I wonder if any Skinners' mums out there could help me? My son did well in the Kent Test (over 400) but not quite enough to get into Skinners. He did less well than we thought he would, but then everyone probably thinks that! He is a Level 5a for maths and doing Level 6 Literacy.
My question is: do you feel that Skinners is happy to help any boy who may be having difficulties in a certain academic area or are they just left to get on with it, sink or swim? I have heard rumours that Skinners doesn't wait for boys that can't keep up.
My son's teacher has told me that he would be absolutely fine at Skinners (or Judd for that matter).
The reason I am asking is that I'm still pondering whether to go on the waiting list for Skinners or not. Does anyone have a son who had a "lower" score than the initial cut-off for Skinners and then got in. Have they had any problems at all?
Probably a bit late in the day to ask this, but I'm sure someone out there may be able to help.
Yes i'd put him on the wait list for Skinners and Judd, you have nothing to lose. Four years ago the deputy at Judd told me anyone getting over 400 would be a suitable candidate for super selective its just that competition is so fierce. The 11 plus judges them on how they perform in 3 small tests. Whose to say how he'll be in science, languages where they all start pretty much from scratch in year 7.
often surprising how much the scores come down too - good luck x