(48 Posts)
Lfs2126 Mon 31-Dec-12 19:45:09

anyone know where the boys are going? latest is £15k per annum school in

No idea. Why the interest?

Lfs2126 Mon 31-Dec-12 20:10:57

I'm only interested as my ds 's school falls into this bracket[smile

EdnaScoggins Mon 31-Dec-12 20:16:29

Emmanuel??? Just a guess.

Oh right. Is it to avoid or to get a place? grin

EweBrokeMyManger Mon 31-Dec-12 20:21:19

Well that would be v close to the bit of wandsworth that Gordon ramsey lives in. Why am I even commenting on this? For shame.

EdnaScoggins Mon 31-Dec-12 20:22:20

Yeah, no shortage of sleb kids there. wink

Lfs2126 Mon 31-Dec-12 20:31:49

hi sparklingbrook, no ds already at sec. school. I'm sure parents would be in the loop by now though as it must be quite a logistic nightmare taking on the kids of 'VIP's'.

difficultpickle Mon 31-Dec-12 20:40:07

I thought it was Harrodian?

LynetteScavo Mon 31-Dec-12 20:41:44

I'm guessing the eldest will be going into Y9, the second in to Y5.

Didn't realise they were moving back to the UK...

LynetteScavo Mon 31-Dec-12 20:43:23

I don't think it would be a logistic nightmare.

The school will do their thing...the families security will do theirs....although places at certain schools will open up if, um... donations are high enough.

Lfs2126 Mon 31-Dec-12 21:08:55

hah,cynical, vous?[wink

splintersinmebum Tue 01-Jan-13 18:03:59

I thought they were looking at that Haberdashers place.

difficultpickle Tue 01-Jan-13 18:06:59

Wasn't that a couple of years ago. It was all over the press a couple of months ago that they had been to Harrodian. Ds has VIPs at his school and other than my living in fear of him being invited to a playdate it has had no impact at all.

uptheamp Tue 01-Jan-13 18:09:24

it's hard to get into haberdashers isn't it? even with lots of money wink

ValentineWiggins Tue 01-Jan-13 18:11:52

Harrodian afaik

Happymum22 Mon 07-Jan-13 01:46:19

Seen in the news online somewhere daily mail that she's looked round Harrodian for the boys and Pembridge Hall School for the girl.. Obviously that means nothing though just looking round!
Would be very very odd being teacher of one of their DC at parents evening having those two turn up!

Copthallresident Mon 07-Jan-13 19:30:01

I imagine lots of Fathers will be working out in advance of Sport's Day.....

mrsshackleton Wed 09-Jan-13 11:17:59

The Standard said they started y'day. Was it the Harrodian in the end?

splintersinmebum Wed 09-Jan-13 11:22:38

I wonder how the boys will feel about leaving that Californian sunshine behind

<I have too much time on my hands blush>

mimbleandlittlemy Wed 09-Jan-13 11:52:13

I have heard on the west London Harrodian grapevine that they've been given a two week trial to see if they like it, which is very different to every one else who has to pass the exam, but that's the advantage of being rich and famous as 'any fule kno'.

Annelongditton Wed 09-Jan-13 12:43:59

Harrodian makes sense if the boys are good footballers.

The Independent Schools Football Association use Harrodian as a training base because it's facilities are so good, some of their staff help with the training and they are the best football coaches I've ever seen. ( and I've seen a lot - DS totally sport mad)

It really is a beautiful school. DS attends a concrete jungle in Twickenham and he's very jealous.

Mrsrudolphduvall Wed 09-Jan-13 13:10:05

Ooh I visit the Harrodian through work.
(goes off to buy control pants)

Farewelltoarms Wed 09-Jan-13 13:25:29

How does it work, applying for sought-after schools if you're a celeb then? I mean most parents returning from abroad with three boys of varying ages might find it a bit tricky to get them all into same school (state or private). Is there a VIP room in schools so they don't have to queue behind same rope as 'civilians' to get into this particular club?
I know round here, it doesn't matter how selective the school, the celebrity children always seem to coincidentally get through the 3+ assessment. A small celeb child named after a fruit, I remember, got through to v sought-after school and others who also did claimed that it was definitely because the girl must be really clever like their own offspring, that the school had no need of celebrity endorsement.
And I thought, hmmm...

mimbleandlittlemy Wed 09-Jan-13 15:13:53

The Harrodian has a bit of a celeb clientele and as classes are small it's easy enough to fit in an extra desk, especially when you know someone's good for the £16k a year plus lunch money.

My old school used to play sport there when it was still the Harrods staff club/playing fields so it is forever linked in my mind with vile blue 'gym knickers', vile changing rooms and the hell that was Tuesday afternoon hockey grin

beckhamz Wed 09-Jan-13 15:45:46


beckhamz Wed 09-Jan-13 15:46:09

It's not Harrodian.

Farewelltoarms Wed 09-Jan-13 15:51:35

Ooo really? I thought Harrodian made sense as was not so academic and v celebby.
Not that Beckhams aren't academic. In fact there's a good argument to say that the parents are far smarter, certainly savvier, than your more oxbridgey types.

gazzalw Wed 09-Jan-13 15:53:01

Now do we assume this is someone being ironic or someone trying to throw us off the scent. If it is you Mrs Beckham, my DW thinks your figure hugging designer dresses are fab - just a pity I'm not a sleb to afford the prices... grin

mrsshackleton Wed 09-Jan-13 15:59:51

Do tell us more, Victoria! grin

gazzalw Wed 09-Jan-13 16:00:38

Welcome Mrs Beckham!

Somewhere around Notting Hill wink

gazzalw Wed 09-Jan-13 16:04:56

Well if they're looking at Pembridge Hall School for Harper (is that her name?) then I'm pretty sure that's near Pembridge Villas nr Nottinghill/Westbourne Grove so wouldn't have thought they would be doing with being stuck in traffic going 'sarf of the River' on a daily basis too. Although we do know a family whose nanny shunts the DCs across the River from Barnes to the primary school the junior Camerons go to...

beckhamz Wed 09-Jan-13 16:06:14

I'm not Mrs Beckham. They're not all at the same school either.

gazzalw Wed 09-Jan-13 16:12:54

Guess they wouldn't be as they would fall into different age-groups. Eldest is probably public school age, the boys are probably prep school age and the little girl isn't even nursery age yet is she?

Didn't Robert Pattinson go to the Harrodian School or have I imagined that? I always have a slight problem placing it as a smart London private school because of its trade (Harrods) associations (you'd never believe I grew up on a council estate!).

beckhamz Wed 09-Jan-13 16:22:46

Harrodian much more academic than it used to be. Day school competition is so fierce in London that it can pick and choose much more than in the past.

Jack Whitehall was at Harrodian for a while too, I believe.

Lfs2126 Wed 09-Jan-13 16:56:46

Ds mate went all upper case on Sunday as Mr b was at his rugby club with the eldest[gri

splintersinmebum Wed 09-Jan-13 17:50:46

Please don't tell me Romeo and Cruz have gone private but they've put Brooklyn in a shock comp!

beckhamz Wed 09-Jan-13 18:03:38

Mr B is very handsome and twinkly in the flesh.

Brooklyn not in a comp!!

beckhamz Wed 09-Jan-13 18:07:02

Or so I've been told.

SomebodySaveMe Wed 09-Jan-13 18:09:26

I hate myself for joining in on this but I had no idea they were coming back to UK. Where is Beckham going to be playing?

impty Wed 09-Jan-13 18:12:28

slightly swooning at the thought of Mr B turning up at school gates grin

<<not our comp though>>

splintersinmebum Wed 09-Jan-13 18:59:26

oooh nooo - couldn't be doing with David Beckham and all his tatoos.

No doubt he'll be gutted to hear that grin

audrey01 Sun 13-Jan-13 17:23:54

Beckamz could the boys be at Wetherby School by any chance?

Coconutty Sun 13-Jan-13 17:29:54

I thought they had gone to the same school as Gordon's?

bevelino Sun 13-Jan-13 17:42:16

Don't shoot me down but I think it would be very, very wrong for the school to be outed on mn. There are a lot of celeb children at schools everywhere and they all deserve to be be educated without the paps hanging around. Naming the school could also place the safety of those children at risk of stalkers and the like.

Coconutty Sun 13-Jan-13 18:38:35

Actually that's a very good point, at my dc,s last school there was a very well very wealthy persons child and they had an armoured car and bodyguards for the school run.

Coconutty Sun 13-Jan-13 18:39:40

BLOODY kindle messing with my posts

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