Go to navigation
It is currently Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:52 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Is it too late?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:55 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:18 pm
Posts: 46
I know that people get offered places at schools outside of the usual run of exams/interviews, for example when moving into an area. Can one assume that these would be full fee-paying places only?
A friend will be moving shortly, meaning new schols for the children. One is currently in Yr7 on an AP, whilst other has just sat exams for Yr7 (don't know if passed, but not options after move).


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:05 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Sep 15, 2006 8:51 am
Posts: 8113
tricky Hector - depends on the school and if they have any money left I reckon. Some will take kids in and they can go for scholarships eg at year 9.
My experience of kids moving from a scholarship at one indie to another school was that the new school were not very helpful, put them in lower streams to start etc ... but that was just one place!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:11 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:38 pm
Posts: 2083
Location: Maidstone
I think it will depend with circumstances

If they are going to be pay full fees then there are still some places. I have just rung Kings School in Cantebury and they still do have places for year 7+ for this year even though they have done the entrance exams already.

I am not too familiar with scholarships and bursaries but from my little knowledge I think it maybe a bit difficult to go down this route for late entry. Most schools seem to have a specific number of children they take on scholarships and bursaries and these seem to be on major entry points like 11+ and 13+ and most need to know early on if you need.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:02 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:18 pm
Posts: 46
Thanks. I think my friend was hoping that one or preferably both her children would be able to go via an AP. Unfortunately, the move is due to family breakdown and not the financial boost of new work.
I know that the schools have year groups they favour, and persumably hardship funding is for those all ready at the schools, but is it too late for even the Yr 6 child?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:09 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Sep 15, 2006 8:51 am
Posts: 8113
Hi Hector - I think year 6 child has best chance ... but they are goingt o have to get on with ASAP as lots of the schools have done / are doing their exams at the moment. Some have late exams for kids moving into the area... have to get on the phone and see what they say


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests


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