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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 8:10 am 
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Hello.

I came to realise, from Tiffin Boys waiting list forum, that many boys decline to accept Tiffin Boys' offers. In my mind, Tiffin Boys is one of the best schools in London but I started to wonder what better alternatives there are.

I would be grateful if anybody can shed any light on this.

Thank you.


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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 8:40 am 
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Hi FS

I am not from the area but some kids decline GS places as they have been offered scholarships at independent schools.


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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 8:59 am 
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Independent school is usually the main reason; but there could be many others.

Some children live quite far away and could get place in other nearby grammar schools. It is not uncommon for other catchment area children to put Tiffins as first choice and then decide that it would be better to go to nearby grammar and avoid travelling hastle.

At times, relocation was intended; but not feasible - sometimes for the costs and sometimes for siblings schooling or parents work places.


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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 5:00 pm 
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hermanmunster wrote:
Hi FS

I am not from the area but some kids decline GS places as they have been offered scholarships at independent schools.


Thank you for your response.
May I ask which are the popular independent schools which offer scholarships?

Kind regards


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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 5:11 pm 
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tiffinboys wrote:
Independent school is usually the main reason; but there could be many others.

Some children live quite far away and could get place in other nearby grammar schools. It is not uncommon for other catchment area children to put Tiffins as first choice and then decide that it would be better to go to nearby grammar and avoid travelling hastle.

At times, relocation was intended; but not feasible - sometimes for the costs and sometimes for siblings schooling or parents work places.


Thank you for your response.
May I ask which independent schools boys go for?

Thank you.


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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 5:18 pm 
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Ex-grammar school Hampton tend to offer a high number of burseries and scholarships.


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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 5:34 pm 
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ICS website would give information on independent schools in your area. For more information about scholarship, visit websites of your preferred schools.


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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 5:41 pm 
You could post a question on the Independent section of this forum.

Hampton, Whitgift, St Paul's, King's, Reeds, Kingston Grammar seem popular.


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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 6:27 pm 
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I know several boys in the last few years who were tempted away to Hampton through scholarships and declined their Tiffin places. They were tough decisions though.


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PostPosted: Wed May 09, 2012 10:52 pm 
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If you are near enough then I know of many parents who have moved to get close to Grey Court. Comprehensive and about to post fantastic results ( so I hear on the grapevine)


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