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Author:  MummyofJ [ Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:07 pm ]
Post subject:  Call the Council to find out results on March 2nd?

Hi all,

Our DS got offered a significant scholarship at a great independent, however we are still undecided if we should go for Tiffin in the case DS gets in. :?

The deadline to hand in the acceptance form for the independent is National Offer Day COP and it seems that the Council only emails in the evening of March 2nd- does anyone have experience of calling the Council to find out the result? Anyone in a similar dilemma and any thoughts/ advice would help.

Many thanks

Author:  kenyancowgirl [ Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:46 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Call the Council to find out results on March 2nd?

They are very unlikely to give you the info over the phone - not to mention that they will be incredibly busy.

Author:  ToadMum [ Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Call the Council to find out results on March 2nd?

Do you think the great independent deliberately set the deadline for a time when local applicants won't know the outcome of that application, or just went, Okay, state offers 1st March, we'll be generous and give them 24 hours to make up their minds, without considering that a) the 1st is not a working day and therefore results will not be notified until the 2nd and b) all / nearly all their offer holders who are waiting on state allocations live in LAs where the notifications are not made until the end of the working day? (I assume your LA is one of the London boroughs, if your state preference is Tiffin?).

I would give the indie a ring first thing on Monday morning and explain the situation; with any luck, the setting of the deadline was an oversight.

Author:  tiffinboys [ Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:34 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Call the Council to find out results on March 2nd?

They might extend the time but under exploding offers scenario.

Author:  ToadMum [ Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:15 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Call the Council to find out results on March 2nd?

tiffinboys wrote:
They might extend the time but under exploding offers scenario.


To be honest, anything short of just extending the deadline, honouring all offers made, even just until something like, 'acceptances by email timed up to and including 9am on the 3rd' would show a certain lack of greatness, if the original deadline wasn't an oversight, but the intention to 'explode' offers hadn't been indicated. Even worse, if the timing of the deadline had been under the genuine (if lazy / lacking in imagination) misapprehension that the 1st being a Sunday would not make a difference but they refuse to acknowledge that when the situation is brought to their attention.

Author:  MummyofJ [ Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:50 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Call the Council to find out results on March 2nd?

Thank you all for your advice and thoughts...

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