Reserve list for 7+ prep....What are our chances?!

(32 Posts)
londonstressedmummy Fri 03-Feb-12 12:56:39

We've just found out that my ds is on the reserve list for CC school in London. He did really well to pass the exam and get to interview stage as his pre prep goes up until 8+ so didn't prepare him at all. We've been told there are a handful of boys on the list and now just have to be patient and wait to see if any of the definite places choose another school.
Does anyone have any experience of this? I just want to know either way, being in limbo is killing me and I just keep jumping everytime the phone rings!...Help!

CaringMom Sat 02-Feb-13 16:25:26

Is anyone holding more than one place at 8+ entry for WUS / CC / KCS ? Just wondered what chances were on reserve lists this year. Very anxious as possibility may come up this week !!

sandyliad Thu 19-Jul-12 11:46:47

Can someone enlighten me to what kind of careers you have in general to be able to afford the fees for cc etc. I find it difficult enough to afford the mortgage let alone manage 30-40k a year school fees lol.

vickystone Sat 18-Feb-12 10:33:48

oooo guys the waiting has just started for us. My DS is on the waiting list for 7+ at chigwell.Lets just say being in limbo does not even begin to describe our emotions at present. Congrats to you all who got in and hope your good luck rubs onto the rest of us still waiting.

Nordicmom Thu 09-Feb-12 14:40:27

Where did you get to sleepless ? Congrats!!!

londonstressedmummy Thu 09-Feb-12 14:29:31

Congratulations Sleeplesss! That's great news, so happy it worked out, the feeling of relief and euphoria is amazing isn't it? You just want to scream!! Well done to little man smile

sleeplessinSWLondon Thu 09-Feb-12 14:01:18

It's a yes! Can't wait to get home and tell him. So proud of my little man.

cherokee07 Thu 09-Feb-12 10:52:18

Nordicmom and london(less)stressed mummy: congratulations! the 7+ (i.e. Y3) teacher at CC are absolutely lovely -- warm and kind as well as excellent teachers -- and the boys have a wonderful time.

Nordicmom Thu 09-Feb-12 07:00:59

Ok well I guess we'll see you there in sep then . Congrats ! CC was our first choice so very happy to get a place...

londonstressedmummy Wed 08-Feb-12 20:23:38

Nordicmom we're 7+ as well!

Nordicmom Wed 08-Feb-12 19:34:08

London are you 7+ or 8+ for CC? We're 7+ and hoping to find out who's joining him there next sep !

sleeplessinSWLondon Wed 08-Feb-12 18:15:09

Well done londonstressed mummy! CC was not not the one we have our eyes on so maybe tomorrow or friday will bring good news for us.

impatientmum Wed 08-Feb-12 16:54:45

Congratulations londonstressedmummy! well done ...now you can relax! I hope we find out soon as well!

londonstressedmummy Wed 08-Feb-12 16:49:01

We got in! I can't believe they called my DH instead of me, all this time I was jumping every time the phone rang and they had his number not mine all along! We heard at around 2.30 so i got to surprise DS when I picked him up from school.

You were right correctmeifiamwrong it was today! they kept saying tomorrow maybe to get me off their backs! Hope it's good news for you too sleepless..and impatient mum. The waiting is really hellish and I hope it's over for you very soon smile

impatientmum Wed 08-Feb-12 14:58:10

We are also on a waiting list for wus for 7+. They did say they havent got all forms back and are waiting till tmrw to know how many places have been taken. Unfortunately just have to wait and see what happens. fingers crossed

Beenthereandnotnice Wed 08-Feb-12 14:41:53

Please also be aware that the preps over-offer - as I was told they over-offer like an aeroplane is overbooked on each flight. This means that they do take into account the fact that some people will turn them down. So just because you know people who have turned down offers, does not mean they will go to the waitlist angry

Best of luck to all though - it is absolutely hellish and then even worse when you get the letter saying that they are not moving to the waitlist.

Correctmeifiamwrong Wed 08-Feb-12 13:45:42

We are playing the waiting game too.

The deadline was supposed to be today (midday) but some people haven't actually bothered/managed to get their forms and cheques in.

If it was my school... I'd chop them off the list! What are they waiting for???

sleeplessinSWLondon Wed 08-Feb-12 13:31:16

DS doesn't have to leave his school yet so no worries there. He is, in fact, incredibly happy where he is so it seems somewhat mean to contemplate moving him! He has a best friend who is an absolute soul mate and who keeps him on his toes academically.

My main motivation is for him to join my older DS who is already at the school in question. For anyone with DS with places this year be warned none of these schools have any sibling priority so many younger brothers have been turned down.

Best of luck for tomorrow.

londonstressedmummy Wed 08-Feb-12 12:52:12

Azure, that would still be good news to save us going through it all next year! he only did the cc exam this year but next year he'll have to leave hi sore prep so if he doesn't get in this year we'll have to do at least 3 exams!

Sleepless the deadline's tomorrow, i called the school ( though worried they now think I'm too pushy!) i was told they'll start making calls in the morning so we really will be sleepless tonight! Good luck! I'm trying to get in the frame of mind that if it's meant to be it's meant to be, I was worried that if ds was borderline maybe he should wait until next year but a friend who's son's already at CC said there's usually only a mark in it between the boys that got definite places and the ones on the waiting list. Does your DS have to leave his pre prep this year? Nice to have someone else in the same boat as me (though not a great boat to be in!) smile

Correctmeifiamwrong Wed 08-Feb-12 12:27:38

Lunchtime today, isnt it?

sleeplessinSWLondon Wed 08-Feb-12 11:11:42

When is the CC acceptance deadline? Is it today or tomorrow?

Azure Wed 08-Feb-12 11:09:52

I know someone who finally got his 7+ place at CC (from the waiting list) a week after he returned to his prep school in September! Left the prep on the Friday, started CC on the Monday.

londonstressedmummy Wed 08-Feb-12 10:47:55

Thanks lalafifi, we find out tomorrow morning!

lalafifi Mon 06-Feb-12 22:21:09

Good luck !

Nordicmom Mon 06-Feb-12 21:06:41

We've just declined Kings and gone for CC so hopefully someone will be very happy soon to get our place!

londonstressedmummy Mon 06-Feb-12 13:30:08

Wow Elsjas well done to your DS, I guess it gives me a tiny bit of hope knowing there's at least one space at CC! it just depends how many are on the waiting list! do you mind me asking if you've let the schools know already? It would be interesting to know as they said they'd let as know at once if there was any movement.
I think you're right, they're so young that it doesn't bother them as much as we think, the CC exam day was so lovely DS said he had a blast! I think you made the right choice with KCS and going for a school close by as the commute is probably more of a problem than the pressure of school! At least he'll be close enough for playdates and I've heard a lot of the KCS boys are local too. I'm sure he'll be very happy there.

Tennismom thanks for your sweet words of comfort I needed it at the moment! smile

Sleepless I hope it works out for you and if the school is CC I'd love it if you could let me know if you get a call in the next few days, Good luck!

Now it's just waiting time!

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