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Re: Day Pupils - announcement pending

Post by Momto2 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:09 pm

It is my understanding (and this is second hand from my child who was at the HM's announcement this morning) that for every 7 new pupils there will be one full fee payer and one day pupil from the 2nd form upwards. The day pupils will be expected to be in school from 8am until fairly late into the evening. I was told more but have instantly forgotten the info so hopefully someone else will be along to clarify things.

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Re: Day Pupils - announcement pending

Post by SAS » Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:17 pm

As well as the 7 boarders or included in the 7? Anyone know?

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Re: Day Pupils - announcement pending

Post by Jade » Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:26 pm

I wonder when this will be put into action? Will current boarders be aloud to become day students? Weekly boarding would be ideal for me, I doubt it will be an option though.
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Re: Day Pupils - announcement pending

Post by Momto2 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:30 pm

As far as I could make out, these pupils will be included in the 7 and it's taking effect from September!

I don't think weekly boarding would be an option at all as the day pupils will still have to be back for Saturday school and presumably compulsory Chapel on a Sunday - hardly worth the effort of being a day pupil really!

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Re: Day Pupils - announcement pending

Post by ailurophile » Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:25 pm

Maybe I've missed something here, but where are these day pupils going to come from? I don't mean geographically (even I can work that one out!), but in terms of entry for this coming September - won't most families looking for an independent day school already have secured a place for their child elsewhere?

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Re: Day Pupils - announcement pending

Post by bosty94 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:32 pm

ailurophile - so glad you said that, I was beginning to think I was missing something too as I just don't see how pupils can be found at this stage. Besides, the places for year 7 (is it called something different at CH?) have already been filled.

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Re: Day Pupils - announcement pending

Post by lonelymom » Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:58 pm

bosty94 wrote:Besides, the places for year 7 (is it called something different at CH?) have already been filled.
Year 7 is called Second Form :D
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Re: Day Pupils - announcement pending

Post by Momto2 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:08 pm

... apparently no compulsory Sunday Chapel for the day pupils!

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Re: Day Pupils - announcement pending

Post by Sussex » Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:10 pm

and do all these day pupils have to pay full fees ?

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Re: Day Pupils - announcement pending

Post by anniexf » Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:59 pm

bosty94 wrote:ailurophile - so glad you said that, I was beginning to think I was missing something too as I just don't see how pupils can be found at this stage. Besides, the places for year 7 (is it called something different at CH?) have already been filled.
What's the betting that, quietly & behind the scenes, these places have already been offered - and accepted?

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Re: Day Pupils - announcement pending

Post by SAS » Fri Mar 26, 2010 6:01 pm

It can't be from this Sept, surely? Doesn't make sense. Unless they are hoping to mop up children who have missed out on their choice of state / independent locally. Brighton will probably be a rich picking ground as they use lotteries, I think, for allocating state places, and they could come by train, I suppose.

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Re: Day Pupils - announcement pending

Post by Jade » Fri Mar 26, 2010 6:03 pm

So not just anyone can be become a day pupil? That seems a little unfair. I'm very confused by all this information, of lack of it. :?
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Re: Day Pupils - announcement pending

Post by Sussex » Fri Mar 26, 2010 6:59 pm

I join you on the confused! Perhaps the Headmaster is going to send out a letter, or some of the pupils may know more.

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Re: Day Pupils - announcement pending

Post by YadaYada » Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:22 pm

My second former doesn't seem to know any more. The message he has taken away from the announcement is that fees are going up and he phoned me worried that I was going to have to pay higher fees that I can't afford and that he would have to leave.

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Re: Day Pupils - announcement pending

Post by LJG » Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:22 pm

I have heard there will be 1 full fee payer per year per house, and 1 day pupil per joint house.
If they need the money they need it but that is 100 pupils from needy backgrounds who won't have a place. Perhaps if we had all been willing to give that little bit more, rather than try to pay as little as possible the school might be in a different place.

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