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King Edward VI Southampton

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Westernisle Tue 12-Jul-11 20:09:06

Anyone know how competitive it is to get into?

Both 11+ and 6th Form


TalkinPeace2 Tue 12-Jul-11 23:50:14

at 11 - for scholarship very for normal pretty - most of the kids ship in from outside Southampton.
6th form - the state schools round here (other than catholic) only go to GCSE so a fair few academic ones go in then.

Westernisle Wed 13-Jul-11 08:26:51

Ah so not impossible if not applying for scholarship, but not a given at any level then?

gramercy Wed 13-Jul-11 10:33:54

It's selective, but not very.

As the state schools (outside the city) are very good, there's not the panic to escape the state system that you'd get in, say, London.

A couple of children went from ds's year; ds told me they were in the middle maths set so in theory there were 30 of their primary school peers who were more able.

In fact a local prep school head told me (as I was doing a bit of covert spying!) that as long as a child isn't dim they can get them into King Edward's.

Westernisle Wed 13-Jul-11 17:01:09

Oh that's good gramercy - that takes pressure off. My ds is currently at grammar school and wants to go there for 6th form, so that should hopefully be okay.

Our dd is currently only year 2, but we would like her to go there for all of secondary. Currently in top set of prep school, but like i say only year 2, but hopefully not in the dim category, so not being unrealistic going for it.

TalkinPeace2 Wed 13-Jul-11 22:42:37

I've nothing against KES - I have friends with kids there and friends who teach there - BUT if you live to the North of Southampton, the State secondaries are darn near as good.
Stroud kids tend to stay in private
HCS kids seem to flow back and forth to the Romsey secondaries (unlesstheir parents live on the WAterside)
I'm not able to afford the fes but freinds who can, choose to spend that money on riding, sailing and holidays!

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