did you say the school in question was bottom of your list? I wouldn't sweat over it.
Yes, the school was the bottom of our list. The reason we applied was to use it as a back up as it is to me the lowest in terms of academic ranking out of the few indies DS applied to. Comparing Chigwell with Bancroft, I would say Bancroft is more academic. So it is very strange that when DS managed to get a half fee scholarship and only an offer for a place in Chigwell.
Of course there could be better candidates than DS but most of the DC who applied to Chigwell would also apply to Bancroft. I hope most parents who know the three indies in the East London area agree with me that of the three, Bancroft should be most difficult to get in. For this reason, I am totally confused!