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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 7:58 pm 
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Hi all, pls do not shoot me down, because this might cause a bit of a controversy :oops: l was just thinking about the damage of sitting and preparing hard for an exam, passing but not being able to go because DP cannot afford the fees sometimes with 50% might do to a child's self esteem, especially if the child has seen the school and fallen in love with it will definitely break my heart as a parent :( .

l don't know should parents who know that their child is brilliant and an all rounder mainly focus on good grammer school or gamble on getting 100 % scholarship, with the risk of upsetting DC. A friend's going through this at the moment, my DD got an offer for Chigwell, and we will be making big sacrifices soon. I honestly hope this post does not upset anyone please :|


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:08 pm 
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I am exactly in the same position - However, I made it very clear to my DS that if we didn't get a 100% bursary/scholarship we would not go to an indie. Maybe I'm lucky but he fully understood this. I showed him the results of the indie exams and asked what he wanted to do - his response was wait for grammar school results! I think it depends on the child and how the DP handles the situation. It also prepares the child, I think for the future - life is not a bed of roses there will be huge disappointments along the way and they have to learn to deal with that.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:15 pm 
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Have you seen the thread on this subject in Everything Else?
viewtopic.php?f=38&t=24203

(lights blue touchpaper and retires to a safe distance :shock: )


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:26 pm 
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Thks for that did not see thread will have a read


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:17 pm 
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what's your experience of how the school deals with an application like that - where the child can only attend with 100% scholarship/bursary?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:25 pm 
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penguin wrote:
what's your experience of how the school deals with an application like that - where the child can only attend with 100% scholarship/bursary?


The child has generally got to be phenomenal - years ahead academically, massive IQ.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:42 pm 
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We too are in the same boat, can only send ds if we get 100% scholarship/bursary. We made the school aware of the situation,and very open about our concerns, i think a large number of parents will fall into this category, the rest is left to fate. We have also prepared for grammar should the 100% not be forthcoming.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:04 pm 
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Good Luck with the KES results tomorrow ok1 :D


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:03 am 
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Thats very kind succeed, thank you. Not long now.

Thanks for your speech re opportunity and knocking on doors, like you, had the chat with ds, everything now in place. :-)

Wish you best of luck with your decision making ;-)


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:21 am 
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ok1 wrote:
We too are in the same boat, can only send ds if we get 100% scholarship/bursary. We made the school aware of the situation,and very open about our concerns, i think a large number of parents will fall into this category, the rest is left to fate.

Hi ok1

I understand now why you stayed so much with the chiefmaster!! :wink: .. And I regret not to have insisted on that matter for us, as only a slight diminution in the fees will direct us directly to the grammars.
The problem with me is that if I start to speak about languages (whether modern, or classics.. oh dear Latin! Oh , dear Greek!), I forget all other things!! :roll: :(


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