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Re: How big is the academic gap between Honeywell and Newton Prep?

The raison d'etre of independent prep schools was always to prepare pupils to sit the Common Entrance test for admission to independent secondary schools.

which is being phased out now anyway, and many of the best schools no longer even use it
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 31
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:08 am

Re: How big is the academic gap between Honeywell and Newton Prep?

Zero

None of these schools will turn your child into anything that they’re not
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Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:50 am

Re: SWAP MY VOTE is finally LIVE - Tactical voting and vote swapping could give us a Remain Parliament

Of course proportional voting has already been rejected in a recent referendum.

So this is a twofer in being undemocratic!
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Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:40 am

Re: Separated and going on holiday?

I think it depends on how you feel about the split and your aspirations for a constructive co-parenting relationship going forward
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 9
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:29 am

Re: To Board or Not To Board?

There is a massive difference between boarding at age 13+, or 11+ and boarding from age 7 or 8. I cannot see it as anything other than cruel and neglectful. My husband and his brother boarded from age 13 and had a fantastic experience and were definitely more mature at university than those living ...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 15
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:55 pm

Re: To Board or Not To Board?

Why anyone would want to send their kids to board is beyond me. What matters most for a child? Family love or academic success?? Don’t kid yourselves that weekend parenting is sufficient. It’s abandonment dressed up as something else. I’ve seen grown men still scarred by the trauma of abandonment a...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 15
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:09 am

Re: To Board or Not To Board?

There are always a very vocal but in real a small minority wiling to share their negative experiences of a boarding education. And it’s true that it isn’t for everyone. Nor is it the same today as it was before The majority of boarding parents boarded themselves, and scrimp and save to provide for t...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 15
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:07 am

Re: Get your education questions answered

I despair at how some people misinterpret the simplest pieces of information. In the era of fake news, teaching basic statistics and data analysis should be a key part of the curriculum.  The fact that private school students have x% more chances of going to a top university does not mean that YOUR...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 27
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:54 am

Re: Private School scholarships

From my own knowledge, scholarships rarely amount to much more than a 10 - 30% discount, so still pretty costly.  A specific scholarship would likely have additional elements, eg a music scholarship usually means that teaching in one instrument is paid for.  Many of the schools in London also offer...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 13
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:46 pm

Re: Private School scholarships

Thanks a lot. I'm afraid I'm looking at London day! There are NO soft touches in the London day market. No easier schools. If you are determined to go down that route I’d try to make sure you don’t put too much pressure on him when he sits common entrance or any bespoke admissions test You can do m...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 13
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:45 am

Re: "Bollocks to Brexit" Billboard at Clapham Junction station

what value is there preaching to the converted?  
Forum: Local News
Replies: 4
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:10 am

Re: Wandsworth Council breaks Legal Agreement to help developers make even more tax exempt profits

perhaps you ought to disclose your own horse in the race, what are your political affiliations?
Forum: Local News
Replies: 25
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:05 am