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Independent Entrance Exams: What to wear? (SW London)

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PureQuintessence Fri 11-Jan-13 19:35:58

The information says school uniform for interviews, but what about the exams, if they are conducted on a Saturday?

therugratref Fri 11-Jan-13 19:39:24

Mine did Whitgift yesterday, a few in uniform. Vast majority smart casual.

PureQuintessence Fri 11-Jan-13 19:48:50

So maybe smart casual seeing as it is Saturday?

therugratref Fri 11-Jan-13 19:51:11

I would go for that. Which school?

PureQuintessence Fri 11-Jan-13 19:52:30


basildonbond Fri 11-Jan-13 19:52:44

Clothes would be good grin

Basically anything comfy and practical -e.g. chinos & shirt but what's really important is how well they do in the exam so if your dc has a 'lucky' sweatshirt then that would be fine (I'd probably draw the line at hot pants and heels ...)

PureQuintessence Fri 11-Jan-13 19:54:38

Child is a 10 year old boy, so I doubt hot pants and heals would ever cross his mind! grin

Hulababy Fri 11-Jan-13 19:55:10

DD is going for an entrance exam tomorrow (not down south though) and the letter says they don't need to wear uniform. Think DD says she is going to wear maybe leggings and a tunic type topic, but not sure. Just going for comfortable - not dressing up or anything.

therugratref Fri 11-Jan-13 19:56:32

My older Ds is at Emanuel- Smart casual is fine. Good luck- My Ds is very very happy.

FatalFlowerGarden Fri 11-Jan-13 20:12:11

Ds wore t-shirt, sweater and jeans yesterday for Whitgift exam. Some boys were in school uniform but many were v casual. They just need to be comfy, imo.

Therugratref - come and join us on the Whitgift thread grin

therugratref Fri 11-Jan-13 20:22:39

Where is the Whitgift thread? -Did a search but the threads were all old ones

FatalFlowerGarden Fri 11-Jan-13 20:25:59


PureQuintessence Fri 11-Jan-13 20:38:27

He has selected his favourite "skate park" checked casual shirt, and beige chinos, think he will be fine...

Emanuel is my top choice, so keep fingers crossed. Even ds2 loved it there, especially the art department.

helpyourself Fri 11-Jan-13 20:42:44

'As square as you dare' grin definitely for interview!

olgafromthevolga Fri 11-Jan-13 22:18:35

Does anyone know what time they need to be at Emanuel tomorrow? I have lost the letter with details!

sausagesandwich34 Fri 11-Jan-13 22:20:25

DD's potential school they aren't allowed to wear school uniform -are told smart/casual

-she is 11, she has sloppy or wedding clothes! gah!

WillColbert Fri 11-Jan-13 22:47:02

Olga - letter says they should be there by 8:40 (for the entrance exam for year 7). Good luck everyone.

PureQuintessence Fri 11-Jan-13 22:55:59

We intend to be there for 8.30 ish. Ds1 is STILL awake. In his bed, unable to sleep. He came down with a "lip bleed" moments ago, and needed new pillow case, sympathy and lip cream.


Labro Sat 12-Jan-13 01:07:10

Had the same problem here with no sleep! RGS test tomorrow, ds didn't fall asleep until nearly 11 after pathetically crawling into my bed and declaring he was 'too nervous' to sleep!

papalazaru Sat 12-Jan-13 04:37:59

Might be a bit too late but melatonin works well helping kids to sleep. My paediatrician recommended it for those times when the kids are a little too revved up. Not sure if you can get it in the UK though... It didn't used to be available. Good luck with all the exams and sleeping!!

Labro Sat 12-Jan-13 09:32:17

Now the waiting until this afternoon!

PureQuintessence Sat 12-Jan-13 14:45:25

Yes, that was that...

hardboiled Sat 12-Jan-13 14:54:29

Well, at Emanuel it didn't really matter what DS wore as he sat in the sports hall which he said was freezing so he had to keep his winter coat on all through the exam! All he can talk about is how cold he felt...You'd think they would care to warm the place up...It is a place designed to be moving about and sweating and not sitting at a desk...!

PureQuintessence Sat 12-Jan-13 14:56:52

Did he do the exam today?
Ds sat in a small room with just 10-15 other children, he was quite comfy. But he was wearing a t shirt with a V neck so would be warm.

hardboiled Sat 12-Jan-13 15:12:45

Yes pure, it was today. In their sports hall. Hundreds of DC in rows... Good luck to your DS!

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