Why I think a girls’ school is the right place for my boy
Jan26

Why I think a girls’ school is the right place for my boy

It is nearly a year since my eldest, the bright boy who does very little school work, announced his intentions to go to grammar school for 6th form. We were all very pleased. We were even more pleased when he got his mocks results and it looked like a grammar school would be a very real possibility for him. When he first decided he wanted to go to a grammar school, it was to a boys’ school. But, not long afterwards, he started...

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Quiz Club general knowledge quiz
Jan25

Quiz Club general knowledge quiz

My daughter was chosen to represent the school in the Quiz Club general knowledge quiz against other schools. It is a national competition, with heats taking place at schools around the country, followed by regional semi-finals and eventually a final in London. My daughter has taken part twice before (and my eldest took part way back in year 5) and got close to the semi-finals last time, but sadly it wasn’t meant to be. How...

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The contact lenses, the eye test and growing out of glasses
Jan24

The contact lenses, the eye test and growing out of glasses

My younger son started wearing glasses when he was 5. He always wore them all the time and never had a problem with them. Over the years, his eyes gradually got a big worse and he had new ones fairly regularly. Until he started wearing contact lenses at the end of year 6. All of a sudden, he hated glasses. I would like him to wear them once a week to give his eyes a break, especially as he wears monthly contact lenses, so the risk of...

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The GCSE mocks
Jan23

The GCSE mocks

After the high of his year 10 exams last year, in which his teachers perhaps realised for the first time that my son was more capable than he was letting on, it was time for his GCSE mocks. The mocks are actually really important – because they determine his predictions and any offers of 6th form places are dependent on his predictions. As he would like to go to a grammar school for 6th form, good predictions are essential for...

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Silent Sunday 22.1.17
Jan22

Silent Sunday 22.1.17

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