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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 10:30 pm 
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If anyone thinks what I wrote was derogatory then they have led a very sheltered life!
The competition for grammars must be greater as there are simply fewer children who have parents who can afford to pay fees and so there will be fewer candidates.Most bright children will not be taking anything other than grammar tests because the can't afford to go . Except to CH of course which is a different kettle of fish.
Indies offer bursaries because they have to to avoid losing their charitable status and to bulk up their intake of bright children.


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dinah wrote:
Indies offer bursaries because they have to to avoid losing their charitable status


Fact! And very well publicised!


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CHmum wrote:
dinah wrote:
Indies offer bursaries because they have to to avoid losing their charitable status


Fact! And very well publicised!


And also well publicised is the fact that some offer such low reduction in fees that they fail to offer much 'charity' at all!


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Yes, and that loophole needs to be closed. Why should they benefit from having a charitable status, and all the tax perks that status affords them, when they don't really deserve it?


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Couldn't agree with you more, especially as these discounts are often awarded to children who are already attending Independent schoools.

BTW one fairly local Indie School has offered a full boarding and tuition fees bursary for a child from a family who would not normally consider an Independent education. It's a shame that this kind of offer is the exception rather than the rule (and more of a shame that the sort of children who would benefit would not always have their needs met by the state sector).


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Which school is that sycamore? Let's give them a mention! I think the 'good guys' should get some recognition.


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full boarding and tuition fees bursary for a child from a family who would not normally consider an Independent education

This kind of sums up CH really as is the only school which is truly totally charitable. It has an Indie look with a grammar intake. QED.


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CHmum wrote:
I think the 'good guys' should get some recognition.


Bryanston School in Dorset, in partnership with Sandroyd prep. Unfortunately the rest of their bursaries are only worth 25% so not quite the good guys yet! :roll:


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Some people might not realise that even the uniform is provided by CH at no cost to parents. All parents buy is sports kit! In addition, if a pupil decides to take up a musical instrument, these lessons are also charged in proportion to the fee assessment. So some children pay nothing at all for their lessons, some pay a small amount etc. CH is very worthy of it's charitable status.


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sycamore wrote:
CHmum wrote:
I think the 'good guys' should get some recognition.


Bryanston School in Dorset, in partnership with Sandroyd prep. Unfortunately the rest of their bursaries are only worth 25% so not quite the good guys yet! :roll:


Maybe we could give them a little cheer/clap? :lol:


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