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youlookalotlikeme Thu 08-Nov-12 08:46:24


Does anyone have a view on this school - positive or negative?

Considering for my DD (yes, yes, PFB before anyone asks). Have tried asking in Education, but not getting any replies.


valiumredhead Thu 08-Nov-12 08:56:21

I had to google to see what it was - never heard it called Habs grin

I used to live in the same road - good luck getting her in - most oversubscribed in the area iirc.

firemansamisnormansdad Thu 08-Nov-12 08:57:51

And good luck with this thread. You will be flamed for putting it in AIBU rather than education even though you got no replies.

valiumredhead Thu 08-Nov-12 09:04:00

Hang on - which school the Elstree one? I forgot there are more than one!

exoticfruits Thu 08-Nov-12 09:04:14

If you decide on it make sure that you have plenty of options- competition will be intense.

youlookalotlikeme Thu 08-Nov-12 09:11:02

I'm rather confident she will get in, but yes, I have back ups. This is my favourite though.

Yes, it's the one in Elstree. I did not like Edge Grove.

Between pain and nothing.... I will take pain wink

wordfactory Thu 08-Nov-12 10:12:14

Habs is like Marmite, I think. You either love it or hate it.

Some DC thrive very well there, others are utterly miserable.

It is not for the faint hearted grin.

youlookalotlikeme Thu 08-Nov-12 11:20:49

My DD... Very ambitious, very academic... but rather shy.

I'm very taken with the school, and I suppose a bit pleased that they will take her... but she is young (3).

mutny Thu 08-Nov-12 11:27:07

What's a habs?

valiumredhead Thu 08-Nov-12 11:29:14

valiumredhead Thu 08-Nov-12 11:29:38

Have they said she'll get in? confused

bamboostalks Thu 08-Nov-12 11:30:50

How do you show ambition at 3?

youlookalotlikeme Thu 08-Nov-12 11:31:35

She has to complete the assessment, but they have seen her and, yes, I'm confident she will get in.

valiumredhead Thu 08-Nov-12 11:34:09

3??? I thought she was YEAR 3!

You might be confident but did the school say she would get in - two very different things altogether.

lighthousekeeping Thu 08-Nov-12 11:35:47

I know people who chose this place over Habs (doesnt everyone call it that?) and their daughters have thrived there.

Feminine Thu 08-Nov-12 11:36:14

grin I have been totally cheered up by this thread.

Comedy gold.

valiumredhead Thu 08-Nov-12 11:37:38

I know people who chose this place over Habs (doesnt everyone call it that?)

Er no, if anything it's more likely to be referred to as Askes.

lighthousekeeping Thu 08-Nov-12 11:40:42

maybe it depends where you live? At my hairdressers I hear all about daughters trying to get into Habs and thats all Ive ever heard it called.

exoticfruits Thu 08-Nov-12 11:42:26

Getting in at aged 4 doesn't necessarily mean that she will stay there. My nephew went to a similar school from nursery to 18yrs but many were weeded out at each stage. Fine if she is the sort to thrive in a highly competitive atmosphere,but are you sure you can tell aged 3 yrs?

MyThumbsHaveGoneWeird Thu 08-Nov-12 11:43:13

You have a very academic 3 year old??

valiumredhead Thu 08-Nov-12 11:43:38

lighthouse probably.

WilsonFrickett Thu 08-Nov-12 11:43:47

How lovely for you to have such an academic 3 yo. Maybe you can share your parenting tips with the rest of us?

WorraLiberty Thu 08-Nov-12 11:44:33


Hilarious grin

Puppypanic Thu 08-Nov-12 11:46:08

Oh champion another brilliant thread to cheer me in my sickbed!

exoticfruits Thu 08-Nov-12 11:47:45

A good day to be ill, puppy. grin

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