Anyone had experience of Hill House Junior School, London

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peasoup Wed 09-Jul-08 15:57:29

Just wondered if anyone knew anything about this one. Seems fairly unconventional which i like the idea of and international students and staff which i like the idea of.

Ledodgy Wed 09-Jul-08 15:58:24

No idea but whatever it's like it's asking to be nicknamed Hell House isn't it?grin

TheBlonde Wed 09-Jul-08 16:07:01

not sure that it's unconventional? they have a funny uniform

it's spread across maybe 5 sites

friend's child is there and they are happy esp due the the international mix (they are not British)

buttercreamfrosting Wed 09-Jul-08 16:10:28

My brother went to a school that was near Hill House and we were forever seeing groups of children trooping along the street from one site to another....

hanaflowerisnothana Wed 09-Jul-08 16:13:11

That's the one with the rust-coloured corduroy plus-fours, isn't it? The children do all look very happy. I did come across one exasperated mother in John Lewis trying to buy hairbands which matched the uniform though - black not allowed shock

peasoup Wed 09-Jul-08 16:14:19

They do seem to do a lot of moving around; they take them every day in a mini bus to a park or sports facility as they don't have any outside space at any of the five sites (except nursery school site).

peasoup Wed 09-Jul-08 16:16:26

Yeah it's the rusty coloured plus fours and chunky oatmeal jumpers; probably what made me think it was an unconventional school. Won't have the prob with the hairbands as I have a son! grin
They do sports every day, hence lots of bussing around.

plantsitter Wed 09-Jul-08 16:18:29

Didn't Prince Charles go there?

Kewcumber Wed 09-Jul-08 16:18:58

no I think Princes W and H might have though

Zazette Wed 09-Jul-08 16:20:33

is it a Steiner school? not wearing black is a Steiner thing, I think

peasoup Wed 09-Jul-08 16:21:06

The princes went there?!!

Kewcumber Wed 09-Jul-08 16:24:28

Actually no - plantsitter is right ... Prince Charles started at Hill House school in west London on 7th November 1956.

plantsitter Wed 09-Jul-08 16:25:46

Don't know whether to be proud of myself for knowing that or not!

ScummyMummy Wed 09-Jul-08 16:26:41

Prince Charles definitely went there. Seem to remember reading somewhere that he hated it as discipline of choice was beating little boys on butt with table tennis bats. That was the olden days though, obv.

Kewcumber Wed 09-Jul-08 16:26:58

do you have royal teatowels and mugs?

ScummyMummy Wed 09-Jul-08 16:28:20

Not a steiner school. Just very posh prep school.

iBundle Wed 09-Jul-08 16:28:22

and Lily Allen <<yawn>>

plantsitter Wed 09-Jul-08 16:28:35

Who, me? Natch! And those special tiny teaspoons.

ScummyMummy Wed 09-Jul-08 16:29:26

who me? I have a princess di coin, I think. From when she was getting married.

ScummyMummy Wed 09-Jul-08 16:30:40

Funny that mockney lily allen went there!

iBundle Wed 09-Jul-08 16:31:03

i bet that's where prince charles gets his natty dress sense from

peasoup Wed 09-Jul-08 17:20:39

It didn't seem that posh; but I suppose cos it's international there were lots of American kids and only the British manage to sound posh grin It did seem a little wacky.

peasoup Wed 09-Jul-08 17:24:37

Have to go now as off out for the evening but will check thread tomorrow for horror stories of Hill House or otherwise grin

peasoup Wed 09-Jul-08 23:20:15

Hey, no horror stories?

peasoup Wed 09-Jul-08 23:20:30

Hey, no horror stories?

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