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CharlieApril2017 Sat 08-Apr-17 05:57:36

Does anyone have current views on Milton Abbey? Thinking of it for DS for sixth form but see different and wide opinions on the place. Much appreciated.

Lowdoorinthewal1 Wed 12-Apr-17 22:00:06

I once sat on a train listening to a Milton Abbey pupil complain bitterly to her mother about how her classes were disrupted by pupils who had been excluded from 'all their other schools'.

It is pretty much bottom of the barrel I'm afraid. Have you no other options?

BareBum Sun 16-Apr-17 22:33:09

Could be ok if he's not very bright.

salsamummy Mon 17-Apr-17 22:52:19

I also hear a mixed view of it. I have friends who have children there who are very happy and doing well but sadly its reputation has not been good in the past so even if it is improving it will take years to shake off its previous reputation. It's a shame really as looking for a good day school for my son.
If you are local I would send him to Thomas Hardye sixth form.

salsamummy Thu 11-May-17 08:04:22

I am going to the open day on Saturday as the only negative things I have heard are from people who haven't actually been there. Our headmaster said to me that it is changing so I am going with an open mind. :-)

Jessopy Mon 10-Jul-17 19:30:34

I wouldn't recommend Milton Abbey. The kids don't have any work ethic, are bored at weekends so get up to all sorts, and there is bullying. Moreover, the new headmaster is appalling. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

salsamummy Mon 10-Jul-17 21:04:55

Jessopy can I ask where you have got this information? You can PM if you prefer.

MuminHampshire Wed 12-Jul-17 08:20:01

Jessopy I would also like to know more details about this as relevant to us, particularly comments about the headmaster - also happy for a PM.

Jessopy Wed 12-Jul-17 14:28:27

MuminHampshire - We have recently had a child at the school. What other details would you like to know? I presume you are considering the school for your child... With regards the headmaster, the reviews on uk.ratemyteacher appear pretty accurate.

cherrypye Sat 11-Nov-17 21:26:22

Just unearthed this post and wanted to present another side? I moved my perfectly bright but lazy DS for 6th form to Milton Abbey and its been the best move we ever made. He is So happy, doing so well and has made so many super friends. I recommend heartily. Happy to PM anybody who wants to discuss further.

petrova Sun 12-Nov-17 18:54:03

We have friends who moved their son to Milton Abbey for sixth form. He is very happy there and it has been a great move for him.

cynhall77 Wed 28-Mar-18 19:53:56

I read with interest Jessopy message concerning Rate my teacher. Headmaster at Milton Abbey school had 11 bad reviews since 2014-2017 Rate or Rank my teacher website should be ashamed of themselves. Rate my teacher is being very dishonest in removing all bad and truthful reviews by parents and only showing good reviews, wonder if they are made up with the help from his colleagues??? Parents are becoming misled into thinking Milton Abbey school is a great place for your child. Think again my grandson left the school with few others due to poor education and mainly bullying that is on the increase. I wonder if the true genuine reviews on this man and the school have been removed because he is due to start as headmaster at a school in Hampshire Bedales??? Jessopy is telling the truth as the school has many problems. Claysmore, Milfield, two who have a very good learning support.

Jessopy Wed 28-Mar-18 21:08:03

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cynhall77 Sat 31-Mar-18 09:58:01

Jessopy. My grandson still gets messages from friends at the school, they are due to leave soon as one parent commented to my son Thank God never again. I heard it is very bad in the girls dormitory, a friend messaged that two particular girls which my grandson said are very nice and the most sensible ones have been bullied again few weeks ago. His friends say nothing has changed. Pupils believe the new Head won't make any difference. I wonder if she is employed as a scape goat, for any past wrong doing if it rears its ugly head.

Archie17 Sun 15-Apr-18 01:00:23

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Dorsetmumof2 Sun 15-Apr-18 11:45:46

I would like to add some context to this thread. My son started in year 9 in September and the change in his confidence is enormous. The school have been very nurturing and supportive. I have seen children come from bigger schools where they have fallen through the cracks and appear to be much happier. We haven't witnessed bullying first hand. The current housemistress - there is only one girls boarding house until a second is created in September - has been there for 3 years, with no changes so the information is incorrect. My advice would be to go and see the school and meet the children and make your own mind up.

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Archie17 Sun 15-Apr-18 13:08:55

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Jessopy Sun 15-Apr-18 13:37:59

Dorsetmumof2 - I'm afraid you're mistaken with regards the housemistress situation. During the three years my daughter was there, there were indeed three different housemistresses. Perhaps you didn't take maternity leave into account?
Archie17 - I feel your pain. My daughter also experienced bullying from the older girls, and I know of another girl that recently left due to this. Damages children for the rest of their lives. The school should be ashamed. It needs seriously reviewing, as does Bashaarat.

mutti454 Sun 15-Apr-18 17:00:42

Good for you! There are always two sides to every story as I'm sure you'll appreciate. I live locally and know so many happy children at this school and parents who love the school. One friend told me her daughter has 'found her place' after many years of not enjoying school.

Archie17 Sun 15-Apr-18 17:53:04

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atom240 Wed 02-May-18 10:03:28

I was a student at milton abbey it felt like a living hell the student hierarchy is unheard off!!!!!

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