KES Parent wrote:
Blackwell Mum, I think maybe your friend is getting confused with the boys' school, where they do normally have around 450 candidates. However, their Year 7 intake is much bigger than the girls' (125 as opposed to 75 or thereabouts) so I would guess there are proportionately fewer applicants to KEHS than to KES. The chances of getting a place are probably similar at both KE schools. Also as fm says, a lot of girls (and boys) will turn down a fee paying place if they get offered a free place at the grammar school of their choice.
No, this was definately a conversation directed to her with a daughter. Interestingly, a conversation with KEHS yesterday, although not said directly, indicated that the numbers were less than originally thought!! thank you for your input, the grammar school info is helpful to pass on also!!