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Re: Difference between private and state

Almost all the desitination info is on the school's websites Supergirl But here's my summary of the ones around Clapham based on looking for my son (so focusing on where the boys go only) Thomas Clapham - split about 2/3 to day schools and 1/3 boarding. Vast majority to Dulwich (twice as many as to ...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 68
Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:54 pm

Re: So which schools should we be aiming for post 11 or 13

Thing1andThing2 - we were very impressed by Northcote's head too. Son is at Broomwood so that is where he would automatically go on to unless we moved him. My husband's family were all at either Winchester or Westminster - so that is where he'd like our son to go eventually (although KCS would be mo...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 3
Tue Nov 12, 2013 3:56 pm

So which schools should we be aiming for post 11 or 13

There have been a few posts recently where it has been suggested that one should work out which school you want your child to end up at for secondary level and then work backwards to decide which schools to send them to beforehand (e.g. if they are going to board then Northcote, thomas' for London d...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 3
Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:43 am

Re: 'State till 8' - how?

Chin up mungomuffit! I went to state schools all the way through (including one that was so unpopular it was shut down two years after I left). I never had any private tutoring either but I still managed to get a place at Oxford and then a career in law. It all seems to get amplified in London but r...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 22
Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:05 pm

Re: 'State till 8' - how?

If you want to move them at 8 you need to focus on preparing them for the 7+ entrance exam. This is where it is harder from state than private as most of the prep schools do lots of work and practise to get the kids ready for it whereas states generally don't - which is why lots of people then hire ...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 22
Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:35 pm

Re: Leaving SW for this house in East Dulwich. Would you?

You do get more in Heaver but not as big as the one the OP linked to and the gardens are still pretty small (although not by London standards). If you do want to stay close to SW Streatham is worth a look - bigger plots and more detached houses.
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 29
Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:22 pm

Re: Tooting Primary School

Cupcakesw12 what you say about Rutherford's budgeting not adding up is interesting. Why Bellevue education which runs 9 succesful private schools here and in Switzerland, and is apparently owned by a swiss venture capital fund with predominantly Russian investors, suddenly wants to run state schools...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 23
Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:46 pm

Re: CLOSURE of wandsworth one o clock clubs

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Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 48
Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:40 am

Re: Need help choosing a double buggy please

I live in the same sort of house and have an 18 month age gap with mine. I found the Phil & Ted really heavy and it was actually quite a lot wider than my old Chameleon. Plus with an active toddler endlessly hopping in and out of the front it tended to tip over quite a lot. Also after about 6 months...
Forum: Chat Here
Replies: 7
Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:04 pm

Re: Swimming in a warm pool

The new pool at Clapham is lovely and does really cheap children's swimming lessons - about £4 a time.
Forum: Activities
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Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:52 pm

Re: The moon on a stick

Second Forest Holidays we went to their place in Cornwall and it was absolutely lovely.
Forum: Travel
Replies: 4
Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:50 pm

Re: The moon on a stick

Second Forest Holidays we went to their place in Cornwall and it was absolutely lovely.
Forum: Travel
Replies: 4
Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:50 pm

Re: Did you have to fight for an epidural at St Georges?

I think St George's are pretty reticent about epidurals. I've given birth there twice and not managed to get one. That being said, I had ridiculously quick labours (both under 90 minutes), so it may have been as they said and there just wasn't time. I think what happens is that if you start off ok, ...
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Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:51 pm

Re: Premature baby gift

Get something for the baby as you would usually. A friend of mine had a 27 weeker and she said it made her very sad that no-one really bought presents for the baby - made her think they all thought she wouldn't survive. There are special requirements as to what they can wear in NICU - clothes need t...
Replies: 9
Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:47 am