Godstowe Prep

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laujty Mon 03-Sep-18 10:00:25

We are from overseas and have applied Godstowe prep few years back for our daughter to start in Sept 2019 for Yr 2. I reached out to the school recently to follow up on our application and was advised that our daughter need to spend a day with the school before the Head can make the decision on the offer.

I read from their website that they are non selective and Mr Gainer from our last visit confirmed that as well. Is this assessment a standard process for overseas applicants? Or this is a new requirement? Anyone knows what to expect on that day? Thanks in advance for sharing information on this.

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wurzelburga Mon 03-Sep-18 10:11:24

I think that at this stage private schools are looking to see that your DD will be a good fit for the school - ie that she has no additional learning needs and that she can sit still, listen, follow instructions and socialise with the peer group. I would not worry too much about it.

I have a sneaky suspicion that they are also checking that the parents are not complete nightmares.

Squamish Mon 03-Sep-18 10:50:37

sounds very normal

NicolaMarlowsMerlin Tue 04-Sep-18 20:16:03

Yes this is normal. My dd joined when mr gainer was still there and they had this as standard. It’s a “fit” test rather than selection as they are clear they are non selective. Dd will have a super fun day and you will likely have place confirmed at the end of the day

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