Go to navigation
It is currently Sun Dec 11, 2016 12:00 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 14 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:47 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:40 am
Posts: 25
Hi all,

With all your support and suggestions,my daughter managed to pass Kent test with late application last week.

She got 367 score and now I am dilemma which school to decide.

Maidstone Grammar school for girls

or

Weald of Kent??

As I am still searching for job in and around ( London) I cant decide where to accept the place??

How long can I hold a place in both schools??

Pls suggest me asap

Thanks alot


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 9:57 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:40 am
Posts: 25
please also let me know which school is best between these??

pros and cons


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:03 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Feb 12, 2007 1:21 pm
Posts: 11957
Which one did you prefer when you visited?

Which one 'felt' right?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:10 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:40 am
Posts: 25
Thank you.

We relocated to UK recently and staying in Southampton now.

I didnt visit Weald of Kent at all.

My daughter wrote the exam at MGGS and got selected but didnt get a chance to look inside the school on the day of
the exam.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:35 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:45 pm
Posts: 4608
It is very difficult for anyone to decide for you as they don't know your DD. I would suggest you visit as soon as possible. It's a big decision that strangers on the internet cannot make for you. What are your daughter's interests/needs/likes/dislikes?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:45 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:40 am
Posts: 25
Thank you scarymum.

I understand.Which is best academically ??Good scores ??


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:01 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue May 05, 2009 9:26 pm
Posts: 447
As you live in Southampton and your DD has just passed the Kent Test are you sure that your DD has a place at both of these schools? I think that there is a waiting list at the moment at Weald of Kent and children will be ranked by distance. Is it not a case of you having to now apply to both of these schools and if they are oversubscribed going on the waiting list?

If you really do have a choice between both of these schools you really need to look at what the schools offer in terms of subjects at GCSE and in the Sixth form, extra curricular activities etc etc. As others say you should visit. Also consider whether the commute from where you intend to live is viable.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:19 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:40 am
Posts: 25
Thank you twinkle.

No No you got me wrong.
We are relocating to Kent very soon after she finishes her 6th grade here next month.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:29 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:24 pm
Posts: 631
Location: Petts Wood, Bromley, Kent
I too gather there is a waiting list at Weald of Kent, I don't know much about Maidstone Grammar. I would be surprised if you can hold several firm places unless those places are on the waiting list for each school. Just passing the Kent test doesn't then mean you automatically get offered a place, you then have to fulfill other criteria like living within catchment, so if you are currently in Southampton you will not qualify for Weald of Kent over those who are on the waiting list unless your DD falls into a higher category like special needs. I think the towns around Weald of Kent give more family lifestyle options and a good commute into London. I couldn't comment on the various merits of the schools as this is down to the likes and dislikes of your daughter.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:43 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue May 05, 2009 9:26 pm
Posts: 447
deepti wrote:
Thank you twinkle.

No No you got me wrong.
We are relocating to Kent very soon after she finishes her 6th grade here next month.


Good. But the two schools are in very different places - Maidstone and Tonbridge. Where you are going to live in Kent will be key to whether the commute to either school is viable / sensible.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 14 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
CALL 020 8204 5060
   
Privacy Policy | Refund Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright © 2004 – 2016