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loopymum888 Fri 05-Jan-18 12:42:03

Hi DS sat 11+ for Hampton boys on 3rd Jan.
has anyone heard back with interview offers.
feeling very anxious

prefertobedrinkingchampagne Fri 05-Jan-18 14:10:47

Not yet - quite soon after the exam though still. Think scholarship interviews are next week then general interviews the following week so it might be a while yet

g1itterati Fri 05-Jan-18 14:22:12

When DS sat 4 years ago, they call boys to interview in "batches" by their schools. So I would only worry if you know of other boys from your DS' school who have heard. The primary / prep school may know before you receive the letter. DS had his Hampton interview on the same day and time as about 5 other boys from his prep. They do it by school, but I think we heard no more than a week after the exam (I remember it was the same day as the Latymer Upper exam). Good luck!

SheilaFentiman Fri 05-Jan-18 20:04:21

I don't think they will be setting up any 'regular' interviews yet, which are from Sat 13th onwards, as there is such a short turnaround for the scholarship interview sessions, which start early next week.

loopymum888 Tue 09-Jan-18 10:53:42

thank you for the messages.

Im assuming interview letters should come this week as they are interviewing from Saturday onwards. feeling so anxious

Tolacar Tue 09-Jan-18 11:08:33

I'm also waiting to hear from Hampton....the waiting is awful!

sazzy5 Tue 09-Jan-18 13:01:15

When my son got called back it was about half of those that took the exam. There will be a lot interviewed that don’t get offered a place. There are a few that have 10+ offers and some already offered from a feeder school. So we worked out there were very few spaces left when you consider the scholarship offers too. Good luck, fingers crossed.

loopymum888 Tue 09-Jan-18 13:19:21

Thank you sazzy5

Mumtogremlins Tue 09-Jan-18 15:18:05

Can anyone remember what they ask the boys in the Hampton interview? They say it's about 20 mins which is quite scarily long!

g1itterati Tue 09-Jan-18 18:10:25

At DS' 11 plus interview they asked him whether Hampton was his first choice school and why (say yes and have a good reason)! They asked him what books he liked to read and his favourite subjects. I remember they also asked him what he thought made a good lesson. Apart from that, it was chitchat about hobbies.
I think five from his school were interviewed in the same format and they were all offered places. DS went elsewhere though.

g1itterati Tue 09-Jan-18 18:17:14

Oh and they also asked him, "What do your parents do?"

FernetBranca Tue 09-Jan-18 20:09:23

Yes, my DS was asked that as well at an interview at Hampton about 5 years ago and I thought it was a pernicious and pointless question. I was really cross actually when I heard.

Mumtogremlins Tue 09-Jan-18 21:39:45

Thanks, that helps a bit. I think I'd be annoyed at the parent question too

Tolacar Wed 10-Jan-18 10:13:32

Has anyone heard about interviews yet?

Tolacar Wed 10-Jan-18 12:36:24

Just received interview letter in the post. Hope you have good news too. 🤞🤞

mihoney2018 Fri 12-Jan-18 22:02:17

Hi, after an anxious week, my son got the letter today. She is so happy. Do people get asked about general affairs, or is it mostly personal life, friends, hobbies, etc? Can anyone share any info on the meeting with the Headteacher for parents? Many thanks!

Tolacar Thu 18-Jan-18 21:04:25

How did the interview go mihoney2018? DS has his on Tuesday. What was the parents bit like?

Ffffffffffffff202899554 Fri 26-Jan-18 19:23:14

Any tips for questions? Really scared...

Secretsquirrel11 Mon 29-Jan-18 20:48:06

My DS got called for scholarship interview. Do you know what % fee reduction is possible? Some old posts state that their DS had 50% off so I was wondering how this could be possible.

Sunshine5050 Mon 29-Jan-18 21:20:43

Hi, pls can you clarify if this is for 13plus as 11plus were 3 weeks ago? I wonder if the %'s vary?

Sunshine5050 Mon 29-Jan-18 21:23:11

Just to add at 11plus Hampton are competing with grammar school places esp Tiffin so discount may be more.

Secretsquirrel11 Mon 29-Jan-18 21:53:42

Hi sunshine5050 it’s for 11+

Sunshine5050 Mon 29-Jan-18 22:15:14

Yes I think the discount can be sizeable.

Ragstorags Mon 05-Feb-18 12:07:49

Anxiously waiting for news on 13+ entry. Interview was done last week. Does anyone know if Yes and No's are both received on the 9th? Or do the No's go out first? confused

sazzy5 Mon 05-Feb-18 12:20:15

I know 2 that got scholarships last year one was 20% the other was less. HTH

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