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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 1:13 pm 
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Having read through some posts for other counties (yes, I know I'm sad!) I was interested to see that it is normal for some grammars to ask for monthly/yearly financial contributions from parents towards improving/maintaining facilities at the school. Can anyone tell me whether this is the practice here in Essex? If so, which schools and how much is the norm?

Thanks. :)


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:07 pm 
WHSG ask for £12 a month.
My son's comp asks for £10 a year!


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 7:32 pm 
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Thanks for the reply. I really had no idea that was common practice. Does anyone know what the other Essex Grammars request?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:13 pm 
KEGS ask for £65 a year.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:28 pm 
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Thanks Karen - Hope your son is still enjoying KEGS.

I have just finished my online application for school preferences and CSSE 11+ registration. Feels weird - hope we've made the right choices. I never realised how stressful this whole decision making process would be.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:52 pm 
Thanks. He's loving it.

Aah, it seems like only yesterday that we were filling out those forms....

All the best. :D
K
PS - I think SHSG contribution is about the same as KEGS.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 10:03 pm 
SHSG currently ask parents for an annual subscription of £60.00 for the eldest child and £30.00 for any younger sisters attending the school.

Last week the school took my daugher's year to London on the train and there was no charge for this trip. Which I thought was pretty good.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:20 pm 
Nice to know something's free at SHSG. ( I guess all the grammars are the same though). Don't get me wrong. I think its a fantastic school but my daughter even had to pay or one exam retake, which most comps allow for free Never had any freebees at all. I think they save it all for trophies (most of which seem to go to the same people. Last year the same girl won the school prize for modern languages and the school prize for sciences and at least one other prize, I seem to remember.
Good luck to her I say but be warned now all you new grammar school parents.... the grammars far nowhere near as rewarding as the comps and you have to be top of the top to win anything. Challenging but not encouraging I think someone said before. Guarantee you though, when it comes down to the big prizes, like those above, the recipient is likely to be a real pain!


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