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A thread for anyone waiting for St paul's, City, NLC, Godolphin 11+ results 2017

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cdstandingnow Thu 02-Feb-17 08:35:23

Lots of helpful 11+ threads out there but here is a "sub thread" for anyone waiting for results from any of these 4 horribly competitive london day girls schools.

How did your girls find the written assessments, interviews? Have you applied to more than one of these schools? Any preferences if you have a choice? Hopefully this thread will help other parents in the same boat in subsequent years.

Do join in, bite nails together, share any insider info that you might have and hopefully celebrate all the outcomes on Friday, 10th!!!

cdstandingnow Thu 02-Feb-17 14:33:08


efrieze78 Fri 03-Feb-17 13:44:56

Hi - i'm not in the same position but thought I would say that I feel your pain. I did 7+ (twice) and the wait is painful but hopefully it will all be worth it in the end. My elder DD sat the 11+ internally at NLCS so I am still waiting for an "offer" letter next week but hopefully for us it will be a formality. There is always the chance it may not be!!!

horsemadmom Fri 03-Feb-17 15:11:50

You are safe to buy the purse and pinafore. NLCS sends flashing neon warnings well before year 2 if there is even a chance that a DD should look elsewhere.

DaisyRootsLondon Sat 04-Feb-17 14:41:22


We've applied to 3 "horribly competitive" West London schools. One of them interviews everyone, the other two DD got interviews at... it's hard to gauge how it went. As far as I can tell, by the time they get through the exams it's pot luck, really. (Unless perhaps they're outstanding musicians or sportswomen.)

DaisyRootsLondon Sat 04-Feb-17 14:42:54

SPGS and Godolphin from the ones on your list, though.

cdstandingnow Sat 04-Feb-17 15:11:45

Daisy, that's what i am wondering - whether the girls have been ranked from exams already and the "top" girls will be offered unless they come across very badly at interview which is unlikely! I cannot imagine any girl getting through spgs written exams who isn't also able to shine at interview.

DaisyRootsLondon Sat 04-Feb-17 16:17:39

I gather they try to get girls who are original thinkers and weren't tutored/coached to excess. If they stand out in any way (music, drama, sport, etc) it's probably a plus. They may take other factors into consideration. I'm getting stressed again just as I was getting over the 11+...

cdstandingnow Sun 05-Feb-17 15:33:55

I was hoping spgs was one of those schools who value academic ability above all else - their challenging assessment process suggests this. My daughter enjoys sport (B rather than A teams) music (grade 4 piano rather 5/6 distinction) etc but pretty bright. Not the type to have a reference from our Head glowing with a million achievements. Hope that's enough.

Did anyone get letters from Putney High this weekend? One able girl at our school did not get offered so it doesn't sound like an "easy" year so far.

cdstandingnow Tue 07-Feb-17 20:22:32

Most of the girls schools outside north london consortium - Putney High, Wimbledon High and LEH results are out now. I wonder why City and NLC didn't follow suit and release early. The suspense!!!

MN164 Wed 08-Feb-17 15:53:06

Friday 10th ..... is this week wink

highclere Wed 08-Feb-17 17:08:00

We are just waiting for SPGS now (only did 3 schools and none other on this thread). Nearly there... will be staking out our postie. Exciting times! Good luck

Biw Thu 09-Feb-17 19:43:56

We're waiting on NLC, Godolphin and City. Godolphin is a little too far for us to travel but my daughter fell in love at the open day and insisted on applying. City are emailing us I believe - does anyone know what time? NLC and I think St. Paul's are writing letters let's hope the post is behaving well.

cdstandingnow Thu 09-Feb-17 21:14:20

Hi everyone, not long to go now. It's been a long day.
Biw, City said they would email everyone at 10am and to contact them if you haven't heard by lunchtime. I really like the way they have communicated with us throughout the process. St Paul's, Godolphin and NLC are indeed writing. If you get a large envelope it's a yes, a small envelope means a no!

Let's hope Mr Postman is reliable tomorrow. Half term next week. The timing sucks. Would have been better to get all the results last week or even early this week.

Good luck everyone xxx

njshore Thu 09-Feb-17 22:54:07

Does anyone know whether G&L post was sent today so receive tomorrow or will it be sent in post tomorrow for Saturday delivery?

Biw Thu 09-Feb-17 23:41:54

All the schools say they will post today for arrival tomorrow. Carefully coordinated!

efrieze78 Fri 10-Feb-17 09:05:16

NLCS emailed today - but we are in Junior School already - maybe everyone else will get emails too?

Pradaqueen Fri 10-Feb-17 09:36:06

City emails are out. We have a yes so very relieved! SPGS is postal later I understand if anyone is waiting for that. Good luck to everyone today 🍀🍀🍀🍀

cdstandingnow Fri 10-Feb-17 10:47:23

We've got City too. Happy. .E-mail came through around 9.15am. I love their efficiency. Now waiting for spgs, NLC. Good luck everyone!

highclere Fri 10-Feb-17 20:13:28

Hi @cdstandingnow and others on this thread... congratulations and hope you got the results you hoped for!

NL2016 Fri 10-Feb-17 20:24:26

City or Godolphyn?

any views are appreciated! Godolphyn is 30 min away while City - 45, so not big difference and i work near Moorgate,

thank you!

cdstandingnow Fri 10-Feb-17 21:45:23

We got offers from all the schools applied except spgs. Disappointed but also relieved to have some good choices. Now mulling over City, Godolphin or NLC. NL2016 we are kind of in the same boat!
I believe City is academically quite a few notches above Godolphin but the latter has a more pleasant location/environment/facilities. Difficult decision.
Congrats everyone!

CrikeyGee Sat 11-Feb-17 11:11:45

Hi All

We are now choosing between Godolphin, Latymer Upper and Notting Hill and Ealing. We eel very lucky to be in this position & we never thought we would be so haven't prepared for this decision.

We like a Godolphin for its site and nurturing feel but we are worried it's full of the super rich.

We like LU for being co-ed and quite creative but I'm worried about the "cool" reputation.

Notting Hill feels lovely and very normal, less alpha-mum. But the faculties aren't as good.

If anyone has any experiences of these schools I'd love to hear them.

ealingwestmum Sat 11-Feb-17 12:30:13

Have pm'd you CrikeyGee

DiHappy Sat 11-Feb-17 13:28:27

We are in a similar position, really like LU in general but worried about the "cool" factor as well...

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