RGS Guildford entrance 2013

(246 Posts)
BleakSpouse Wed 16-Jan-13 12:05:35

Anybody know if any rejection / second interview letters have yet been received?

IvySquirrel Tue 22-Jan-13 16:26:00

Good news here - DS2 has been invited to sit for scholarship papers next week! smilesmile
So proud and pleased for him, I took the letter when I went to collect him from school & he was ecstatic.

So sorry to hear it was a no for you labro, I really hope you find the right place for your DS.

Best of luck to those still waiting.

Lifeisontheup Tue 22-Jan-13 16:48:09

Racingheart My Ds was at RGS and is now doing straight Spanish at uni, just got some of his 2nd year results and he's heading for a first. smile smile I know that this isn't definitive but I think I'm allowed a little bit of pride (and a private little weep) plus it does mean that RGS is not just about sciences although he did do Maths and Physics at A level as well as Spanish.

JoanByers Tue 22-Jan-13 16:49:04

So sorry to hear that your son didn't get in labro.

There are quite a lot of options still open for 13+

Postman came here today (finally!) but nothing but a couple of bills and a pencil sharpener I'd ordered. I'm sure DS was borderline at best, so I would expect him to be back for an interview re his English if they were going to admit him.

trinity0097 Tue 22-Jan-13 17:21:10

Labro, the school I work at, south of Guildford, still has one or two places available for current yr 6s to join at 11+ or 13+, the entrance test was on Friday, but if you contact our registrar I'm sure she can sort something out if you are interested!

Labro Tue 22-Jan-13 17:25:13

What is the name of the school trinity?

trinity0097 Tue 22-Jan-13 17:46:42

Will PM it to you, otherwise the post will be pulled!

Labro Tue 22-Jan-13 17:49:18

Lol, thanks

Fayerfield Tue 22-Jan-13 18:23:45

OH Labro sorry to hear your news sad hope he does get in somewhere that you are both happy with...

Congratulations Ivysqyuirrel hope your DS does well smile

Getting nervous here as exam did not go well.....

Jiddle Tue 22-Jan-13 20:40:42

Sorry it wasn't the news you were hoping for Labro. But as it's 13+ you were going for, hopefully there will be other options for you and you have a bit of time to consider them.

Am hoping that DS will do well in his second interview but who knows? Roll on 18 Feb I say. The suspense is way too much for me.

Labro Tue 22-Jan-13 21:21:46

The biggest problem with so many now opting to pre test at 11 is that they are then effectively closing their lists 2 years early. Good luck to everybody with interviews and scholarship exams. DS is not looking forward to tomorrow as two other boys from his school took the exam and are the type to really gloat if they have got different news.

JoanByers Tue 22-Jan-13 21:27:01

First interviews were scheduled for today. It seems a bit primitive to b e communicating by post in this day and age. I hope everybody got their letters in time.

trinity0097 Wed 23-Jan-13 07:24:29

Quite a few of the schools that pre-test at 11 for 13 also have an option to pre-test at 12, they just don't make a big fuss about it as they would prefer to know at 11!

WorthTrying Wed 23-Jan-13 08:55:05

Labro, We are in the same unsuccessful situation as you - would it be OK for me to private message you - we are hoping to move into the Surrey area and so don't have local knowledge of schools! Obviously over-reached ourselves with RGS!

Fayerfield Wed 23-Jan-13 11:08:16

Worthtrying sorry to hear your bad news. Hope you get somewhere.

We are still holding on. Postman has just been and no NO letters...

Fayerfield - that is good news!
I went through this twice and the postman seemed to get later and later every day!

JoanByers Wed 23-Jan-13 13:31:27

no postie here yet.

racingheart Wed 23-Jan-13 13:56:07

Worthtrying, sorry to hear that.

No news here from postman.

Had Hampton interview today and news of a Reeds academic scholarship interview, so feeling more chipper.

Fayerfield Wed 23-Jan-13 14:01:16

Worthtrying that is fab re reeds smile

harrison1999purple you're right about the postie getting later!

surreygoldfish Wed 23-Jan-13 14:03:31

Joining in the waiting game. No postie here yet either - although we haven't had any post today! Hoping Ds1 will get a place to join his brother who's in first form. I'm trying hard to manage DS2 expectations....really not sure which way it's going to go.

IvySquirrel Wed 23-Jan-13 14:50:37

worthtrying sorry to hear it's bad news - hope you find the right place for your son.
racingheart great news about Reeds - I know a lovely lad who went there - now at Uni but used to babysit for us - certainly a good advert for the school!
More good luck going out to those still waiting.

Jiddle Wed 23-Jan-13 16:03:36

Can anyone tell me: is 18 Feb the posting date for offers (or rejections after second interviews) or is it the date they expect us to receive the letters?

Fayerfield Thu 24-Jan-13 12:15:37

Postman has just been and we have got through another day smile no no letter from RGS

Lifeisontheup Thu 24-Jan-13 12:38:27

Last time I spoke to anyone waiting (It was three years ago) the acceptance letters came at the beginning of half term which was the same as when my DS did the exam so you might have to wait awhile for the yes letters, the no's come much more quickly.
I did worry that a no had got lost in the post, not sure why they can't do it by email.

Fayerfield Thu 24-Jan-13 13:18:27

The may be letters seem to be out or should be as interviews this week. The No letters 13+ seem to be out but has anyone heard if the no letters for 11+ are out?

Labro Thu 24-Jan-13 15:57:05

The 13+ rejections were dated 21st if that helps. Think one other at DS school sat the exam for 11+, but don't know if hes heard anything yet.

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