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SW London Private and Grammar - applying for Year 7 in 2023 (Part VI)

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QuiteAJourney · 09/02/2023 21:11

Following from our previous thread (link below)

www.mumsnet.com/talk/secondary/4731973-sw-london-private-and-grammar-applying-for-year-7-in-2023-part-v?page=40&reply=123775541

Looking forward to continuing the journey together!

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bjmin · 09/02/2023 21:13

Thanks!

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QuiteAJourney · 09/02/2023 21:14

bjmin · 09/02/2023 21:13

Thanks!

That was fast!

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Lolakath19 · 09/02/2023 21:18

Here we go part VI

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Lolakath19 · 09/02/2023 21:19

Thanks @QuiteAJourney

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SamPoodle123 · 09/02/2023 21:20

Yes, I think it is a good idea to think of ways to support if dc do not get the offers they want or none at all. We already have one offer, so my plan would be to focus on that. Her first choice is G&L and tbh I have no idea if she has a chance for an offer or not! She will be disappointed if she does not get an offer. But she also really likes PHS so I think my plan is to focus on that and celebrate with her on all her hard work. I am hoping we will get lucky tomorrow though with a few offers :)

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Waitingwaitingwait · 09/02/2023 21:22

Thanks

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Daydreamscometrue · 09/02/2023 21:23

Thanks for the new thread!

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confu5ed · 09/02/2023 21:24

Good luck for tomorrow everyone! Keeping fingers crossed for you all!

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KindergartenKop · 09/02/2023 21:30

Thanks for the thread @QuiteAJourney

@justonecat your question about how to break bad news is tricky. My son did two 10+ exams and was unsuccessful in both. Obviously I just said we could try the 11+, which was some solace, but he was disheartened. I suppose you need to put a positive spin on the bad news if that is the case. You may need some thinking time in order to do this. I'm not going to remind my son that it's Fabulous Friday tomorrow, so I can come up with something positive without him demanding information! He might remember though ..

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Scotty12 · 09/02/2023 21:31

For those who have had offer emails already, what time of day did they come out?

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KindergartenKop · 09/02/2023 21:35

@Scotty12 between 4 and 6pm. Not what you wanted to hear, I know 😬

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Scotty12 · 09/02/2023 21:37

Thank you!! And no…not what I wanted to hear!! Waiting impatiently for tomorrow 😂

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Sass22 · 09/02/2023 21:38

Thank you so much for this amazing thread, you are all amazing!! All the support, kindness and love that has helped us all to get through this dreadful entrance exams. It really has helped me keep my sanity. I know that all our DC have done exceptionally well to get this far and we have to keep telling them how proud we are with them. Good luck for tomorrow ❤️

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Workhar · 09/02/2023 21:42

@QuiteAJourney Thanks for the 6th part. This thread has been super helpful.

All the best everyone! I believe we are more nervous than they are.

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QuiteAJourney · 09/02/2023 21:44

Scotty12 · 09/02/2023 21:31

For those who have had offer emails already, what time of day did they come out?

We have had 3 so far - anytime from 10 am to 4 pm. I do not think there is a pattern

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Scotty12 · 09/02/2023 21:45

QuiteAJourney · 09/02/2023 21:44

We have had 3 so far - anytime from 10 am to 4 pm. I do not think there is a pattern

Thanks! Best of luck to all.

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Ernern · 09/02/2023 21:46

Thanks @QuiteAJourney

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LondonMum20222 · 09/02/2023 21:46

Thanks for the new thread @QuiteAJourney - you have been a brilliant steward of these conversations all the way through!

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QuiteAJourney · 09/02/2023 21:47

LondonMum20222 · 09/02/2023 21:46

Thanks for the new thread @QuiteAJourney - you have been a brilliant steward of these conversations all the way through!

Thanks - you are too kind!

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Sunmoonstarr · 09/02/2023 21:48

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mootwo · 09/02/2023 21:48

Re passing on bad news my only tip is to remind them that the school they were applying for really wanted to give them a place, otherwise they wouldn’t have got this far. It’s just that some other kid got an extra question right on the day.

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HawaiiWake · 09/02/2023 21:52

KindergartenKop · 09/02/2023 21:30

Thanks for the thread @QuiteAJourney

@justonecat your question about how to break bad news is tricky. My son did two 10+ exams and was unsuccessful in both. Obviously I just said we could try the 11+, which was some solace, but he was disheartened. I suppose you need to put a positive spin on the bad news if that is the case. You may need some thinking time in order to do this. I'm not going to remind my son that it's Fabulous Friday tomorrow, so I can come up with something positive without him demanding information! He might remember though ..

@justonecat I wouldn’t go with the ‘bad news’ mind set but more like we doing option b…..the plan is….so looking forward to an exciting future and all the hard work was fab for Year 7 and preparing for secondary KS3…whichever school they join. Or if this is an option 13+?

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SamPoodle123 · 09/02/2023 21:55

Scotty12 · 09/02/2023 21:37

Thank you!! And no…not what I wanted to hear!! Waiting impatiently for tomorrow 😂

I think it depends on the school. I emailed FHSS and they said the email would come in the morning. G&L last year sent 10am, so assume the same tomorrow. Emaunel, I thought someone said noon?

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Tolacar · 09/02/2023 22:06

Thank you!!! Hoping to get off this waitiist wagon….

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LoveMyADHD · 09/02/2023 22:08

Thank you for new thread! 😍😘

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