We've decided very late to apply for a couple of indies, but the thought of forking out £18 - 20,000 per year is making me feel slightly nauseous.......
Anyway, to slightly soften the blow I'm looking into the chances of getting some sort of all rounder award. I'm pretty certain that DS wouldn't get a straight academic scholarship (keep hearing tales of needing to be genius level
) and he's definitely not going to get a pure sports or music scholarship either. So, basically I'm thinking that as he's reasonably academic, reasonably musical (though not on orchestral instruments) and reasonably good at some sports (though again not particularly team sports) we might be able to lump them all together and go for an all rounder award.
Am I being hopelessly naive here? We also have the misfortune of living in SW London so very, very competitive to get into the schools anyway.......I was specifically thinking of Hampton and Reeds (though I know I've missed the deadline for Hampton, I thought I would fall on their mercy and see if they might let us apply anyway
Would be grateful to hear comments generally on all rounder awards and even better if someone has specific experience of those schools?