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Is it possible to differ 11+ place to 13+ ( independent school)?

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coldpotato Fri 21-Feb-20 18:57:36

If a child has an offer for 11+ and he school is 13+ is t possible to differ the entry to 13+ (including bursary award)? Thank you.

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ChicCroissant Fri 21-Feb-20 19:00:59

You'd have to ask the school concerned OP, especially about the bursary about deferral of the place. Have you got a definite offer from a school from the 11+ that also takes pupils at 13?

byfleetpuddles Fri 21-Feb-20 19:16:44

Normally it's a no

LIZS Fri 21-Feb-20 20:42:46

We were told not and would have to reapply. Some 13+ schools now preallocate deferred places at 11 though, subject to year 8 /CE performance, but that is normally earlier in the school year.

TheletterZ Fri 21-Feb-20 20:54:00

It will vary from school to school so without knowing the school concerned no one will be able to answer.

SwansGlide Fri 21-Feb-20 23:13:46

Why not ask the school if you can defer the place?

coldpotato Sat 22-Feb-20 07:59:54

Thank you. I feel it might be a risk with bursary award so trying to analyse before asking.

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LIZS Sat 22-Feb-20 08:16:02

I suspect they will want another pupil to have the benefit of the funding for the first two years so you risk losing it. Why do you hope to defer?

Needmoresleep Sat 22-Feb-20 08:16:55

Ask them

You don’t know if they made too many offers or too few. If the former they may say yes. Or if they are squeezed on bursary money so would not mind saving two years.

However my guess is that it is normally a no, and they would expect a good reason. Ie their first though may be that you want to keep your options open and may never show up.

AtMyDesk Sat 22-Feb-20 16:42:34

Speak to them. This will be entirely dependent on the school in question

ChicCroissant Sat 22-Feb-20 21:20:19

Why would you not want your child to go at 11? Is it because you want a different school really?

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