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Re: Home Schooling advice/tutors in Battersea please

People I know who have homeschooled have recommended
Lots of info, advice and ways to connect with other home-educators.
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Replies: 16
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:20 am

Re: Options for late applicant to start private in September

You could look at prep schools rather than secondary as they have kids leaving at 11+ but carry on for a couple of years. You can then try for 13+ entry at private secondary schools. 
Forum: Schools
Replies: 10
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:24 am

Re: school holiday activity clubs?

Balham Ballers are definitely running their holiday camps. [font]
Based at Ravenstone in Balham. [/font]
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Replies: 11
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:06 am

Re: teenage boy staying over with girlfriend

I think it’s lovely that they are being upfront and asking for permission to do this. It shows maturity and honesty. The trouble with denying them this is that it will force them to become dishonest (because, as many people have pointed out, they are having sex with or without your approval!) and sn...
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Replies: 16
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:15 pm

Re: Ear Piercing - Tips ?

Going to Harrods to get your ears pierced might be the most Nappy Valley thing ever!
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Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:06 am

Re: Ear Piercing - Tips ?

My daughter and her friends when to KD tattoo & piercing near Tooting market. It’s on top of a phone accessories shop and doesn’t look like much but they have a proper piercing guy, everything is nice and clean and they had a good selection of earrings. He uses a gun for earlobes, needles for everyt...
Replies: 12
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:00 am

Re: Marriage ‘coach’

Hi Janet Marriage Counsellors usually work with couples but since this is off the table you just need individual therapy. Happy to chat to you about this (I am a Counsellor to individuals and couples) if you want. PM me and I can probably point you in the right direction. There are lots of lovely lo...
Replies: 4
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:44 am

Re: Looking for non-selective private secondary or prep

It is really tough at 10+ as they are still quite little and could easily just make silly mistakes in the exam and not have a clue.  I am guessing she is going for 11+ too. People quite often get in on a second go so worth a try. Counterintuitive as it may seem, I would ease off on the tuition thoug...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 13
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:03 pm

Re: child to walk to school on their own?

Speaking as a parent of a Y6 child who was mugged a couple of months ago, I totally support encouraging independence and would 100% let a Y5 kid walk to school if I felt they were mature enough (I have one in Y3 who is desperate to do it but he is going to have to wait a bit!). Sadly it is part of g...
Replies: 10
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:35 am

Re: Help with tree ID needed

Friends of Tooting Common offer nature walks. There are some people on there who are very knowledgeable about plants and trees. They have a Facebook page if you want to get in touch. 
Replies: 4
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:47 am

Re: primary schools in tooting

You could also get into Ravenstone and Trinity St Mary’s in Balham from there. What about Furzedown too? Go have a look at them all. They all have open days around this time. Ravenstone’s are: 6th November at 5.30pm 13th November at 9am 20th November 9am 1st December at 10am 4th November at 9am A lo...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 5
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:09 pm

Re: In year admission

Hi NewSouthLondonMum We actually seem to have more primary school places than kids in Balham right now. I know Ravenstone has a few spare Reception slots for September 2018 and Trinity St Mary's usually does too. Both are rated Good by Ofsted. Shouldn't be a problem unless you had your heart set on ...
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Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:29 pm

Re: Ear Piercing - where to go?

Went to KD's in Tooting recently. Looks a bit dodgy as it is up some stairs at the back of a phone accessories shop but was nice and clean and a decent choice of studs. They use a gun for earlobes, needles for other parts of the ear. £8 per earlobe.
Replies: 6
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:04 am

Re: ANTENATAL CLASSES...which one?

There are free antenatal classes online through
This was set up by two local mums and an Obstetrician and is a really great resource.
They also run normal group antenatal and other stuff through
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Replies: 8
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:17 pm

Re: Tutoring for 10+ exams

Oh and you don’t need to spend huge amounts on this either. We used 2 different tutors and paid a max of £35/hr.
Forum: Schools
Replies: 9
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:41 am