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Re: Legal family advice

I’m not a lawyer either but I would be very slow to be a stay at home parent unless you’re married. You have zero rights. Get him to divorce his wife and marry you or get a job and some financial independence. with the current status quo, if he ever leaves you, you’ll be left high and dry with nothi...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 8
Fri May 29, 2020 11:16 pm

Re: Chesterton primary school advice

This is a good website that you might find useful.  https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/101012/honeywell-infant-school/absence-and-pupil-population Honeywell has 4.4% on free school meals (“pupil premium”) vs 48% for Chesterton so very different demographics. However educati...
Replies: 1
Fri May 29, 2020 11:05 pm

Re: What's your school doing re: opening 1 June?

Another one who is unimpressed by Belleville’s response. Why can other local schools get back in June 1. I’ve been generally unimpressed by their CV19 provision. No work was ever marked, no online lessons. A world away from other local primaries, both state and private. And yet we will probably get ...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 15
Mon May 25, 2020 7:48 pm

Re: How is your (state) primary doing home learning?

I definitely recognise Belleville from one if not two of the posts above. For the most part it's fine but I do think they should be doing live or pre recorded classes using the likes of google classroom. I do think the provision is ok but worry that compared to what the private schools are doing, it...
Replies: 8
Mon May 11, 2020 8:18 pm

Re: are carpets a no go with children?

We had a house with wooden floors throughout. We then moved and put carpets in the upper flowers. Mainly because the house is much colder without carpets. Having done both, and we are going to move again soon, I think we will go with wooden floors - I think they are nicer from an aesthetic point of ...
Replies: 12
Mon May 11, 2020 8:00 pm

Re: Good luck to everyone getting primary school offers tomorrow - let us know how you get on

We got our second choice - Belleville Wix. We live 30-40 meters away from Belleville Primary (Meteor site), but we are outside of the catchment area because it's measured from Webb's road. We will try with the waiting list, who knows.   You’ll definitely get a place at Belleville in September. They...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 9
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:31 pm

Re: Traffic noise from Wroughton Road

Of the 4 roads that link Broomwood and Thurleigh, I would say Wroughton gets most of the traffic. Primarily because there are two roads that lead off Wroughton, meaning that oncoming traffic can duck into Kyrle or Roseneath, whereas on Hillier, Gayville and Montholme, drivers can end up reversing ha...
Replies: 2
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:53 pm

Re: Is it worth buying Miele?

We have a miele washing machine and a bosch dryer. Both seem good but it's hard to compare because I've never used anything else. Neither is particular quiet but I've had both for 10 years and both are still going strong with no problems whatsoever. 
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 10
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:59 am

Re: Teen Babysitting rates

I use various babysitters including teenagers, au pairs, nannies etc. I pay school aged teens £8 per hour and round up to the nearest hour. I pay university students, nannies and au pairs etc £10 per hour.
Forum: Childcare
Replies: 4
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:57 am

Re: How Wandsworth threatens whole families with eviction

The case in question seems somewhat harsh and one sided but presumably chosen for sensationalist reasons.  I have very little sympathy for someone with 7 children who cannot control her children's behaviour), I'd change the ruling slightly to ensure that this applied to family members with criminal ...
Forum: Local News
Replies: 2
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:43 am

Re: Clapham Manor Leisure Centre-What you think?

The teachers are very good. My concern is more the ratio of children to teachers. From stage 3 onwards, there is a max ratio of 12:1. More and more they double up when teachers are unavailable or they haven’t managed to get cover. That said, I’ve never seen a situation where there are 24 in a class ...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 3
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:52 am

Re: Discrimination at school?

Are you suggesting that they remove the attendance incentive or are you saying that your child should be eligible to receive it despite having a less than perfect attendance record? Like it or not, your child negatively affects the school’s attendance record, a benchmark on which huge importance is ...
Replies: 16
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:50 pm

Re: Loft and side return

Price seems reasonable to me, depends of course if you go for the design and build option or if you try to project manage yourself.
Time scale seems long, we did a whole house back to brick reno inc full basement in less than 8 months.
Replies: 8
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:04 pm

Re: State Secondary Schools - are they good?

I don't think Bolingbroke's policy is unfair. Of the 5 feeder schools, 3 of them have spaces in all year groups which means if you were keen on Bolingbroke then you'd send your child to one of those 3 schools. In response to the original question, my opinion (and it is just a personal view) is that ...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 16
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:39 am