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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:30 pm 
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We're applying to both Grammar & Independent Schools for my DD. She is eligible for Free School Meals, so obviously I am unable to afford the full administration fees for all the Private schools we're applying to as it will take me well over my month's salary!

So my question is does anyone know, if I send half the administration amount to each school, with evidence of eligibility for FSM enclosed with the application form, will invalidate my application and waste time as the clock is ticking for the deadline ?

Will the schools take my circumstances into account or will they cancel my application because I was unable to pay the full admin entrance exam fee ?

Thanks


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:57 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:41 am 
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Better check with the schools. Most schools would not ask for registration fees if you are applying for bursary. Are you near to Old Palace school?


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:47 am 
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Nut sure where you are based but none of the North London indys close their applications until November.

It is very much in their interest to keep applications open until after state school results arrive in Mid October. Some parents who have been told by their school how clever their dc is for years will be very confident of securing a place in a state selective and will be very shocked if they don't. Only then will they consider applying for the indies.

I know of students on 100% busaries at Habs and NLCS but they did still have to pay the fee for sitting the exam. Perhaps it was credited back to them when they were offered a place. I will find out for you. DG


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:44 am 
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Have received it Catseye, thank you.

Yes Tiffinsboys, that said school and other local Indie schools nearby, as well as the Grammar, turning to every possible avenue there is.

And Daogroupie, you're correct they close their application in November. But want to sort out, and out of the way before my older boys go back to Uni as they're doing all the paperwork for their little sister. We're also sorting out schools for the Common Entrance Form instead of the mad rush later on.

So 3 down and 1 to go then I'm gonna hit the town and rebel!! :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:38 pm 
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Entrance exam admin fees vary between £40 & £50 per school in my region and no concessions are offered to anybody (including bursary applicants). I can only suggest that you contact the bursars at the individual schools and ask them the question.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:06 pm 
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We're applying for bursaries, and of the three independents we've applied for, we've only had to pay for one of the registration fees, and that was £100, which is way above what we can really afford. It's so frustrating as we almost didn't want to apply simply because of the £100, but equally didn't want to miss any opportunities.


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