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2 hours ago, WrapsnBows said:

Was it your DS at the last audition?

Yes - we were at the last audition! Were you there too?! Would be very interested to know if they delivered any no’s as the children haven’t had the opportunity to audition again - I am assuming a looooong reserve list. Would very much love this opportunity for DS.

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Sorry - I think I’ve got my message confused - realise the MDS places have all been allocated and they’re waiting for people to confirm  - just wondered if the remaining children who were on the call back list are all on the reserve list or if some got a no thank you. Just trying to ascertain how long the reserve list is. 😬

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2 minutes ago, SpinningBoy said:

Yes - we were at the last audition! Were you there too?! Would be very interested to know if they delivered any no’s as the children haven’t had the opportunity to audition again - I am assuming a looooong reserve list. Would very much love this opportunity for DS.

Yes all boys on that day looks like reserved list as my lad knew the other two lads and they are reserves too, fingers crossed though I suppose we won’t get any more info till after the 17th April as tring and Elmhurst auditions were this week for lower school, so depending on them and who has been given a place at RBS so hopefully there will be some movement over the next few weeks 

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On 19/03/2020 at 22:52, Betty’s mum said:

@Miss Tutu Oh yes most definitely, she just loves the place.

@Calea I am sure some people will turn down through offers elsewhere, I presume it will be a few days for results from Tring  & Elmhurst come out, that is when people can decide I suppose. We are lucky it is our closest school so very happy. Fingers crossed 🤞 you hear good news soon. 

Its a fabulous school its my daughters first choice too  x

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On 21/03/2020 at 12:37, Miss Tutu said:

Its a fabulous school its my daughters first choice too  x

Yes its my daughter first choice to unfortunately we are on the waiting list 😪  congratulations to everyone who got the MDA xx

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I wonder how many MDS have been awarded and how many on reserve list. We would have had an idea how many people had been offered if we had been there today but now we have no idea! 

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44 minutes ago, Milzmam said:

I wonder how many MDS have been awarded and how many on reserve list. We would have had an idea how many people had been offered if we had been there today but now we have no idea! 

Unfortunately it’s all in the hands of tring and Elmhurst where we are on the waiting list ....... fingers crossed for every one xx   

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I know that in 2018 around five or six of DD’s classmates got an MDS off the reserve list for year 7 as others accepted places elsewhere. Hang in there 🤞🏻

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@margarite - thank you for this - gives us all some hope! 😀
 

Most importantly - wishing everyone stays safe and well! 🥰

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21 hours ago, margarite said:

I know that in 2018 around five or six of DD’s classmates got an MDS off the reserve list for year 7 as others accepted places elsewhere. Hang in there 🤞🏻

Do you know of any years 9-10 hopefuls from Hammond getting MDS from reserve list?! I have hope in bucket loads, but my patience can be measured in a thimble! 😂

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1 hour ago, SpinningBoy said:

Do you know of any years 9-10 hopefuls from Hammond getting MDS from reserve list?! I have hope in bucket loads, but my patience can be measured in a thimble! 😂

I know how you feel, I am exactly the same. My dd is trying for funding for year 10.

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46 minutes ago, Milzmam said:

I know how you feel, I am exactly the same. My dd is trying for funding for year 10.

good luck @Milzmam Are you looking at any other schools? My son is looking for a year 9 place at Hammond only. We'll see what happens after 17 April. It's difficult to have anything to look forward to at the moment. The days are very looooooong!

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On 21/03/2020 at 12:05, WrapsnBows said:

Yes all boys on that day looks like reserved list as my lad knew the other two lads and they are reserves too, fingers crossed though I suppose we won’t get any more info till after the 17th April as tring and Elmhurst auditions were this week for lower school, so depending on them and who has been given a place at RBS so hopefully there will be some movement over the next few weeks 

Looks like Tring have released their MDS. Let the movement commence! Good luck with getting a spot. x

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22 minutes ago, SpinningBoy said:

good luck @Milzmam Are you looking at any other schools? My son is looking for a year 9 place at Hammond only. We'll see what happens after 17 April. It's difficult to have anything to look forward to at the moment. The days are very looooooong!

No other schools for us, just Hammond. My dd has done summer school past 2 years and just loves the school. If she doesn't get to go now she will try again for year 12 upper school. Fingers crossed x

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On 26/03/2020 at 08:01, SpinningBoy said:

Do you know of any years 9-10 hopefuls from Hammond getting MDS from reserve list?! I have hope in bucket loads, but my patience can be measured in a thimble! 😂

I’ve only heard of year 7 and 8’s getting in from the reserve list, but that’s just my experience. I think they also have to replace like with like, as a lot depends on available boarding spaces, too.

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On 26/03/2020 at 10:44, Milzmam said:

No other schools for us, just Hammond. My dd has done summer school past 2 years and just loves the school. If she doesn't get to go now she will try again for year 12 upper school. Fingers crossed x

Oh @Milzmam my lad did summer school last year and Easter and loved it too

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7 minutes ago, WrapsnBows said:

Oh @Milzmam my lad did summer school last year and Easter and loved it too

Ah really they probably know each other! What year group you trying for? Xx

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14 minutes ago, Milzmam said:

Ah really they probably know each other! What year group you trying for? Xx

Going into year 8 

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On 21/03/2020 at 11:55, tutugirl said:

Not all . My pupil has been awarded an MDS . Year 7 boy 

Could I possibly forward my daughters contact details on to you, she would just love to speak to someone who was going & your pupil is the only one we know of so far.  I think in these weird times & the fact they will be unlikely to have an induction day, this contact would be really good for them. 

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As regards the reserve list, they rank all the children asked to funding finals in order, and then offer down the list as MDSs become available. Last year, if you asked, they told you whether you were very near the top (ie more likely to be awarded one) or further down the list, so that you could begin looking at other options. Places do become available every year because some lucky children get more than one offer and there’s a lot of shuffling on lists once all the schools have made their offers. 

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1 hour ago, Farawaydancer said:

As regards the reserve list, they rank all the children asked to funding finals in order, and then offer down the list as MDSs become available. Last year, if you asked, they told you whether you were very near the top (ie more likely to be awarded one) or further down the list, so that you could begin looking at other options. Places do become available every year because some lucky children get more than one offer and there’s a lot of shuffling on lists once all the schools have made their offers. 

Thank you for this. This is a first time for us - and I am beginning to slightly kick myself that we didn't start the process 2 years ago. All info is very much appreciated and gratefully received. All the best.

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5 minutes ago, SpinningBoy said:

Thank you for this. This is a first time for us - and I am beginning to slightly kick myself that we didn't start the process 2 years ago. All info is very much appreciated and gratefully received. All the best.

Same for us. First time and my dd trying for year 10 so last chance really otherwise she will need to wait for upper school. Fingers crossed for everyone and hopefully some movement on MDS or some info on bursaries soon xx

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3 hours ago, Milzmam said:

Same for us. First time and my dd trying for year 10 so last chance really otherwise she will need to wait for upper school. Fingers crossed for everyone and hopefully some movement on MDS or some info on bursaries soon xx

Fingers crossed! It's hard waiting - especially in today's climate. The days are long. Looking for something to really look forward to. Stay safe.

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On 25/03/2020 at 10:01, WrapsnBows said:

Unfortunately it’s all in the hands of tring and Elmhurst where we are on the waiting list ....... fingers crossed for every one xx   

Doesn't look like many people have posted about MDS at Elmhurst or Tring,  my hopes are definitely fading at this difficult time. Unfortunately everyone trying for funding this year will find it even more difficult due to current climate. Keeping our fingers crossed but the waiting is hard. Hope everyone in staying safe xx

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Keep hopeful .

Things already moving if you look on the Tring thread !

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5 minutes ago, Calea said:

@Betty’s mum - dd has been offered MDS from reserve list! So pleased! 😁

Is this for Hammond? Well done xx

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6 minutes ago, Milzmam said:

Is this for Hammond? Well done xx

@Milzmam - yes it is! 😄

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