but ds had an assessment at Newton Prep this October, for 2013 entry.... so when do they plan to stop?!?!supergirl wrote:Newton Prep which is in almost every way Comparable to Thomas', has stopped assessing children. The registrar said "we realised that we were putting both children and parents under too much stressed. What we do now is inviting the parents that wish to have a place so they can see the school, talk to the Head, etc."
I think this is such a better approach.
I did not wish to have my children at Thomas because this elitist kind of way repulses us.
Hi supergirl - based on what you say, they must have stopped assessing kids already at the nursery - but they've certainly continued with assessments for all other kids applying for reception. Interesting that the Reg made that comment to you though... I wonder if they will stop for all kids at some point? If so, will they operate first come first served (like e.g. Hill House)??supergirl wrote:Hi Funnyone
I dont understand. We registered our daughter for nursery entry Sept 2012 and then she would have carried on to reception next Sept 2013.
Maybe your son is assessed because he didnt start at nursery?
We went to a parents evening, my husband had viewed the school and thats it we then were offered a place which we turned down as i didnt want to put my children through a commute to go to school. I think it is unfair at this age.
When i asked the registrar (at the time of registration), this what i was told that they had stopped assessing children because they thought this was not worth putting the children through that.