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Re: Independent schools and learning disabilities

Thanks everyone. Your responses, along with some anecdotal stories I've heard, has been very disheartening. The school won't formally test for another 10 months, so when they do so we'll see if they follow through on the promises made on their website. I would be grateful for any other advice, or to...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 9
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:46 am

Independent schools and learning disabilities

Hello everyone My LO, aged 7, is likely to be diagnosed with a mild learning disorder (dysgraphia). I know that state schools are required to support their students with disabilities, but what about independent schools? Last year, a child at our school was diagnosed with dyslexia; the school did not...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 9
Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:53 pm

Re: Newton Prep Apple Nursery

Sure, it's fine; refreshingly free of traditional strictures, rational about uniform, diverse, and not snobby at all. The children seem to love their teachers; I've heard this from all year groups. It's large, but the staff seem to know all the children's names anyway. It aims for academic achieveme...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 19
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:00 pm

Re: KFH - Avoid!

Resurrecting this old thread to ask - which ones ARE any good? I'm a just starting as a buyer, and have had a bad experience with KFH already. Thanks for the rec for Keatings - are there any others that worked well?
Replies: 23
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:12 pm

Re: Don't use KFH Northcote Road to try to sell your house...

Their explanation for insisting on my information was that they want to send me listings of other properties, so they don't want to 'waste my time' sending me things I won't like. I explained that I don't want to be sent any other listings, so that's not an issue. I've viewed several other propertie...
Replies: 5
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:08 pm

Don't use KFH Northcote Road to try to sell your house...

Hello all I've just had a bizarre experience with KFH, the estate agents based in Northcote Road. I contacted them to ask to view a flat they're selling, and before they would set this up, they asked me for all sorts of details (am I selling a house myself, how much notice do I have to give, have I ...
Replies: 5
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:02 pm

Re: Landlord needs to renovate what are the tenants rights

Well, I'm not a legal expert, but I'll have a go. The house is the landlord's property and asset, and so you can't tell him he can't work on it, especially since you raised the issue in the first place. He has to give you reasonable notice and accommodate your needs to a certain extent, but you aren...
Replies: 3
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:59 pm

Re: Help - I've never hosted a dinner party!

Everyone's suggestions are great. Perhaps also a few readymade salads from Waitrose or M&S, served in nice bowls, which will be a good starter and also an alternative for people who find lamb or pork a bit heavy. Salads with chick peas, chicken, etc. are filling and tasty and can be a meal in themse...
Replies: 15
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:51 am

Selling royal blue Maclaren Techno XT & accessories

Hello! I am selling a nice Maclaren Techno XT in royal blue and grey (aka 'medieval blue and silver'). It has certainly been used but is in very good shape. The newborn insert and pads are still sealed (unused), and the rain cover is also included. I even have the instruction manual. It was bought a...
Replies: 0
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:15 pm

Re: Party Bags

Hello A few ideas I've seen: -a handful of those glow in the dark adhesive stars/planets/moons -a little magnifying glass -uninflated balloons are always fun (can be used as noisemakers too) -a little tin pot, a small bag of potting soil and some cress seeds -a jacobs ladder toy -a small bag of (hom...
Topic: Party Bags
Replies: 11
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:18 am

Re: Complete Hair Makeover

Thank you! I will visit both of them, and see what I think...
Replies: 6
Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:51 pm

Re: Boarding schools - friends locally at the weekend?

Hello I have close acquaintance with children who have been weekly boarders at a senior school for several years. They did not keep their outside friends once they started boarding, but that's normal I think. As they spend their whole week in close company with their friends, socialising every eveni...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 12
Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:50 pm

Complete Hair Makeover

Hello everyone I need to find a hair stylist who won't listen to me! I don't want to be asked "What do you want?", I want to ask the stylist "What do I need?" I want a complete change, from someone who will understand my style and my hair, and who'll know what will work on my hair. I don't care how ...
Replies: 6
Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:37 pm

Re: thomas's battersea or Newton prep

Generally I get the feeling that Thomas's is more traditional and strict, while NP is more open, less disciplinarian, and accepting of diversity.
Forum: Schools
Replies: 4
Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:09 pm