We had very good news re: Benjamin’s 11+ and it occurred to us sometime this week that we hadn’t let you know. So sorry! Benjamin sat the Colet Court (for St. Paul’s), Hampton School and Kingston Grammar School exams. No surprise, he passed them all. However, the surprise was that he was offered Academic Scholarships by ALL three. It certainly was much more than we had expected, especially getting the one from St. Paul’s!
He also sat the Harrow School ‘Peter Beckwith Scholarship’ exam, but he narrowly missed out on that one. There were 23 of them chasing 2 slots, so we always knew it was going to be a long shot. However, he enjoyed the experience (all-day written Maths and English exam, online IQ tests, with panel interviews thrown in, etc.) tremendously, and he thinks it will help him to prepare for his Eton assessment coming up next month of April (as Benjamin is a summer born child). We shall let you know how that one goes when we hear back from them in July.
For now, we have accepted the Hampton offer (makes it easier for us with Matt currently there), and Benjamin will be starting there in September as an Edmund Pigeon Scholar too. We are very pleased with how the 11+ journeys for both Matt and Benjamin have turned out. We wish to thank you for the support, expertise and encouragement you gave along the way. As you know, I have no hesitation recommending your services to friends and acquaintances. For as long as you’re in business, I shall continue to do so. You have warm wishes from everyone here. Please give our regards to your husband too. Take care and God bless.