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Re: potential foreign job offer for husband, seeking advice

On your IB question: I studied for the IB at a UK school, as had the choice to take A Levels or IB. The school has day pupils and boarders. I loved the IB, the school, and many of my cohort went on to study at top UK universities. Happy to answer questions by PM if in any way helpful.
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Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:08 pm

Re: Earlsfield - best areas for young family

Hi there! We've lived off Swaffield Rd for 5 years now, and absolutely love the area and amenities. We were originally looking south of the station, particularly the Magdalen Estate/SW corner of Wandsworth Common, as have lots of friends there, but ended up here due to the vaguaries of house purchas...
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Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:39 pm

Re: Swaffield primary school

Hi FranAde, I have two children at the school (nursery class - starting reception in September; and year 3) and it was our first choice for both of them. I strongly recommend visiting Swaffield yourself, if at all possible, to get a feel for it - my perspective is that it's a happy, friendly, large,...
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Fri May 11, 2018 2:35 pm

Re: Half-day / flexible summer camps for a 5 year old

I know that you mentioned the Tube is better for you, but Activ at Emmanuel is a very short walk from Clapham Junction (exit via the 'top' Brighton Place entrance, crossover, through Strathblaine Rd and you're basically straight onto Spencer Park).
Forum: Activities
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Thu May 10, 2018 11:04 am

Re: Where's best to buy a 'homemade' quiche?!

How about Cook? Their food is always great www.cookfood.net
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Thu May 10, 2018 11:00 am

Re: Morning and after school drop offs - Beatrix potter

I'm sure that there would be childminders offering wraparound care; and also breakfast and afterschool clubs at both BP and Earlsfield. You might find it easier to post on one of the SW18 Mums' Network pages on Facebook, as there are fewer SW18 Mums hanging about on here. Like the previous poster, I...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 3
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:47 am

Re: Picnic hamper

Possibly a bit late for you, but a friend swears by Carluccio's!
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Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:37 am

Re: Thurleah road - any luck getting into Belleville or Honeywell?

I guess you mean Thurleigh Rd? Wandsworth Council publishes a booklet entitled 'How to choose a Wandsworth Primary School' each year, which shows the distances from which children were awarded places. You can download it here http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/downloads/file/12144/choose_a_wandsworth_prim...
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Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:37 am

Re: Looking for a Pub kitchen to host Supper Clubs

Also worth trying the Grosvenor Arms on Garratt Lane.
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Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:19 pm

Re: Tampons for charity?

Wandsworth Foodbank accept sanitary products. I'm sure they're very much appreciated, alongside the food donations!

There is a centre at St Mark's on Battersea Rise, and you can leave at eg Waitrose Clapham Junction or Southside. I think Sainsbury's Southside has a donation point, too.
Forum: Chat Here
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Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:37 pm

Re: C - Section at St Georges

I had my second via planned c-section at St Thomas's. I was ready to go home the next day. Can't remember why they kept me in another night, but I was desperate to be back in my own bed. My experience with both children was that I was far, far, far more eager to go home than the medics were to send ...
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Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:51 pm

Re: Rainy Day suggestions for a pre schooler

The London Transport Museum in Covent Garden is fantastic. Kids are free, you can get 241 tickets for the adults on this site, if you go by train: https://www.daysoutguide.co.uk/2for1-london Mudlarks at The Museum of Dockland passes some time, and you can take the riverboat them from eg the London E...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 7
Fri May 19, 2017 8:10 am

Re: One, Two and Three Form

Hello! Yes, 'forms' are the equivalent of 'classes', if you will. So in the state system in the UK, each class would generally contain around 30 children in reception (the first year of formal schooling, which a child enters in the academic year in which they turn 5). If you are in Wandsworth, there...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 1
Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:31 pm