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Re: Bolingbroke Academy, thoughts?

Just because you can afford private education doesn't necessarily mean you go private. I know of many people at Bolingbroke who could have gone private but have instead chosen to go to Bolingbroke. Almost half of students from Belleville went into Y7 this year.
Forum: Schools
Replies: 43
Wed Sep 23, 2015 6:05 pm

Re: Bolingbroke Academy, thoughts?

If you want to get a feel for the school there are open days in October where you can talk to students and teachers.
Forum: Schools
Replies: 43
Wed Sep 23, 2015 5:34 pm

Re: Bolingbroke Academy, thoughts?

I have two children at Bolingbroke Academy - one in Y9 and one who has just started in Y7. They are both very happy there and as a parent I am very pleased with the school. Not sure who posted on Google Review but I would say that is a very inaccurate picture of the school. There are some glaring er...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 43
Wed Sep 23, 2015 4:15 pm

Re: A to A* results for 2015 A Level

This is so true Livegreen. I know a boy who went to Trinity who was "advised" to go to another school for A levels as they felt "he would not be able to keep up with his cohort". What b******s! They basically didn't want him to lower the exam stats (and this is after five years of fees!). So don't p...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 26
Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:13 pm

Re: Anyone given birth to a breech baby naturally?

Have a look at a website called Tell me a good birth story. They put mums to be in touch with women who have had similar (good!) experiences. I bet you'll find someone who has had a natural breech birth. Good luck!
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Sat Jul 18, 2015 5:09 pm

Phone down the loo!

I thought I would share my story with you all as it may come in useful one day. I dropped my phone down the loo on Sunday evening and thought that was the end of my phone. After a lot of swearing I dried it off and took the case off it, powered it off and put it in a bag of rice. I had read about th...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 1
Wed Jul 15, 2015 4:57 pm

Re: Fashion Social Media - Work Experience

Maybe controversial but If it's only a few hours a week, why can't you pay someone? Students have such huge debts anyway I'm sure £20 a week would mean a lot to them (and probably not very much to your company).
Replies: 1
Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:28 pm

Re: Beginner swimming lessons for 6-year-old

Is Southfields any good for you? All my children have learnt through the Sarah Harris School of swimming. They have all done intensive holiday courses (i.e. one week an hour each day). They learn so quickly doing it everyday and then you can just take them swimming for leisure where they can practic...
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Tue Jul 07, 2015 3:10 pm

Re: Advice needed - nanny's house very dirty...does it matte

If your house is spotless when you get home she's probably too tired to keep her own house spotless. She hasn't got the luxury of someone looking after her children all day and cleaning her house. The only time my house is spotless is the ten minutes after my cleaner leaves! If you're happy with her...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 6
Sun Jul 05, 2015 10:23 pm

Re: Childcare for 6 week old?

I would echo Petal. Six weeks is a very short recovery period both physically and mentally. Unless it is vitally essential I would really urge you to reconsider your maternity leave. There are ao many things which can happen and even if you have the best birth and recovery ever six weeks is still no...
Forum: Childcare
Replies: 27
Sun Jul 05, 2015 8:27 pm

Re: Tutor required: Frech, English and Maths Summer (5 yr o

My thoughts precisely. Why would they need it at all? Let alone over the summer! This tutoring seems to be going the way of the US - they tutor 2 yr olds to make sure they get into the right nursery! Whatever happened to playing - isn't that the basis for all learning at the age?
Forum: Schools
Replies: 6
Fri Jul 03, 2015 11:00 pm

Re: state to independent

This also really gets on my nerves as there are lots of people who want to go to state schools for their entire education who miss out because of the "state til eight" brigade (who tend to live near the best schools!). However, the whole ethos of state schools is that they are open to anyone whereve...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 9
Fri Jul 03, 2015 1:31 pm

Re: Private or State Primary?

My daughter is Y6 state and I would say that most of the children who went for private schools have got in (some with scholarships). They were probably all tutored from Y4/5 but they had no extra work from the primary school (there isn't much homework set at our primary school for which I'm very gra...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 21
Fri Jun 12, 2015 3:04 pm

Re: Bolingbroke Academy Spring this Saturday 12 - 3pm

Please come and support this event. It was great fun last year and promises to be even better this year. Even the weather forecast is looking good!
Forum: Activities
Replies: 2
Fri Apr 17, 2015 1:26 pm

Re: Postnatal midwife care

Not sure what your budget is but have you considered a postnatal doula? Not as expensive and very practical.
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Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:17 pm