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 Post subject: Kes admission
PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:12 am 
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Hi does any one know what percentage of kids in Kes come from state primary schools?


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 Post subject: Re: Kes admission
PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:09 am 
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Hi,

Its about 50%... Boys are from all areas of Birmingham.... A true melting pot.

I hope this helps.


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 Post subject: Re: Kes admission
PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:51 pm 
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Thanks . I have been feeling under a lot of pressure to move his school but if upto 50 percent are making it form state school then won’t bother.


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 Post subject: Re: Kes admission
PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:01 am 
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Hi

You don't have to be in prep school to pass 11+.

Most of the prep school kids that pass the 11+ had specialist tutoring outside school and very strong parental support. You cannot rely on prep school alone to prepare your child for the exam.

But saying that, prep schools also have more funding and resources, so they can afford smaller classes and teach a wider syllabus. It is not a must but if money is not a problem and if you live near a good prep school, which are mostly in Edgbaston, I would say why not.

All the best with your decision!


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 Post subject: Re: Kes admission
PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:02 am 
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Mkettel wrote:
Thanks . I have been feeling under a lot of pressure to move his school but if upto 50 percent are making it form state school then won’t bother.


My son is at KES, i'd say the percentage is more like 20-25%. Not all kids from state are on a freebie at the school. Some parents dont see the need for Prep schooling, they send to state and work hard on their kids and then get them into KES.


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 Post subject: Re: Kes admission
PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:39 pm 
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The "about 50%" figure I posted was based on my sons KES class. 12/23 attended state school.
I dont think his class is exceptional in this regard and the figure will obviously change class to class.

Having to stress about finances for DS to go to prep school can be detrimental.... particularly if exta work hours are needed.... meaning parents spend less time with their little ones. Attending a state school with good tuition is by far a cheaper option but needs lots of parental support.

That said...our DS went to prep school as we had a small mortgage. Sadly not the case for everyone these days.


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