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KCJS 7+ Reserve List

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shoutymcshoutsmum Sat 31-Jan-15 11:55:20

Hi everyone. I am going slowly crazy waiting to find out whether my DS will be able to go to KCJS in September. I thought I would post and see if I can garner any advice/words of support/know-how whilst I wait and wait and wait xx

shoutymcshoutsmum Sun 01-Feb-15 09:08:22

I am now hoping that the fact that this thread is unanswered that it means that the 7+ Reserve List at KCJS is very small. You've got to take reassurance in this stressful process wherever you can ;)

Bonsoir Sun 01-Feb-15 09:10:21

I cannot help you but didn't want to leave your thread unanswered as I am also going through a long and slow application process (11+ in Paris) and know how excruciating it is! Hold tight!

shoutymcshoutsmum Sun 01-Feb-15 09:19:30

Thanks Bonsoir. It's a very lonely process - my DH finds it boring and doesn't want to talk about it and I don't mention any of it to my DS because I am trying to protect him from the whole thing. Good luck in Paris .

wandymum Sun 01-Feb-15 09:25:27

If I were you I'd e-mail them and ask what number you are on the wait list. My DS didn't get in but they were very helpful when I asked for feedback and replied straightaway with his scores and advice on whether applying next year would be realistic.

Also lots of boys will have applied to WUS and CC too and got offers from more than one so the list should move quite a lot next Thurs when the deadline for acceptances arrives.

shoutymcshoutsmum Sun 01-Feb-15 09:35:45

Thanks Wandymum. I called but all they would say is that DS had done really well in the tests and that the head would decide who got in from the reserve list next week and inform the admin team who to phone up. No hints re numbers on list or where he was or anything. Very friendly though!

Did you get useful feedback?

wandymum Sun 01-Feb-15 14:38:57

V useful thanks. DS's test scores were easily high enough to get in (they said he ranked about mid way through the boys who got offers) but he apparently 'struggled to follow instructions' at the assessment day. He's a total daydreamer so not surprised and makes me think he'd have struggled there had he got in. He's young for the year and just not mature enough socially yet.

amyfowler Sun 01-Feb-15 14:47:58

Shouty.. Not long now. I am told by Monday lot of people will confirm either way.
I think a bit of more clarity would have been really helpful in these stressful times. I think all this wait has aged me by good 5 years.. I think by Monday you will know. I am accepting kcs tomorrow. Sorry I know not very helpful ..

shoutymcshoutsmum Sun 01-Feb-15 14:54:12

That's amazing feedback Wandy! Do you think you'll reapply next year? Ps How did your DS react when you told him he wasn't moving this time?

mumteacher Sun 01-Feb-15 18:05:21

If it helps one of students holding multiple offers will turn down kcjs.
Being on the waiting list is like no man's land, really tough not knowing. Hang in there x

mertonmama Sun 01-Feb-15 18:28:18

Shouty - DS2 got in off the wait list at 7+. They only wait list boys who are up to the required standard and often these tend to be summer borns. They don't wait list that many so your situation is very hopeful!

As others have said, many boys who'll have received a KCJS offer this week will have got other offers and will turn one, two or more down - that's why all the schools need waiting lists!

The schools will have over offered but have to be careful not to over over offer. In DS1's year KCJS took an extra class because of this and went deep into the waiting list.

So phone the admission secretary (all the staff are lovely and completely professional) and make it clear KCJS is your first choice. I wouldn't expect a call before the acceptance deadline though. They'll wait until they know exactly what the situation is before phoning anyone. We were called 5 mins after the acceptance deadline had elapsed.

Best of luck to you and others who are fretting!

shoutymcshoutsmum Sun 01-Feb-15 19:03:19

Thanks everyone. Going to go and have a stiff drink....

shoutymcshoutsmum Tue 03-Feb-15 10:43:03

Tick tock tick tock. Two more sleeps to go.... This process is not for the faint-hearted!

shoutymcshoutsmum Wed 04-Feb-15 09:13:21

Has anyone heard whether kcjs has started making waiting list calls for 7+? Someone suggested that was the case this morning but sounded like it was hearsay. I am now panicking!

wandymum Wed 04-Feb-15 10:02:48

I was talking to a KCJS mum this morning. Apparently, they'll start calling up wait list candidates tomorrow. She said it has been all anyone has been talking about at the school gates as lots of siblings have been wait listed this year. Best of luck shouty!

shoutymcshoutsmum Wed 04-Feb-15 10:28:23

thanks Wandymum

amyfowler Wed 04-Feb-15 10:38:57

shouty.. I am told by a friend two more friends option for CC declining KCJS. I am sure the wait list is going to move in a big way soon..

shoutymcshoutsmum Wed 04-Feb-15 11:19:13

Thanks Amy. Fingers crossed they didn't overoffer by a huge amount. Gulp..

shoutymcshoutsmum Wed 04-Feb-15 19:26:52

One gin and tonic down...

shoutymcshoutsmum Thu 05-Feb-15 12:37:22

Kings have just said they won't be phoning people on the reserve list till tomorrow sad

shoutymcshoutsmum Thu 05-Feb-15 16:17:25

He's in Amy so I'll see you there!

amyfowler Thu 05-Feb-15 16:19:54

So happy for you shoutymum.. It's a great relief.. See you soon

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