Has anyone heard from the South West London Independents?

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Getting more and more nervous here.

Thinking especially about the Emanuel, KCS and Ibstock (well, have not done the exam for that yet so really just the first two...)

stclemens Sun 24-Feb-13 20:22:30

well done quintjr - now we just have to wait until March 1 to see which way the state school options go.

Well done StClemens Junior!

Ds has now also an offer from Ibstock, so we are really stumped.

stclemens Sat 23-Feb-13 14:25:06

so DS managed to get a 13+ offer for CLSB! Pleased if a little surprised as we thought the interview had not gone as well as the others. I may need to start another thread on the merits of 13+ at CLSB vs 11+ at KGS now...

therugratref I cant believe they did not offer them places if they had good maths scores.

How many classes are there for the 11+ entry? The offer letter said that they had reduced class size from 22 to 20 (if I read it right, ds is still hogging it)

therugratref Sat 16-Feb-13 14:32:01

Both boys, despite very high maths scores failed to get the required 55% in the English paper (and also failed the resit they were offered) I am still not quite sure how they managed Whitgift.

BoringSchoolChoiceNickname Sat 16-Feb-13 14:23:23

Go Quint Jr!
Haven't been on this thread as am applying in SE not SW London, but have followed your struggles and am vicariously pleased for your news. (We had good news ourselves yesterday from our second and third choice private schools, still waiting on choice 1 and Graveney but immensely relieved to have a satisfactory offer in the bag and happy to wholeheartedly congratulate everybody or wish good luck to those still waiting - maybe a MNer will get the one we're declining on Monday).

Ladymuck Sat 16-Feb-13 14:13:20

"We did not get into Emanuel- despite having a DC already at the school, pretty gutted I have to say. But hey ho they got into Whitgift go figure" shockshockshock

I would be expecting to have an interesting discussion with the Head! Stunned schools are turning away feepaying siblings....

Elibean Sat 16-Feb-13 12:50:37

Wahey! Well done young Quint grin

I am still wonderfully far away from all this, and full of respect for those of you who have tackled the journey and survived - your LOs too!

dd2's BF's big sis just got a scholarship to Latymer Upper...she was convinced she'd failed.

therugratref Sat 16-Feb-13 12:36:00

We did not get into Emanuel- despite having a DC already at the school, pretty gutted I have to say. But hey ho they got into Whitgift go figure

mimbleandlittlemy Sat 16-Feb-13 12:07:40

Oh yes and well done Pure and all the others.

mimbleandlittlemy Sat 16-Feb-13 12:07:17

When I got home and read the Emanuel letter (just had banner headline read to me at work), I found ds has got a place at Emanuel but did not get the bursary we need so we can't take it up. He's pleased at least that he did get in even if he can't go. So near, but yet so far...

Tingo Sat 16-Feb-13 12:06:56

Thanks Stclemens and congratulations to your DS for having a good offer under his belt. After months if prep we are on 2 waiting lists. In limbo basically.

Marni23 Sat 16-Feb-13 10:12:26

That's great news! So pleased it's worked out well for you

Thank you! smile

stclemens Sat 16-Feb-13 09:48:53

aah fantastic news! I am really happy for you PureQ.

We had the offer letter from Emanuel this morning and ds1 is very very happy, it was his first choice school, that and Ibstock.

castlesintheair Sat 16-Feb-13 09:09:56

stclemens, DS got into KGS and we are thrilled. It is my favourite school (after KCS) and I totally agree with Copthallresident's lovely comments about it. I have a feeling it will become one of the "much harder" schools to get into soon.

We haven't heard from Emanuel either. I only know of one who has and the DC was offered a scholarship.

Copthallresident Fri 15-Feb-13 21:41:10

stclemens of course you feel that way as loving parent, I still feel a bit indignant Putney High didn't spot DD was a star at 4, but they missed out not her, she was way out of their league at 11 grin KGS actually punching above their weight in terms of Oxbridge etc, likes of LEH must be wondering......

stclemens Fri 15-Feb-13 21:24:13

oh Tingo I think you are definitely on the waiting list as we are clearly not!

stclemens Fri 15-Feb-13 21:22:26

thanks for all the advice. It was a definite no from Hampton and KCS. I do hate the feeling that DS has somehow not met a higher bar - I think it is more me than him tbh he will be happy at KGS I'm sure.

Congratulations on KGS, StClemens, a friend has a dd there, she is very happy.

I am hoping we shall at least be on a waiting list, and hear something after the deadline for acceptance passes.

Copthallresident Fri 15-Feb-13 20:46:00

stclemens NOOOOO Don't be disappointed, lovely school, happy pupils. DDs both think it is the school that seems to suit everyone who goes, more than any other school, they enable the pupils to achieve and they all love it. Wish I had not been seduced by league tables and green acres.......

Tingo Fri 15-Feb-13 20:01:15

Re. Hampton - is 'congratulations, you are on the waiting list' in reality just a 'no'?

KingscoteStaff Fri 15-Feb-13 19:34:34

DS has a yes from KCS. We are on the way out for pizza!

Now just the wait for the St Pauls interview...

stclemens Fri 15-Feb-13 16:48:59

So no from KCS and Hampton here but yes from KGS (phew). Bit disappointed but I guess it was meant to be.

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