
Is this as well as boarding??
I mean additional places?
Don't think they will be upping the number of boarding places overall (is that what you meant?)

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Re: Day Pupils - announcement pending

Post by SAS » Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:01 am

Yes - I meant day places in addition to existing boarding numbers, ie., extra dosh.

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Re: Day Pupils - announcement pending

Post by Sussex » Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:12 am

Does anyone have any idea of the sort of fees that will be charged, around 12-15K I would have thought in order to be in line with other schools in the area? Have just checked the CH site and the only direct entry places mentioned are full boarding. Perhaps it will all be announced online later today.

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Re: Day Pupils - announcement pending

Post by bosty94 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:30 am

Has there been any hint of when they will be brought in? And would this affect the children on the waiting list for September '10 entry? My daughter is on the waiting list along with a friend she made at the residential. Her friend was offered a place yesterday, and I can really see the stress on my daugher's face now. The waiting has got really hard now, and I feel for my daughter who was going through this with her friend (they e-mailed daily) but now feels alone I guess.

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Re: Day Pupils - announcement pending

Post by anniexf » Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:41 am

bosty94, if your daughter is on the waiting list for a boarding place, I'm sure her chances won't be affected by the admission of day pupils. People will still be dropping out in the next few weeks/months so hang in there! but I feel for you & your daughter, it must be very hard.

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Re: Day Pupils - announcement pending

Post by J.R. » Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:45 pm

I always hate to say this....................

BUT......................



I TOLD YOU SO !!!
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