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Re: Residential assessment not completed

Post by pinkhebe » Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:06 pm

I'm so sorry to hear your dd was ill, this was my biggest fear with ds as he's been known to come down with bugs before important dates. I'm really trying not to worry and am focusing on the positive things that will happen if he DOESN'T get in, like not having to remortgage the house, and being able to enjoy his company, and whatever happens, he had a wonderful time.

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Re: Residential assessment not completed

Post by cupcakemom » Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:11 pm

You and me both, pinkhebe! She'll be at home, blah blah blah ... but in the back of my mind i've bought the CH hoodie, got the tuck list sorted and mentally ordered the name tapes!
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Re: Residential assessment not completed

Post by Volupturaptor » Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:31 am

Aha! News at last!
The papers have been emailed to the school, so she'll be able to do them as soon as it is convenient.

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Re: Residential assessment not completed

Post by cupcakemom » Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:53 am

Wishing your daughter every success. Hope it goes well. It is such a relief it's all done and dusted.
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Post by J.R. » Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:13 pm

same from me !
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Re: Residential assessment not completed

Post by midget » Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:29 pm

Here's wishing her good luck.
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Re: Residential assessment not completed

Post by Volupturaptor » Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:48 pm

It's all done, finally! :)
And now, we wait... :|

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Re: Residential assessment not completed

Post by cupcakemom » Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:55 pm

Hey! Welcome to my world! Feeling of relief mixed with impending ... well ... conclusion! Fingers crossed.
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Re: Residential assessment not completed

Post by CHDad » Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:49 pm

You have my sympathy - it is a nerve racking time. We did not have to wait as long last year as the residential assessments were postponed (at the last minute) until half term because of snow! In the end I just left it to fate and hoped for the best and for us it was good news. That said CH is probably not the right school for every child and I do believe the CH selection process does try to identify pupils who will really fit in and fully benefit from their time at the school.

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Re: Residential assessment not completed

Post by cupcakemom » Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:07 am

chdad - I fully agree - I actually get a lot of comfort from the fact that they take so long in reaching a decision and informing you ... it's clearly not a "snap decision process" with regards all of the children. If my daughter is not given a place at least I know a more deserving child has got in. What will be will be.
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Re: Residential assessment not completed

Post by CHDad » Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:43 pm

You are correct, the selection is very thorough. My son sat the entrance exam for another local school as well. Statistically I am sure he had a much better chance of getting in to the other school. However I was very surprised when he failed that exam and got into CH! My point being that CH carried out a really thorough test of his potential (rather than a quick exam) and also, I'm sure, checked whether he had the correct personality for the school.

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Re: Residential assessment not completed

Post by cupcakemom » Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:54 pm

Thanks, CHDad. It's for the very reason you mention that I hope my daughter will be successful in this process - I want the next seven years for her to be fun and enjoyable - facing challenges, making friends and all that stuff. There's more to a child's education than just the academic side of things!
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Re: Residential assessment not completed

Post by englishangel » Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:55 pm

and so say all of us cupcakemom.

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Re: Residential assessment not completed

Post by Atticus » Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:29 pm

I have been reading this thread avidly as dd has also just done the residential assessment for this September entry.
Trying very hard too distract our minds during the wait, but not finding it easy!

Very glad that you were able to have the assessments sent to your school - the school does seem to have a strong ethos on fairness.

Dd enjoyed the residential - and the controlled busyness of it, and I found chapel at the end very moving.

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Re: Residential assessment not completed

Post by Volupturaptor » Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:57 am

I was sad to have missed the chapel bit. :(

I'm sorry, but I have another question. :oops:

Does anyone know the actual date of new entrants day? I know it is by no means certain that we will be needing to attend, but I have to say whether my daughter can go on a school trip, it's in May... :?

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