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Dulwich 11+ 2019

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Bab7love Fri 11-Jan-19 13:06:03

Did anyone hear from Dulwich? The exam was on Monday, wondering when they send the letters for interview?

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faw2009 Fri 11-Jan-19 18:04:02

Not heard either!

AnotherNewt Fri 11-Jan-19 18:15:06

Dulwich telephone as well as sending the written version. Phone call often (usually? always?) precedes the letter

They're fairly prompt, but I don't know when it'll happen this year. Calls may be made in the evenings (school has a boarding component, and a core of staff work well into the evenings).

BTW: if your boy starts this September, then he'll catch the final term of the 400th anniversary commemoration.

GreenPeas Fri 11-Jan-19 19:40:11

We got a callback last night for a Monday interview - they said we’d get the letter confirming tomorrow (Sat). Assumed it was an early call bcs our surname is near the front of the alphabet!

Bab7love Sat 12-Jan-19 12:25:37

Didn’t receive a phone call, but delighted to say received a letter this morning saying Ds is invited for an interview next Friday.

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faw2009 Sat 12-Jan-19 12:49:51

Many congratulations to you both! No letter here - post erratic sad

Bondiboo74 Sat 12-Jan-19 15:25:23

Letter for interview arrived here this morning too. We weren’t expecting it so it was a lovely surprise!

faw2009 Sat 12-Jan-19 16:20:38

Ahhh, well done to your son. Unfortunately the post did arrive but Dulwich said no. Luckily didn't have our hearts set on it! Wishing you all good luck with your interviews.

Bab7love Sat 12-Jan-19 17:13:37

Sorry to hear faw2009. Hope your ds gets an offer from a school that he will be very happy at. Best of luck.

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trulymadlykids123 Sat 12-Jan-19 21:29:30

We got a letter this morning for an interview next week! (no phone, mind) Thrilled for my son. Good luck to all those being interviewed next week

Bab7love Sun 13-Jan-19 08:23:17

Does your letters mention anything about scholarship? Is there such thing as scholarship and general interviews?

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Bondiboo74 Mon 14-Jan-19 18:04:30

Greenpeas how did the interview go?

JCDaddy Mon 14-Jan-19 20:07:04

We got a call today for interview tomorrow. Very impressive with the speed.

Bondiboo74 Mon 14-Jan-19 20:22:40

Congrats JCDaddy. We are there tomorrow afternoon

turboturtle Mon 14-Jan-19 20:40:19

Congrats Bondiboo74. Does that mean you have interviews at T and Dulwich? Impressive.
Certainly a good sign if he's done well enough to get interviews at both. Which school is closer to you?

Bondiboo74 Mon 14-Jan-19 20:47:30

Thanks turtle. Interviews at Dulwich, Trinity and Whitgift! My DS has amazed us all!

Bondiboo74 Mon 14-Jan-19 20:48:18

Oh and T is closest to us but DH is ex Dulwich

JCDaddy Mon 14-Jan-19 20:53:04

Thanks Bondiboo74, we will be there in the morning. Good luck to all!

GreenPeas Mon 14-Jan-19 21:07:03

Hello Bondiboo74 - it went really smoothly, thanks. DS was nervous but very quickly reassured by the students helping out. It was as described - discussion around a text and some general questions. Now fingers crossed!
Good luck to all those going in this week!!

Bondiboo74 Mon 14-Jan-19 21:14:03

Thanks GreenPeas. Glad it went well. Yes, definitely fingers crossed for all!

turboturtle Mon 14-Jan-19 21:52:23

Bondiboo74, I hope you have the nicest of dilemmas come mid-Feb.
From my experience, any boy that got interviews at 3 were offered all 3. They're all good schools, but have their differences which will suit one boy over another.
Best of luck to you and everyone else on this thread. xx

Bondiboo74 Tue 15-Jan-19 08:24:09

Thanks turtle. Fingers crossed for everyone

MrsPatmore Tue 15-Jan-19 11:25:13

Ds had a phone call and had an interview on the first day I think. We have an early alphabet surname. His friend (also same surname) had a letter for a later in the week interview. Both offered places but ds offered good scholarship (we were bursary candidates too). I think they offer the high scoring/bursary candidates the initial interviews (although just speculation here from the people we met on the day).

MrsPatmore Tue 15-Jan-19 11:27:06

Also, from our school, practically everyone who interviewed was offered a place. I don't think DC over offer by very much so roughly interview as many candidates as they think will accept/have places for.

Bab7love Mon 21-Jan-19 13:23:53

We had our interview last Friday. I find it so hard to wait for the result. Also my son is completely in love with the school so he will be devasted if doesn’t get in.

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