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Hall School Wimbledon - anyone unhappy?

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bubus Tue 24-Nov-15 22:04:28

I was wondering whether anyone has been unhappy or is unhappy with the Hall School Wimbledon, the secondary school.We personally are having a difficult time there and were wondering whether there is anyone out there with similar experiences. The teaching is very good, but the headmaster and some of the teachers often break the proper code of conduct and on top of this will never accept any complaints or criticism. They will always turn it around to make it look as if the parent is rude to dare approach them with a complaint and the child is always labelled unruly and horrible to make the parent feel guilty and unlikely to complain. The slightest misbehaviour is exaggerated and aggressively disciplined in an unacceptable way. teachers have even lied to us about their own conduct and about our son. Is anyone there who thinks the same?

EldonAve Tue 24-Nov-15 22:26:43

plenty of stuff in the archives about the place - seems like people either love it or hate it

bubus Wed 25-Nov-15 08:18:30

thank you eldonave - have read now
is there anyone else with more recent opinions?

Youarenotthebossofme Wed 25-Nov-15 09:13:33

I have to say, regardless of whether other people are happy or unhappy with this school, you have to make a decision based on your own experience here. Is your son unhappy or is it you? If it's your son and the school are in your eyes difficult then you have the choice to move him. Just do it. It's not that difficult. Start looking for alternatives, once you've done your research and found an acceptable alternative then move him. You don't have to inform the school until your next terms payment is due! You'll all be happier for it. If you lose a terms fees ( because the timing is wrong) it will be worth it in the long term anyway.
In my experience, independent schools expect you to fully cooperate with their ethos. And NO schools, independent or state handle criticism well. Regardless of that, if your experience is that the teachers 'break the proper rules of conduct,' 'lie,' then it's time to cut your losses and move.

bubus Wed 25-Nov-15 09:32:18

thank you, youarenotthebossofme, that makes sense.

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