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Re: Face masks

In Germany face masks have been obligatory in enclosed spaces since the economy re-opened: in shops, public transport,  shopping centres, when walking between tables in restaurants, in churches, secondary schools etc. They have seen very few new cases since the reopening - and these have largely bee...
Forum: Chat Here
Topic: Face masks
Replies: 4
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:05 pm

Re: E-scooters allowed on London's roads from Saturday

I am all for them being allowed on the roads. But my experience in European cities where they have been around for some time is that they are driven on the pavements and represent a major hazard for pedestrians. Local hospitals have also reported a huge number of  admissions after pedestrians have b...
Forum: Local News
Replies: 5
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:47 pm

Re: 11 plus

What is the school doing to address these issues? You child is being bullied and the school should be addressing this with the children involved and their parents. Have you asked for a copy of their anti-bullying policy and have they been keeping to it?  Children everywhere can be thoughtless and cr...
Topic: 11 plus
Replies: 15
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:39 pm

Re: Options for late applicant to start private in September

I believe there are still Y7 places available at the new NorthWood secondary which opens in September ( Northcote Lodge/ Broomwood) 
Forum: Schools
Replies: 10
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:47 pm

Re: Schools Admitting More Pupils

I used to live in a developing country with huge pressure on school space. They solved it by operating two schools within the same buildings. School  A would attend from 8-12 and school B from 1- 5.  Would this not provide the bones of a solution to some of the difficulties our schools are facing. O...
Replies: 42
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:14 pm

Re: What should we expect with lost school notice fees?

I am afraid that the contract you signed will be legally binding. There have been a number of court cases regarding school fees and notice over the years and the schools always win. If the school does have a long waiting list your best bet will be to speak to the school to discuss your situation. Be...
Replies: 5
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:49 pm

Re: Desperately trying to stop my 7 year old from sucking her thumb/biting her nails!!

If she only does it at night time and early morning and not during the day I would just back off and let it go. She is still small and feels the need for comfort. She will grow out of it eventually. I would take a different biew if she was being teased about it and school and it was making her feel ...
Replies: 9
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:17 am

Re: Getting my head around education in London

Hi Melwatk, We are a mixed Anglo/EU family and we have been in and out of Wandsworth schools over the hears as we came and went from assignments overseas. - The first thing you need to remember is that the biggest influence on your primary school child will be the family environment. A stable family...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 6
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:05 am

Re: Catchment question / moving from abroad

I feel for you. The London school admissions process is a nightmare when you come from abroad - particularly if, like you, you are looking for a place in a year group where all are new starters ie Reception and Y 7. It is easier if you are applying for a place in a year with less movement as more sc...
Replies: 4
Tue May 26, 2020 12:27 pm

Re: Greedy Owners Discount (Or Lack Of) for Private School

These schools are not charities. They are businesses. You knew that when you chose to send your children there. As with all businesses, you have a choice as to whether to continue to support them or not. If you feel so disaffected it might be better to take your business elsewhere to one of the othe...
Replies: 13
Tue May 26, 2020 11:59 am

Re: can i take my family overseas away from elderly grandparents?

We are expats and have been for the last 30 years moving between UK and other countries every three years or so. We have had time in the Far East as well as in various European countries.  There have been advantages. Financially we are better off than we would have been had we stayed permanently in ...
Replies: 21
Tue May 26, 2020 11:48 am

Re: Back to school?

Most other European countries have already reopened some of their schools. They have taken the view that  damage to children from being outside the educational system is greater than the risks of them being in it. Obviously they will be continuing to monitor changes in infection rates. There can be ...
Replies: 25
Mon May 18, 2020 3:18 pm

Re: Covid - shared parenting - Legal advice

Hi RichmondPark.  You are in a difficult position. I can see that it may be in your best interests and that of your younger child to accompany your partner abroad. But I think you have to ask yourself what is in your 8 year olds best interests. I think your fall back option - leaving him with his fa...
Replies: 5
Mon May 18, 2020 3:07 pm