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 Post subject: Waiting List
PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 11:38 am 
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If you haven't been offered your first choice grammar, how do you apply for the waiting list? Is your name put on automatically or do you have to call the school and ask to be put on.
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 Post subject: Re: Waiting List
PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 11:48 am 
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Your dc name should be automatically on the wait list of all the higher preference schools, than the one allocated.


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 Post subject: Re: Waiting List
PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:22 pm 
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Hi,

If we get a lower preference grammer school will the higher preference schools in the common application form write to us about the child score / ranking / pass mark at which last admission was made etc

Tiffin boys gives this information but how about Wilsons/Sutton grammer / Wallington ?

If any Wilsons/Sutton Grammer /Wallington staff are on the board can you please let us know the procedures that you follow.

It seems strange that if a school passes a kid after second stage tests and then do not make an offer there is no information provided. Very frustrating for the kid / parent to know what actually happened.

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 Post subject: Re: Waiting List
PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:54 pm 
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@negs: have you received the letters from the schools? If your dc is offered lower ranked school, the higher ranked schools would give you wait list information in next few days.


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 Post subject: Re: Waiting List
PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:07 pm 
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tiffinboys wrote:
@negs: have you received the letters from the schools? If your dc is offered lower ranked school, the higher ranked schools would give you wait list information in next few days.

I just called Wallington Boys and they said such information could only be given after 15th March when deadline for accepting offers expires. St Olave's didn't give direct information but told that it looks unlikely that DS will get place because of his marks.


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 Post subject: Re: Waiting List
PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:19 pm 
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yaa that's what I was wanting to know -

will the higher preference schools send letters to kids not offered a place but passed their tests (Wilsons, SGS, Wallington Boys) ?
and what kind of information the letter may contain (their score, last score at which admission was given, waiting list number etc)

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 Post subject: Re: Waiting List
PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 12:30 pm 
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Does anybody know if the letters have already been sent from the schools ?

Anybody received them ?

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 Post subject: Re: Waiting List
PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 2:42 pm 
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Our "offer"letter from WCGS has just arrived, as well as one from SGS suggesting that, should we change our mind, they would be happy to put DS on their waiting list. I understand from previous postings that that is quite standard for boys with good results who put another school higher on their preference list.


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 Post subject: Re: Waiting List
PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:54 pm 
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My DS didn't get Wilson's we got our second choice wallington grammar
DS is feeling upset and disappointed his heart was set on Wilson's
Myself very surprised he didn't get Wilson's given the fact he passed top independent schools some offered scholarship.
Anxiously waiting for Wilson's letter to come through I wonder if they will mention the rank order on the waiting list

Anyone has idea from previous experience if Wilson's would give out the rank order in the waiting list?


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 Post subject: Re: Waiting List
PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:19 pm 
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I don't think they do because it changes so frequently. There is often movement for many weeks yet.


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