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Return of reception and Yr 1 classes in June : what is the teaching and timetable going to be in local schools?

I wanted to find out what the local schools have planned for children returning in Reception and Year 1 in terms of teaching format/hours etc as I am curious to know if they are all doing the same or to see how my child’s school compares.  I am interested to know if schools are offering full-time or...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 0
Sun May 24, 2020 2:25 pm

Re: School fees for next term

We are thinking about this....
Replies: 57
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:32 am

Re: School fees for next term

Teachers at my child’s school arent doing much for the reception children.  I dont blame the teachers though, I blame the school proprietors.  We won’t be shipping our reception child off to boarding school.  What a ridiculous, irrelevant response to my comment.  We face hardships like everyone else...
Replies: 57
Tue Apr 14, 2020 11:26 pm

Re: School fees for next term

If the provision is not what was stipulated in the contract are they in breach of contract?  Or can you invoke the Force Majeur clause and withhold payment until such time as they can fulfill their side of the contract?  I would love to know what a lawyer thinks?  We have a child in reception at a l...
Replies: 57
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:14 am

Re: School fees for next term

An unlimited company doesn't file accounts at companies house so the finances are secret.  However, judging by other private preps in the area a sizeable profit is likely not to mention substantial accumulated wealth over the years from the profits from the school.  Everyone else is having to tighte...
Replies: 57
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:13 pm

Re: Thomas's prep school to take pupils up to 18 after surge in applications

I am a parent at one of the schools.  Judging by the information given so far by the school it would be open to children from all the Thomas's schools.  It is unlikely there would be an exam in the near future, but if it becomes very competitive and oversubscribed then, like many other schools in a ...
Forum: Local News
Replies: 4
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:45 pm

Re: Neighbour throwing chocolates over the fence for dog to find

I would be surprised if he didn't know what he was doing.  Noone just throws chocolates over a fence without a reason do they?  However, the problem is unless you appease him it is going to be hard to keep your dog safe (wrong though his behaviour may be).  I would definitely try to talk to him agai...
Replies: 12
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:27 pm

Re: New partner is overly strict with his son

Yes, I agree that you need to speak to him.  If he is like this now how may things develop in the future for you and your own children as he gets more settled in the relationship?  As for his poor little boy, it must be hard enough for him as it is having to integrate into a new family set up withou...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 13
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:55 am

Re: Piano Classes

I've sent you a private message.
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 1
Mon May 20, 2019 12:49 pm

Re: How do you get your builder to come back and fix their mistakes?

Oh, and try to get three quotes to fix the work before you go ahead because if you only have one quote the original builders may try to argue you could have got it done more cheaply!
Replies: 20
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:15 pm

Re: How do you get your builder to come back and fix their mistakes?

Before you let an electrician do any work to repair this make sure you have an appropriate report in writing that you can use as evidence in court. Unfortunately, just getting a builder or electrician out to give you a verbal opinion is no good. Most will run a mile if you then ask them to provide a...
Replies: 20
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:01 pm

Can anyone recommend a good roofer to do an inspection?

We are looking for a good roofer who could come and check our roof and advise what needs doing. We think there are some problems but we are not sure and therefore want to assess the situation and get some recommendations, prices etc. Does anyone know someone who might suit, would be willing to get u...
Replies: 4
Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:04 pm

Re: Honeywell School or local private prep?

Some good suggestions from SW12pops. However, I think the 'talk at local preps has been exaggerated somewhat. I have a child in one of those 'ghastly' ones and yes there are some parents with a lot more wealth than us and some do talk about it. However, I don't think young children notice this. In f...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 56
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:54 pm

Re: Freelance Marketing/Social Media/Admin Assistant Required

My thoughts were the same as Emma's. As a freelancer I was interested in the posting but quickly realised that I would be unlikely to be able to do those tasks to a satisfactory level in the hours you are expecting to pay for. And the hourly rate is low for consultancy services, more that of a junio...
Replies: 2
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:03 pm

Re: Brilliant Cleaner available

Hi Iulia, can you send me her entails as I am interested too. Many thanks!
Replies: 15
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:53 pm