RGS refusal - where do I look now?

(30 Posts)
Labro Tue 22-Jan-13 16:11:24

So, the no letter arrived.

Back to looking for 13+ entry for a boy currently in Yr 6 which doesn't do pre testing at 11 and can be reached easily from Guildford.

Co ed or single for a bright young man (who apparently isn't RGS material)

Hes registerwd at Reeds, but theres no guarantees in any of this it seems.

LIZS Wed 23-Jan-13 08:33:23

Labro you also need to get your current HM on the case too. A word from one head to another can reopen the registration lists although they may prefer to be the only choice. Having said that I've a feeling that St J's will have already pretested now ?

mummytime Wed 23-Jan-13 09:35:05

A friend of mine went from barely scraping a pass at 11 (a long time ago when the standard was easier) to getting a scholarship at 13.

I would also recommend having a serious conversation with the HM, and see what he suggests.

I do know one boy who was at 11 heading for St J's but now at 13 has decided on GA instead.

homebythesea Wed 23-Jan-13 12:56:47

St Johns are pre testing THIS WEEK - call them and see if they can squeeze your DS in - no harm in asking

Labro Wed 23-Jan-13 13:01:58

Have already asked homeby, the reply came through our director of studies that the list was closed.
Lizs - shalford way and keep going lol
happy - main ones are Brighton, Lancing etc
I have added issue of mouthy ex husband which some of the schools can't seem to work around, and saturday school is like waving a red flag at a bull!

happygardening Wed 23-Jan-13 13:38:43

Labro Brighton is only Mon-Frid day and boarding although if you live south Guildford and its not an area I know I suspect it would not be possible to commute to Brighton every day! Lancing is also day and boarding and less academic than Brighton but there would be Saturday school. But then if you DS went to RGS he could easily have been in a match on Saturday. Your head needs to very proactive after all he took your DS on and offered him a bursary and he needs to do all he can to assist you in finding the next appropriate school. I agree withLIZS one head talking to another head detailing your situation is much much better than you talking to a school. Do make sure he's fully aware of the difficulties you have with your ex partner sometimes men dont listen and fully grasp the situation heads have a lot to remember and you may need to carefully spell it out.

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