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Re: Secondary School Admission

We did but we had a sibling place. Which school are you hoping for? The waiting lists move quite quickly for secondary schools so good luck!
Forum: Schools
Replies: 15
Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:06 pm

Re: Harris Academy?

@secondtimer - when you say you have known the school for three years, do you mean as a parent or in some other capacity?
Forum: Schools
Replies: 4
Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:04 pm

Re: Bolingbroke Sixth Form Information Evening

Just reminding everyone about the sixth form information evening at Bolingbroke Academy.
Forum: Schools
Replies: 1
Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:19 pm

Re: Stasi service at local restaurant

I remember Calsmum! She managed to upset quite a few people I remember. I thought she was going back to the US though because she hated it so much here. What do you reckon Hollamumma?
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 86
Tue Apr 19, 2016 1:22 pm

Re: Am I right to feel a bit disgruntled?

The nursery my children went to never had any inset days - the term dates were stated in advance. Also if the trips weren't open to all the children (maybe because of age) there were always staff who stayed at the nursery for children left behind. Are you being charged for these inset days? I have o...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 8
Tue Apr 12, 2016 4:52 pm

Re: Intensive swimming courses?

I've used Sarah Harris School of swimming. They run intensive swimming courses every school holiday. They run the classes from Linden Lodge school in Southfields. They are brilliant and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.
Forum: Activities
Replies: 4
Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:40 pm

Re: Bellevue Tea English Breakfast Tea

Hamish Johnston on Northcote Road stocks loads of Bellevue teas - they do a gift bundle as well.
Replies: 4
Thu Dec 03, 2015 9:06 pm

Re: Moving to Clapham - Big School Question

There are plenty of French families who go to state primary and secondary (I'm talking about Belleville and Bolingbroke Academy as that is my experience). I know of children from France, Spain and Italy who have not been able to speak English at all and who are thriving at school. State schools are ...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 28
Fri Nov 13, 2015 4:39 pm

Re: What age is appropriate for going to a football match

Agree with SW11er - Fulham would be a good one to take her to. They really sell themselves as family friendly and it actually is! It's premiership so you get a good crowd and good games. As long as he's not bothered about who they are playing (i.e. not Man U or Chelsea) you can often only pay £1 for...
Replies: 10
Fri Oct 23, 2015 5:14 pm

Re: What age is appropriate for going to a football match

Agree with SW11er - Fulham would be a good one to take her to. They really sell themselves as family friendly and it actually is! It's premiership so you get a good crowd and good games. As long as he's not bothered about who they are playing (i.e. not Man U or Chelsea) you can often only pay £1 for...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 7
Fri Oct 23, 2015 5:14 pm

Re: Bolingbroke Academy, thoughts?

Yes - but the waiting list moves very quickly (secondary school lists move much faster than primary school). I'm not sure at what point people were offered places on distance but certainly on the first day of term there were children who weren't from feeder schools.
Forum: Schools
Replies: 43
Thu Oct 01, 2015 5:22 pm

Re: Bolingbroke Academy, thoughts?

@Annabel - Bolingbroke Academy has a great website with loads of information including open day information. Maybe that would be a good source for your next schools publication?
Forum: Schools
Replies: 43
Thu Oct 01, 2015 5:10 pm

Re: Bolingbroke Academy, thoughts?

Every year some children have been admitted on distance rather than from feeder schools. Not sure of the exact figures but I think in the region of 10-15 so it is possible to get a place even if you're not at a feeder school.
Forum: Schools
Replies: 43
Thu Oct 01, 2015 5:03 pm

Re: Bolingbroke Academy, thoughts...?

I am glad you are happy with the school that you chose for your child. I too am happy with the school I chose for my child - Bolingbroke Academy. I attended an open day at Lambeth Academy and decided it wasn't the school for my child. However I wouldn't dream of making negative comments about Lambet...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 3
Thu Oct 01, 2015 3:41 pm