I'm doing ye olde applications for next year at the moment. Amongst the usual good, bad and downright weird responses was a very rapid offer of interview from an African school I was keen on (no, not in Nigeria), issued some time before the closing date. So far, so good. The school's invitation was accompanied by the request that applicants attend an interview in London at their own expense. Not brilliant, at a cost of around £500 to me, but understandable in the current climate, and possibly still worth it from the sound of the school and post. However, nowhere in the accompanying information was there any detail as to 'packidge'. I requested this, only to be told that there was no possible way this could be given, and that I was advised to withdraw my application. Wha? Never heard anything like this in my life - can anyone suggest what's afoot here?