2014 Admissions

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Re: 2014 Admissions

Post by pinkhebe » Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:46 pm

I'm very surprised, but pleased for my ds2. It's hard having an older brother who is very clever. However I'm missing my ds1 so much, I was kind of hoping for a rejection!

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Re: 2014 Admissions

Post by eowyn3099 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:51 pm

We said to both of ours that getting through the first round was a massive achievement, whatever happens from here on in they will know they made it to the final 350! Mind you I'm also wondering what I will do if dd follows her brother, empty nest syndrome or what! :?

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Re: 2014 Admissions

Post by pinkhebe » Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:17 pm

350? I thought it was 250 that make it through to the residential?

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Re: 2014 Admissions

Post by Surreymum73 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:04 pm

We didn't make it , am gutted am wondering if its anything to so with bursary or he totally messed it up , his working at level 6 maths am wondering if it is worth appealing ? help am devastated don't know how to tell him as was certain he'd get thru the first phase maybe he was too confident ?

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Re: 2014 Admissions

Post by Silverlise » Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:00 pm

We haven't received our letter today and we live in Horsham ie right on the CH doorstep so assume Royal Mail on the go slow. VERY frustrating but we've waited this long, one more day won't kill us I guess :?

I'd also be very interested for confirmation on how many are going through to the next stage and where that information is coming from. I don't recall seeing it written down anywhere myself.

Good luck to everyone still waiting to hear.

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Re: 2014 Admissions

Post by HowardH » Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:15 pm

With apologies to all those still waiting ...
100 boys and 100 girls have been invited back for the yr 7 residential phase in January.
As always it is very sad to have to say no to so many children, but I have to emphasise that the process is very, very thorough.

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Re: 2014 Admissions

Post by eowyn3099 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:32 pm

pinkhebe wrote:350? I thought it was 250 that make it through to the residential?

Sorry typo! :oops:

Mind you when ds did the residential in 2010 they had over 250 kids invited, now it's only 200? That's a massive drop in bursary places!
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Re: 2014 Admissions

Post by eowyn3099 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:37 pm

Surreymum73 wrote:We didn't make it , am gutted am wondering if its anything to so with bursary or he totally messed it up , his working at level 6 maths am wondering if it is worth appealing ? help am devastated don't know how to tell him as was certain he'd get thru the first phase maybe he was too confident ?

So sorry to hear this Surreymum, I've been trying to gear myself up for the worst, but frankly it's a very difficult thing to do, I can only imagine how you must be feeling. :( Maybe worth going back to ch, I understand if you ask in writing what let them down, they will tell you. Not sure who you have to ask, it's on one of the threads, possibly the 2013 admissions one?

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Re: 2014 Admissions

Post by Surreymum73 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:18 pm

am wondering if its because we would have needed a large bursary ie 70% minimum maybe they are putting a cap on large awards ?. will send an email don't expect to get much out of it would be helpful if they indicated something anything ie done great in the test but unable to award bursary that big or done crap in the test etc. its just not knowing I think drives me insane plus also having to let DS down maybe its for the best rather than getting all the way thru and not being able to afford it doesn't make it any easier anyone else not make it :((((

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Re: 2014 Admissions

Post by eowyn3099 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:43 pm

As I understand it bursary level doesn't come into it at this stage, the bursary juggling starts after the residentials. When our ds went through the initials in Nov 2009, my dh had been made redundant so at the time we would have been eligible for a 100% bursary. The system has changed somewhat since then, but one would hope that wouldn't make a difference at this stage in the process. I'm not sure how much relevance is placed on school reports and application forms during the initials, maybe Howard can shed some light.

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Re: 2014 Admissions

Post by Surreymum73 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:54 pm

Lets hope Howard will be along soon , if its a case that there were 300 boys they took 100 you didn't make it then i guess that's how the cookie crumbles . also noted there was no recommendation regarding king Edwards which I believe there was last year ?. Called king Edwards but they can only offer 50% max bursary so I didn't bother with the open day as can't afford it :( definitely need to start doing the lottery !!! .

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Re: 2014 Admissions

Post by eowyn3099 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:39 pm

Surreymum73 wrote: also noted there was no recommendation regarding king Edwards which I believe there was last year ?. Called king Edwards but they can only offer 50% max bursary so I didn't bother with the open day as can't afford it :( definitely need to start doing the lottery !!! .

I think parents were informed about KES if they narrowly missed out at residentials, rather than after initials. Don't quote me on that though!

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Re: 2014 Admissions

Post by SAS » Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:21 pm

There is nothing to stop you going for other schools bursaries anyway, is there? All public schools that are registered as charities HAVE to provide a certain number of bursaries in order to keep their charitable status. It is a lot more closely scrutinised than it used to be.

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Re: 2014 Admissions

Post by Surreymum73 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:38 pm

Yes we are going for reeds boys in cobham as well I've got a parental interview next month so guess I'm going to have to dazzle them.

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Re: 2014 Admissions

Post by Silverlise » Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:09 am

HowardH wrote:With apologies to all those still waiting ...
100 boys and 100 girls have been invited back for the yr 7 residential phase in January.
As always it is very sad to have to say no to so many children, but I have to emphasise that the process is very, very thorough.
Thank you for the clarification HowardH. Still awaiting the postman.....

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