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 Post subject: Colet court entrance
PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:11 pm 
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Quick question - does anybody know about entrance process for colet court and why they ask for parents occupation on the form? Just wondered if this has any bearing on their offers etc. thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Colet court entrance
PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:22 pm 
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What age are you looking at? We are going through CC 11+ deferred at the moment.
Parents' occupation - I don't have any real insight but I'm guessing it's to help them know that people who receive an offer can pay the fees. It's not uncommon for people to get an offer and only then decide they can't afford it. But the school must know too that sometimes it's grandparents paying, etc. Maybe ask them? I think they get asked about every aspect of the admissions procedure so they've probably been asked before.


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 Post subject: Re: Colet court entrance
PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:42 pm 
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It is strange, but all the Indies seem to ask for parents' occupations on the registration form.


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 Post subject: Re: Colet court entrance
PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:08 am 
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Yup, occupation is a basic question like name and address...


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 Post subject: Re: Colet court entrance
PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:02 am 
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Just wonder if they do ask occupation would that be a major factor when offering places? Surely if that is the case it would be extremely unfair - it would mean a child that didn't do as well as another would have an unfair advantage. I completely understand if eg school reference created that advantage as that is based on merit of child not parent


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 Post subject: Re: Colet court entrance
PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:34 am 
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Surely independent schools are able to pick & choose as they see fit. Fairness may not necessarily come into it.


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 Post subject: Re: Colet court entrance
PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:08 am 
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Labyrinth2 wrote:
Just wonder if they do ask occupation would that be a major factor when offering places? Surely if that is the case it would be extremely unfair - it would mean a child that didn't do as well as another would have an unfair advantage. I completely understand if eg school reference created that advantage as that is based on merit of child not parent


Who knows... I started primary school in the early 60's and the form required "father's qualifications"


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 Post subject: Re: Colet court entrance
PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:17 pm 
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I feel that even if you argue they should be able to pick and choose as they wish then they should be clear about the fact when you pay your registration fee - I was pretty naive in this area and genuinely thought decisions to interview would be based solely on performance in test plus reference from head -which is what most schools state - but clear that is not the case - so parents pay their registration fee but the odds are stacked heavily against them if their parents are not of a 'desirable profession' - that really isn't what you think you are paying your £100 for


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 Post subject: Re: Colet court entrance
PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:31 pm 
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Labyrinth2 wrote:
- but clear that is not the case - so parents pay their registration fee but the odds are stacked heavily against them if their parents are not of a 'desirable profession' - that really isn't what you think you are paying your £100 for

Do you have any evidence of this? It certainly does not ring true with the experience friends have had at Colet Court.

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 Post subject: Re: Colet court entrance
PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:59 pm 
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Sorry don't really want to go into specifics but you can PM me


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