Neighbor complaint - people using his drive to turn. They both actively like the smallness. For parents, grandparents and others involved, it is a big decision. The prep classes are all approx 50/50 girls/boys so a good mix of children and in the nursery and reception there is a high staff to child ratio. You can still search for inspection reports from inspections that took place before the end of February 2020. They link up with Eltham College and Harenc school for some events so that the girls can take part in mixed sports as well as girl only teams. Mina, thank you. Babington are very willing to do that but parents have to make effort also to be involved with close contact, PTA, etc. Oh yes I know but it's secondary schools I am interested in x. Oh right - fair enough. Details of a Typical Day at Babington House School from 08:30 - 17:00, Including Autumn, Spring and Summer Term Dates for 2019, 2020 and 2021. I really, really liked what I saw. Thanks Mina, that sounds great. I liked Babington house, but felt it might be a little academic for my little boy who seems very active at the moment. I am still trying to decide between St Olaves (few girls) and babingtons!!! London has 101 private schools which take pupils of high school age, some of which also have primary and nursery schools as well. The head showed us around ages ago before her foot was broken. I have it's very nice. Babington is the largest and most experienced RWI Phonics provider in Hong Kong. We have been very, very happy with it overall. Babington House is extremely pretentious and many kids are beyond spoiled and cruel! The school office is open during holidays so maybe have a chat with Mrs Lee, the admissions secretary, for more information. Then many left in between the end of year 2 and the end of year 6. The thing I like most is that the older girls are polite yet confident and you feel that they do the best they possibly can as individuals whether they get 10 A grades at GCSE, 6 mixed grades, or sporting achievements, outside awards etc. Both reception classes have full time TA and there is also 1 TA for the Yr1 classes to share. Apparently there is also a place in West Wickham x. With 354 pupils, Babington House School has a significantly higher than average number of pupils in the UK. Other than that, I think maybe you should just go and see as many as possible, have you looked at Sevenoaks schools? Find houses for sale in Babington House School, London, BR7 with the UK's largest data-driven property portal. Babington House School Reviews. Probably why it's selective, then, if it's popular, they probably get more applicants than they have places. I'm a former student of Farringtons!! If so how does he get on with being in a small campus. To hope whoever buys it is the neighbour from hell? Tel: 020 8467 5537 URN: 101680. Prep Girls Uniform (Reception to Year 2). More schools in Bromley LEA or explore another LEA. My DS went there. Babington House Co-Educational Senior School is an Independent Senior School & Co-Ed Senior School for Students Aged 11 to 16 Years Old. However they don't have the outdoor space of some other schools. To use this feature subscribe to Mumsnet Premium - get first access to new features see fewer ads, and support Mumsnet. That is a toughie, independent-wise, apart from Farringdons or maybe Bishop Challoner in Shortlands. Even if my son becomes super academic I really want a non selective school for him. head girl 2009/10)has won the UK young journalist of the year award for two years running and credits the Babington staff (+ her parents! An independent education can, and often does, lead to a head start in life for those fortunate enough to experience it. She is a very physically active girl so has joined in several of the lunchtime and after school clubs for sports and dancing. Do you not want your child to sit a selective exam? We were shown around by such a polite, well mannered and confident pupil, who enthused about life at Merton.... amazing playing fields, indoor swimming pool so pupils start to swim from age 4! I can't find a non selective secondary school now. My daughter has just finished year 1 at Babingtons and has really enjoyed it there so far. Thanks so much I will investigate Bishop Challoner. I have looked at all three schools and my thoughts are this:St Olaves - lovely little school, kind and caring, emphasis on the child. Free school meals. Some girls go to Bromley High from my dd's school every year and it is definitely a more academic school, harder to get into, and as Eastpoint says, the GCSE range is likely to be broader, especially in the academic subjects such as MFL, option to do Latin if wished, etc. Im sad and now unsure as to where I can send my dd. Hi Sally, just joined mumsnet so explains late response to your post! still remember my school days....its been years since i was last walking in chislehurst! The manor was sold by Thomas and Mary Mankham to Joan Elcode, a widow, according to a deed dated Easter 1572. It is a lovely small, caring school. Uniform List. Sorry to but in on your thread. It is very much appreciated. Located in West Wickham, Kent, we are proud to offer an epic education for your child in a historically and culturally rich setting. With every visit we can all tell that the management are highly trained and have eyes everywhere. Headmaster: Mr Tim Lello. More boys than girls and not great facilities or grounds.Farringtons - great grounds, but found the teacher/pupil ratio not great for private school. Sign up to test new midwifery service Juno, Where would your DC most like to visit after lockdown? Nothing is done to curtail bullying and bad behaviour. No the one in elmsted woods was never selective, i went there and absoloutly loved my time there. Have heard good things about St Olave's so not trying to put you off the other schools but think perhaps you didn't get a full picture of Babington. Thanks Mina - I think we are heading to St Olaves. Also, what is the boy/girl ratio in your child's class?Applehead - it's so difficult. The idea of testing a 3-7 year old and putting them in an environment where everyone is expected to be academic is not appealing at all to me. Good luck. Super school! Sixth Form pupils are offered the opportunity to take part. To be perfectly honest Sally, I am not too bothered about the larger number of boys. If you mean the one in Elmstead Wood? Hmmmm - does now sound good.Spectacular- I have not thought of Colfes, mainly because I have a thing about driving and want a school really close to Chislehurst.Think I am going to take another look at Farringtons. Babington will go through a lot of upheaval this yr with the building work but school working hard to minimise impact on children. All teachers undergo the Babington Teacher Training Programme, which is a 12 week full time training programme. But I was really disappointed to discover the school had become selective. I thought they were always selective? If there is anything more you want to ask off-board, I am happy to be PMed if it helps.I do know families who are also v. happy with Farringtons (big advantage being those lovely grounds plus through to 18) but I'm afraid that the only families I know from Babington moved their dcs to our school (not many I hasten to add, just a couple!). Babington House School no longer accepts Early Years Funding from the local authority. Book a bedroom Built in 1705, Babington House is a Grade II-listed manor set in 18 acres of English countryside in the heart of Somerset, 30 minutes from Bath Take a look around Facilities will be lovely once work is finished (June 2011). Converted to a private members club and hotel by Nick Jones, it is currently owned by Soho House Ltd.Since 1999 it … I am worried about the girl/boy ratio as my daughter is a very girly girl and the class she would be joining is very boy "heavy". I can't add anything of substance, but 20 years ago I was going to be sent as a boarder to Farringtons until I kicked up such a fuss that my mother relented and allowed me to stay at home and therefore state school! We were the first formally trained RWI teachers in Hong Kong. Honestly, I had no complaints at all about Babington. Babington House is the benchmark of excellence, from the service to the food, aesthetics, garden design, attention to detail, cuisine and hospitality, nothing is too much trouble, no stone is left unturned. 1:15 and 1:14 (for ds)I think they won't go above 1:16, I can't recall a class being bigger than that.In Reception it is no more than 1:8 as both classes have a f/t TA.They have floating TAs who hear children in Years 1 and 2 read (or their teacher of course). St Olaves makes up for a slightly cramped site with brilliant pastoral care. Find out how Babington House School rates compared to other primary schools in Bromley with our school ratings. I live in Chislehurst too and for all the same reasons had a real dilemma re choosing schools.... Babington - didn't want the hassle of moving them later, Farringtons - lovely school, not enough boys, St Olaves - although my cousin went there many years ago and was very happy, it just didn't do it for me...not great facilities....Braeside and Ashgrove - again, small site etc... i was recommended Merton Court so arranged a visit....talk about blown away!! The girls have the ability to think for themselves rather than being spoon fed everything to focus solely on exam grades. Would this be an accurate description from your experience. I have looked at all three schools and my thoughts are this: St Olaves - lovely little school, kind and caring, emphasis on the child. But I wondered with Babbington if you had noticed the same thing, in year six only three girls had been there since reception. This is a really exciting time for Babington House School with growing pupil numbers. All teachers are retrained every single year. Abingdon House School & College is an independent day school for pupils aged from 5 to 19 with specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADD/ADHD, autistic spectrum condition, social communication difficulties and other associated needs. Richard Babington (d. 1550), the son of Sir Anthony Babington, lived at Nantwich in Cheshire and was survived by his only son, also called Richard, who married Anne Starkey (1527-1564), daughter of Richard Starkey (1514-1566) and Jane Legh (1507-1589), in 1555. When Babington House didn't take boys beyond the end of year 6, it was common for sme boys to move from Babington to Eltham at the end of year 2. Bernie and cpbp, what did you like about the babingtons and what didn't you like? I certainly wouldn't describe it as posh! This yr, 2 children have left DD year in summer but both are moving away from the area (Worcester and NZ!). Unfortunately a lot of these will be unavailable this coming school year due to the building work going on there but once completed the new gym, changing rooms, etc should be quite impressive. I'm not sure about if it is staying girls only. Prep Boys Uniform (Reception to Year 2). Only just joined hence the late contribution! Nursery Uniform Ma tutte, assolutamente tutte le strade di Roma portano a Piazza di Spagna. Delicious cocktails, food and afternoon tea. We have high standards of behaviour, dress and conduct, benefiting from small class sizes and a strong sense of community. I agree it's a shame, I guess it's just to improve results and the school's reputation. The children are encouraged to achieve rather than being pressured or hot housed for exams. 10/03/2015 22:05 HiawathaDidntBotherTooMuch. The only boarding-only independent school in London is Harrow School (boys-only). Don't agree that Babington is very academic. EG; Poppy Clifford (dep. Can I ask you what the teacher/pupil ratio is in your kids classes? It seems like a lovely little school. To use this feature subscribe to Mumsnet Premium - get first access to new features see fewer ads, and support Mumsnet. Please find below the school's uniform lists: Sixth Form Uniform. I have dcs there.Farringtons is very good and very nice too. History. We will not be publishing reports during this time. Thank you so much for replying.Applehead - gosh I did not know what about Babingtons. Senior Boys Uniform (Years 7 to 11) Prep Girls Uniform (Years 3 to 6). Senior Girls Uniform (Years 7 to 11). I always wanted a school that DS could stay at until the end of year 6 when every child moved on. All of these schools offer day places, with just over 10 offering boarding places as well. Pastoral care was impressive, also, the fact that it's a family run school really sets it apart from the other independents...the Headmaster really knows his stuff and you can tell he's so passionate about education, sport and all round well being of the children.... for me, Merton won hands down....i'd got in such a state as its such an important decision, all i can say is, look at all of them, speak to the pupils, check out the schools results and really talk to the Head....my son is now going into his final year at Merton and i have another 2 further down the school....its a 10 minute drive from Chislehurst and gets the kids really prepared for their 11+......finally, it has fab links with Colfes and Eltham for those wanting to carry on with private education.... Good Luck and hope this helps.....ps...its a bit like buying a house in that you'll know as soon as you step inside, if you get a good feeling!!! Excellent pastoral care and excellent teaching. 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