shana Lewis wrote:
Thanks for the reply kes parent.
He is an assisted place candidate as my full time job doesn't cover the fees, I'm afraid! Do you think they interview all 'assisted' candidates (ours would have to be a large bursary) to make sure they are not 'wasting their money', or would just rank from results be enough - thus making it more likely he is borderline?
They may have decided to interview bursary candidates this year for some reason, but as far as I know they haven't done that in the past, just scholarship and borderline candidates. I doubt that a boy who was borderline for a place would get a bursary as the bursary funding would be likely to have all been used up long before they got that far down the merit order. A boy on the borderline might be considered for a full fee place if he was thought able enough to cope in the school, but would be very unlikely to get a bursary I wouldn't have thought. Do you think it is likely he has qualified for a scholarship - they would then top this up as far as necessary with bursary funding.