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...)

mimbleandlittlemy Wed 23-Jan-13 12:26:45

As Emanuel pre-interview everyone, they send out their offers/rejections on 14th February by post so you won't hear anything before that.

Don't know about KCS or Ibstock.

stclemens Wed 23-Jan-13 17:11:16

shall we handhold together? I think KCS said they would call for interviews next week so we'll know soon enough. We are also waiting on CLSB - as DS is doing 13+ he has yet to sit his Hampton exam.

I hear that some people are already getting letters through, ahead of the 14th feb date.

So, lets handhold!

St Clements, THIS or next week?

stclemens Wed 23-Jan-13 23:28:11

I think letters will go out from KCS wk beg 28th?

Thanks, I have by mistake thrown away the letters in a post exam excited flurry. hmm

OhDearConfused Thu 24-Jan-13 09:43:27

PureQ I hear that some people are already getting letters through, ahead of the 14th feb date.

Sorry - which school did you mean by that? KCS or CLSB?

None of these. I was just wondering if the rejection letters are sent out earlier, or the acceptance letters in case some turned their place down in order for more children further down the "waiting list" could get offers early.

Never done secondary admission before so not sure what to expect. Parents locally seem to have differing experiences.

castlesintheair Thu 24-Jan-13 14:19:01

PureQ, from my understanding (and current experience) a school might invite your DC for an interview and then you get the final judgement letter on 15th Feb (posted 14th). Some schools (Hampton and KGS for eample) send out a rejection letter at the same time as they make the interview calls/letter. So effectively it is a culling process in stages. I think KCS are calling this week for interviews next week with scholarship calls first. I am not sure if they also send out the first round of rejection letters at the same time but I am expecting it to be the case as they offer more places than they have.

Can you tell I have been thinking about this a lot wink?

So, if we dont hear anybody by end of tomorrow that means we were not successful for KCS?

hear anything not anybody hmm

stclemens Thu 24-Jan-13 15:54:03

sorry we are 13+ so we may be on a slightly different timetable (was your exam 19 Jan?), but my understanding is that we won't hear until next week about interviews (or not) - I will check the letter when I get home. It sounds like you won't know on Emanuel until the 14th though.

Yes, the exam was the 19th. He says he did not do as well as he hoped, so we dont really have any expectations.

stclemens Thu 24-Jan-13 15:57:43

so it depends on which schools - on their stated timetable, CLSB is actually later than KCS at calling for interviews despite the fact that their exam was earlier.

stclemens Thu 24-Jan-13 16:01:09

DS said the maths was easy! which always makes me worry as writing is not his strength....

DS did not think that maths was easy at all, he said he figured he only managed 75% correct. I reckon there will be plenty of kids who sail through it and get everything right. Only 11 places for 11+ I understand, and hundreds of kids sitting the exam.

kingstontwinmummy Thu 24-Jan-13 16:20:32

We got a phone call from KCS for being invited an interview this morning.
They are now sending the results!
It was to my DH's phone, which I didn't expect at all!

Regarding the test last Saturday, my DS said maths was okay(his strong subject though), eng was quite tough. so, no idea where he stands, but phew...am glad he has reached this far. smile

tomtommum Thu 24-Jan-13 16:41:57

was that for 11+ or 10+ ? my DS sat 10+ but I am not wildly optimistic......

kingstontwinmummy Thu 24-Jan-13 16:45:58

it was an 11+ exam. maybe they have a different timetable for 10+.

Well done for getting this far Kingstonmummy!

stclemens Thu 24-Jan-13 21:06:34

great news - well done.

tomtommum Fri 25-Jan-13 12:56:44

i've just spoken to admissions at KCS and they are notifying 10+ parents all the way up to next Friday (1st Feb), so the very kind lady said if we hadn't heard anything by then to assume its a no.....

tomtommum Fri 25-Jan-13 12:57:23

ps and congratulations Kingstonmummy on getting The Call !

castlesintheair Fri 25-Jan-13 13:39:45

tomtommum, do you know if that applies to 11+ too?

Well done Kingstonmummy and DS.

I hope it applies to 11+ too....

I feel like the worst mum in the world putting my son forward for KCS, with so few places available and so many applicants.

But I guess the same could be said for Ibstock and Emanuel too. And he has his last exam tomorrow. I just want to wrap him in cotton wool and feed him chocolate and ice cream. Go through all this, with the possibility of not getting any offers. sob.

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