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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 9:23 am 
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Hello all

Some independent schools (e.g. Haberdasher boys and City of London boys) hold both an open day (on weekends) and group tours (on week days). I have already signed up for the open days but am not sure whether I should sign up to a group tour (always a bit difficult to get out of work). However I would make time if it provides an extra edge to my DS's candidature. Do any of the parents on the forum have a point of view? Does attending the group tour help?

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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 10:50 am 
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iamwhatuthinkiam wrote:
Hello all

Some independent schools (e.g. Haberdasher boys and City of London boys) hold both an open day (on weekends) and group tours (on week days). I have already signed up for the open days but am not sure whether I should sign up to a group tour (always a bit difficult to get out of work). However I would make time if it provides an extra edge to my DS's candidature. Do any of the parents on the forum have a point of view? Does attending the group tour help?

Thanks,


Don't think going on group tour gives your child more chance of getting a place but it is very well worth seeing a school on a normal working day - they are different places at the weekend


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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 1:59 pm 
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I would always go on a weekday while the school is in operation to get a real feel for the school.

Does your ds have a preference for either school? DG


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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 2:51 pm 
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I am as sure as I can be the group tour won’t give the edge.
We had two chances to do group tours.
We did both and felt they were miles more useful than open days.
I would also highly recommend seeing if you can get to a concert/play/fete etc.
You get so much useful info from those things and no sales pitch.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:52 pm 
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We did a weekday tour of COL with a few hundred others - but we were shown round by boys and got a really good chance to chat too them. I'd recommend that (book ahead)


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:02 pm 
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Thanks all. Daogroupie - no, my son does not have any preference for any of the 2 schools.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:04 pm 
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Perhaps he will after the tours.

They have quite a different feel. DG


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