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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 5:45 am 
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Oh dear...

http://www.theguardian.com/education/20 ... s-400-boys

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 7:30 am 
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Ouch! Someone will be for the high jump....sometimes good old fashioned letters really are the way forward - they would have noticed that the physical pile of paper coming out of the printer and the number of stamps they had to buy was a whole lot more than 9....


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:31 am 
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They should be made to honour their offers, must be some type of legal bound to do so since it was made in writing. That would be really funny :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:42 am 
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neveragainmum wrote:
They should be made to honour their offers, must be some type of legal bound to do so since it was made in writing. That would be really funny :lol:


I wonder if anyone will try it!


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:52 am 
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Well nothing to lose, since only nine of 400 made it through. I certainly would try if not for anything else but to ruffle their feathers, heads must really be rolling right now, and I imagine many of the type of parents applying to a school like Eton will definitely take it further being further stressed out by all this.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:40 pm 
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In fact I think it was more than 9 of those contacted that got in. The letter was sent to us, but it was intended for overseas applicants. We also got an offer, but I think sadly some others didn't. So I would guess it went out to a random selection of applicants or something.

We had already spoken to the school and from what they had said we knew we had a place, but when we got the retraction email my heart sank. I'd already told my son, and suddenly it was very confusing. I was confident that all was well, but there's always that fear...

You've got to feel for the person that made that mistake. One click of a button... The tutor worked all weekend through the night to try to contact everyone, and when I spoke to him on Monday (I delayed it as I thought he was probably having a bad enough weekend) he was sounding quite faint. We had a long chat with the admissions tutor who was very reassuring and did a good job of putting it right. Must have been horrendous for those for whom the news was bad though.

But yes, I agree there must be a better way.


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