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 Post subject: Fort Pitt
PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 5:56 pm 
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Can anybody give me any info (good/bad) regarding Fort Pitt. It wasn't originally on our 'hit list' but we are going to take a look as their only open 'evening' is next week.
Are they deemed in the 'super-selective' category?

It is all coming round far too quickly and it surprises me that there aren't more topics being discussed on here!

Any advice would be great, thanks.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 6:23 pm 
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Hi Medwaymum of 1,

My DD is in year 8 in Fort Pitt, and I can only praise praise praise the school, I have nothing negative to say!!

Year 7 was really a breeze for her, the work was challenging enough without being silly, the homework just the right amount, the clubs endless (only if you want to join of course), and DD has made loads of friends whom all seem lovely. And to top it all, her end of year report came home with all her levels which were fantastic.

Good luck with your choices. :)


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 6:24 pm 
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I know of a girl that goes and loves it, and I also know of a special needs girl that goes and has been really well supported. We are going to take a look next week also, It can't hurt!

It seems so early, especially as they won't have sat the test then. Don't want to get hopes up too much.


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 Post subject: Fort Pitt
PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 6:41 pm 
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Thanks for your very quick response, Medwaymum.

It is good too have feedback and I agree with Jenhug that it is early but as it is the only evening they are holding, I think it is worth a look. Like you, Jenhug, I don't want to get my daughter's hopes up ahead of the test but I want her to be able to make a decision having seen what all the schools have to offer.

Anyway will add my comments following the open evening next week.

Thanks again

Medwaymumof1


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 8:03 pm 
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We're going along on Thursday too. I've also registered DD for the taster morning at RGS on 3rd Oct.


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DD will be showing parents around on Thursday evening, they have been told to expect a big turnout as the test has not been sat yet hence no results....


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:52 am 
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They are having their evening early to ensure they cover both Medway and Kent since they take girls from both areas. Also they prefer to have their evening when it's a bit lighter and doesn't clash with other schools as is happening in November. Their Open Days, which they say are far more important in judging a school, are in November.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:05 pm 
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Do they take girls that pass Kent 11+ but not Medway or do the Kent pupils still have to pass Medway tests too?

Its such a confusing time!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:22 pm 
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No grammar school in Medway takes someone who fails the Medway test - so it doesn't matter if your DD passes the Kent one, she wouldn't get in. However you could go to appeal to show she had passed a selective test and see what happens. The same is true in Kent grammars, if you fail the Kent test but pass Medway - again you wouldn't get in...complicated I know.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:28 pm 
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Thankyou, as I say, its a complicated and confusing time! Driving me to distraction!


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