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Kingston Grammar 11+

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mondaygirl Tue 14-Jan-14 13:55:13

Does anyone know how many sat the 11+ exam this year for Kingston Grammar, and when you can expect to be called back for an interview?

reddidi Wed 29-Jan-14 01:05:00

From the information emailed to 11+ applicants:

Offers will be sent by first class post on:

Tuesday 4th February 2014 for girls
Thursday 13th February 2014 for boys

All acceptances are due by noon on Wednesday 5th March 2014.

Note there is a separate thread for 10+ handholding.

wheresthebeach Wed 29-Jan-14 09:23:10

A friend has had a Surbiton High offer so they are def winging their way across London

Chooknhook Wed 05-Feb-14 07:10:34

Has anyone had the post today? shockMy nerves are so frayed...

irisha Wed 05-Feb-14 12:56:39

Yes, we just had the post, literally half an hour ago with offer for DD. They post girls' offers earlier (I think yesterday was the official posting date).

Chooknhook Wed 05-Feb-14 13:03:11

Congratulations irisha!
You must be absolutely delighted.
Still no sign of our postman...

irisha Wed 05-Feb-14 13:16:16

Thank you Chooknhook,

We are, of course, delighted, but a) a bit number since this process is so draining that you kind of become apathetic by the end of it (and we still have to wait for 14th re other schools); b) head change is a concern. Although I had a conversation a few days ago with someone who claims knowledge of the recruitment process (and he did seem to know a lot about all the heads and heads changes) and he says that KGS was absolutely inundated with applications and had a huge pool to choose from - and the new head is supposed to be very good. My concern of course is that he doesn't seem to have experience in the private sector and comes from a boy's school rather than co-ed or mix of experiences (I think Sara Fletcher's CV before KGS was a lot more exciting).

We'll see. Fingers crossed for you. They certainly sent the letter so whatever the outcome you'll know soon enough. The wait is an absolute killer!

Shootingatpigeons Wed 05-Feb-14 13:32:27

The buzz inside the school about the new Head is very positive. I am not sure of the origin but he seems to have impressed staff, students or both. Also I think Sarah Fletcher has been amazing, by far the most impressive Head at all these schools but she had a very solid bedrock in terms of the staff. A lot of continuity. When my DDs applied it was the previous rather dry business like Head, a delegator, but that sense that the school is encouraging and happy was there then as well.

ClaraMaugham Wed 05-Feb-14 20:53:35

DD was offered a place! So pleased - we really love the school and hear such good things about it. Chooknhook did your post ever come? Ours was really late as well - so stressful!

CountessDracula Fri 07-Feb-14 13:40:26

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

CountessDracula Fri 07-Feb-14 13:41:10

Oh and congrats to your dd Irisha - mine is starting there is Sept too (from 10+ last year)

reddidi Fri 07-Feb-14 14:35:08

Is it OK to quote verbatim from another publication? From the subscription only part of another site?

CountessDracula Fri 07-Feb-14 14:53:14

Oh I don't know, maybe not - I'll report myself

Though to be fair the school themselves quote from it in their prospectus online...

castlesintheair Fri 07-Feb-14 15:26:16

Thanks for posting that CD. That is very encouraging to read.

Congratulations to everyone's DCs that got in this year and good luck for next. See you on the 11+ 2015 thread!

ClaraMaugham Fri 07-Feb-14 15:53:29

Ooh he sounds lovely! Have such a good vibe about the school...

Shootingatpigeons Fri 07-Feb-14 18:47:35

It sounded to back up the buzz around the school

reddidi Tue 11-Feb-14 00:58:07

I see that the much-liked Mr Dunlop, the First Year's Head of Year, is also leaving.

CountessDracula Tue 11-Feb-14 08:48:04

Apparently he has the headship of a prep school, is moving with his family, unrelated to the head leaving. His deputy (who has been there a while) is replacing him as head of Y7.

reddidi Sat 15-Feb-14 17:49:01

Were you all parents of girls or did anyone get news yesterday?

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