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Has anyone heard from the South West London Independents?

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PureQuintessence Mon 21-Jan-13 21:31:33

Getting more and more nervous here.

Thinking especially about the Emanuel, KCS and Ibstock (well, have not done the exam for that yet so really just the first two...)

mimbleandlittlemy Fri 15-Feb-13 13:34:14

We heard today from Emanuel and it's another no for us so ds off to the comp up the road, however a whole lot of other friends haven't heard from Emanuel today as apparently they didn't get all the letters signed in time for the post yesterday so they didn't all go out (which I think is a bit shoddy to be honest but there you go). If you don't get the letter today Pure, that'll probably be why.

PureQuintessence Fri 15-Feb-13 14:10:23

We had the KCS "no" today, but that was expected. Otherwise the post has been and gone so nothing from Emanuel. Which means that the letter is going to come tomorrow, and ds is likely to pick up the post and be all eager. sad Oh well.

Marni23 Fri 15-Feb-13 14:58:54

Call them, they'll tell you over the phone. Someone we know didn't get letter today either and they rang. We didn't apply, but I think it's a bit crap that they couldn't get all letters out on same day-they've had long enough!

KingscoteStaff Fri 15-Feb-13 15:51:52

I can't bear it, I'm sitting here at work and the letter's on the mat!

Or in a Fulham sorting office...

therugratref Fri 15-Feb-13 16:03:11

I have not heard from Emanuel, but have an offer from Whitgift.

stclemens Fri 15-Feb-13 16:10:48

I can't understand why they don't just email - much easier!

stclemens Fri 15-Feb-13 16:48:59

So no from KCS and Hampton here but yes from KGS (phew). Bit disappointed but I guess it was meant to be.

KingscoteStaff Fri 15-Feb-13 19:34:34

DS has a yes from KCS. We are on the way out for pizza!

Now just the wait for the St Pauls interview...

Tingo Fri 15-Feb-13 20:01:15

Re. Hampton - is 'congratulations, you are on the waiting list' in reality just a 'no'?

Copthallresident Fri 15-Feb-13 20:46:00

stclemens NOOOOO Don't be disappointed, lovely school, happy pupils. DDs both think it is the school that seems to suit everyone who goes, more than any other school, they enable the pupils to achieve and they all love it. Wish I had not been seduced by league tables and green acres.......

PureQuintessence Fri 15-Feb-13 20:48:25

Congratulations on KGS, StClemens, a friend has a dd there, she is very happy.

I am hoping we shall at least be on a waiting list, and hear something after the deadline for acceptance passes.

stclemens Fri 15-Feb-13 21:22:26

thanks for all the advice. It was a definite no from Hampton and KCS. I do hate the feeling that DS has somehow not met a higher bar - I think it is more me than him tbh he will be happy at KGS I'm sure.

stclemens Fri 15-Feb-13 21:24:13

oh Tingo I think you are definitely on the waiting list as we are clearly not!

Copthallresident Fri 15-Feb-13 21:41:10

stclemens of course you feel that way as loving parent, I still feel a bit indignant Putney High didn't spot DD was a star at 4, but they missed out not her, she was way out of their league at 11 grin KGS actually punching above their weight in terms of Oxbridge etc, likes of LEH must be wondering......

castlesintheair Sat 16-Feb-13 09:09:56

stclemens, DS got into KGS and we are thrilled. It is my favourite school (after KCS) and I totally agree with Copthallresident's lovely comments about it. I have a feeling it will become one of the "much harder" schools to get into soon.

We haven't heard from Emanuel either. I only know of one who has and the DC was offered a scholarship.

PureQuintessence Sat 16-Feb-13 09:19:08

We had the offer letter from Emanuel this morning and ds1 is very very happy, it was his first choice school, that and Ibstock.

stclemens Sat 16-Feb-13 09:48:53

aah fantastic news! I am really happy for you PureQ.

PureQuintessence Sat 16-Feb-13 10:05:51

Thank you! smile

Marni23 Sat 16-Feb-13 10:12:26

That's great news! So pleased it's worked out well for you

Tingo Sat 16-Feb-13 12:06:56

Thanks Stclemens and congratulations to your DS for having a good offer under his belt. After months if prep we are on 2 waiting lists. In limbo basically.

mimbleandlittlemy Sat 16-Feb-13 12:07:17

When I got home and read the Emanuel letter (just had banner headline read to me at work), I found ds has got a place at Emanuel but did not get the bursary we need so we can't take it up. He's pleased at least that he did get in even if he can't go. So near, but yet so far...

mimbleandlittlemy Sat 16-Feb-13 12:07:40

Oh yes and well done Pure and all the others.

therugratref Sat 16-Feb-13 12:36:00

We did not get into Emanuel- despite having a DC already at the school, pretty gutted I have to say. But hey ho they got into Whitgift go figure

Elibean Sat 16-Feb-13 12:50:37

Wahey! Well done young Quint grin

I am still wonderfully far away from all this, and full of respect for those of you who have tackled the journey and survived - your LOs too!

dd2's BF's big sis just got a scholarship to Latymer Upper...she was convinced she'd failed.

Ladymuck Sat 16-Feb-13 14:13:20

"We did not get into Emanuel- despite having a DC already at the school, pretty gutted I have to say. But hey ho they got into Whitgift go figure" shockshockshock

I would be expecting to have an interesting discussion with the Head! Stunned schools are turning away feepaying siblings....

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