After asking for a handwritten letter of application, of no more than two sides, the next point is: Applications will only be accepted from candidates completing the enclosed Application Form in full with an accompanying photograph. Why on earth would a school want a photograph before deciding whether to interview? I feel so utterly appalled by the request, it has put me off applying. Will I get a curt email later saying something like 'Sorry your application wasn't successful this time, but you were just too ugly.'? Is it just me?