Go to navigation
It is currently Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:56 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 18 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Exploding Offers
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:05 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:51 pm
Posts: 97
Not sure what you mean Toadmum. Schools aren’t privy to families private information or what offers they are holding. I know of several families whose children were in the top cohort at two grammar schools who are hoping for top London school
Offers and not the other way around.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Exploding Offers
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:31 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:23 am
Posts: 614
piggys wrote:
As a parent who didn't bother with the independent sector because of unaffordability, I disagree; parents with the option of grammars AND indies are massively advantaged in my view.


True, true.

But as we're in the independent schools section of the forum, my comment was about the already a widening gap between those who can afford to pay the deposit AND drop a term's fees (payable if notice to withdraw isn't given a term in advance), and those who would have to scrimp and save to send a DC to an Indie but wouldn't qualify for a bursary.

The only time an Indie is aware of family finances is for bursary applicants. Having made bursary offers, so having determined what the school believes to be affordable for that family, I assume that they consider they've levelled the playing field, so those offers would be explodable as well.

Despite the occasional school Head lamenting that only the very rich (or very poor) can now contemplate sending children to their school, their actions do sometimes suggest that they'd rather not have the scrimpers and savers.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Exploding Offers
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:38 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:41 am
Posts: 8590
Location: Essex
Earningaplace wrote:
Not sure what you mean Toadmum. Schools aren’t privy to families private information or what offers they are holding. I know of several families whose children were in the top cohort at two grammar schools who are hoping for top London school
Offers and not the other way around.


The independent school(s) may not know for which (if any) state schools their applicants have applied, but will have information as to which families have applied to them for and been awarded a bursary and it's not very likely that any of those won't also have applied within the state system. Because it is a given that they will get a state school place, even if not their first preference, and not at all a given that an indie place will be offered, let alone one with a sufficient bursary attached for it to be a viable option. Are those awarded bursary places also expected to stump up the deposit in advance of national offer day and well in advance of the advertised deadline for accepting places at the school?

Cross-posted with thisisnuts :)

_________________
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.Groucho Marx


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Exploding Offers
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:39 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Sep 15, 2006 8:51 am
Posts: 9154
I think that those offered bursary places may pay a lower deposit - suspect agreed with the bursar. The indies are very conscious of finance and will be keen to get as many full fee payers as possible - their busary funds are limited and can support fewer kids as time goes on


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Exploding Offers
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:43 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:08 pm
Posts: 416
That’s right. Bursary students pay a proportional amount of deposit. If they have been awarded 50% bursary, say, they would be expected to pay 50% of deposit.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Exploding Offers
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:08 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:07 pm
Posts: 7
Thank you all for your posts.

At the NLCS open day the deputy head explicitly stated to the room that it was 'their problem' if all offers were accepted and they would all be honored. It is reassuring to hear that apart from Channing, the other schools do not operate the exploding offers.

The original reason for posting is that our daughter was fortunate to be in Band A for HBS, but obviously we will not know until national offer day whether she has actually secured a place. Although it may seem that parents have had months to decide, every persons situation is very unique. For us private would be a doable, but a stretch, so definitely a decision that requires much thought and not one that is easy.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Exploding Offers
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:33 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:31 pm
Posts: 216
I believe that if you are offered a bursary then a deposit is not required, this is certainly the case at some indies.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Exploding Offers
PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:07 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:08 pm
Posts: 416
Then the schools must do their own thing: I have a bursary for my daughter and we paid the % proportion of the deposit that I was required to past in terms of fees.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 18 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
CALL 020 8204 5060
   
Privacy Policy | Refund Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright © 2004 – 2019