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Re: Wandsworth Test results?

Secondtimer, The Wandsworth Test results are out. My daughter received hers yesterday. I agree that it will be interesting to see what the effect will be of having the results before the applications. I suspect that the number of Graveney applications might well go down (for those with results that ...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 1
Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:59 am

Re: RAVENSTONE Primary Families

NYVANLON, I have three kids who are at (or have passed through) Ravenstone. Ravenstone is a good school and I am sure your children will thrive there. You have probably seen it but, just in case, check out this thread which has some very useful comments about Ravenstone (and Rutherford House for tha...
Replies: 4
Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:14 pm

Re: Moving to Clapham - Big School Question

There is nothing more likely to get Nappy Valley parents debating than a discussion about choice of school. It's a constant source of debate in the playground and over the dinner table – and it only increases when it's time to choose secondary schools. My own view is very similar to Livegreen's - de...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 28
Thu Nov 19, 2015 12:18 pm

Re: Paloma Faith tickets

I would also love to buy those tickets off you. My number is 07957290214

Thanks.
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 2
Fri Jul 03, 2015 12:19 pm

Re: Private or State Primary?

In my experience (being a parent of a Year 6 pupil at a Balham state school), all the children who wanted to get into private school this year did so. Many with multiple offers and some with scholarships. I’ve also got lots of friends with children at Belleville and the same applies there to. As Bub...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 21
Tue May 26, 2015 2:17 pm

Re: Did you get your first choice primary?

Well said BeaBea , and imacowboy . I've got three children at Ravenstone and you sum it up perfectly. Whatever Ofsted says, Ravenstone is a good school where the teachers are good and committed. actuallyadad , as you seem so obsessed with the Ofsted report you will notice that the primary criticisms...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 89
Thu May 07, 2015 12:22 pm

Re: Alderbrook vs Ravenstone

I echo 3boysrock's points entirely. I have 3 children at Ravenstone and it is a great school. I am a demanding parent and expect my children to achieve. Ravenstone creates a happy, nurturing atmosphere where children achieve. The Ofsted report seemed to focus on criticisms of processes and procedure...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 4
Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:29 pm

Re: Christmas Shopping Night, Thurs 13th Nov, Balham

Looking forward to this event. It's had some really good stalls in the past and this year's list looks even better.

A great way to kick-start your Christmas shopping under one roof - and to support a great local school.
Replies: 3
Mon Nov 10, 2014 5:57 pm

Re: Latest Ravenestone Ofstead Report

Papilian,

I see that your posts have gone from being negative and reactionary to being personally vindictive.

What's your beef with Ravenstone? Seriously? What have its Governors, teachers, parents and/or children done to offend you so?
Forum: Schools
Replies: 74
Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:19 pm

Re: Latest Ravenestone Ofstead Report

Schools like Ravenstone which have a largely middle class parent base can often coast along without having good teaching because they benefit from parental support of children's learning (both by the parents themselves and also by paid tutoring etc.). I'm not sure where this assumption that Ravenst...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 74
Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:44 am

Re: Latest Ravenestone Ofstead Report

Ofstead reports will come and go, ill-informed and reactionary parents will continue to fret and create unease, but under Mr M's leadership, Ravenstone will continue to churn out supremely happy, confident and able children. Good news that it's only a poor Ofstead rating - I personally fear the day ...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 74
Sun Oct 27, 2013 7:48 pm