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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 1:32 pm 
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The past few days have been awful, with so many of DS's friends ending up confused and disappointed. We are in a lovely position having qualified in the top 120 for Marling and a good Crypt pass. We also have a Pates pass in the 130s. For this I am very grateful.

I feel confident that this will be fine come March but DS is worried that he will be disappointed if he gets his hopes up for Pates.
To try and make him feel better I thought I'd see if there were any top 120 Pates turning down their place in favour of one of their other schools.

Congratulations to all who've got what they wanted and even bigger commiserations to those who haven't. This Forum has really helped us through the process.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 3:57 pm 
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Nothing specific, but over the last few years increasing numbers have turned down Pates. That's why they have given places to 180 this year - a couple of years ago they ended up contacting number 161 to offer a place. If Pates is what you want, I imagine that you should be pretty optimistic with a place in the 130s, based on the last few years. DS has 2 children in his class at STRS who turned down Pates to go there, and I know of 2 others in his year.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 4:14 pm 
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I know of three DS who is top 20 this year who will not be taking their places at Pates, choosing STRS instead. Hope this information helps.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 5:17 pm 
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gloucesterchild wrote:
I know of three DS who is top 20 this year who will not be taking their places at Pates, choosing STRS instead. Hope this information helps.


It certainly does, thank you :D


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:30 pm 
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I know of one girl who is highly unlikely to take the place


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:33 pm 
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fairweathergardener wrote:
I know of one girl who is highly unlikely to take the place


Thanks for this - if you could just talk her into a definite no please ! : :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:59 pm 
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yes i think the last few years have gone to 140's at least. Is that right?


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:09 pm 
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livviloo wrote:
yes i think the last few years have gone to 140's at least. Is that right?


I understand they went to 160 last year which is why the top 180 are being informed this year. Relax, you will be fine.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:23 pm 
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i would also be interested to know if anyone has turned down pates!


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