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Has this board always been dominated by questions about secondary schools?

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SAHDthatsall Wed 02-Mar-16 08:38:27

... and the Education board?

I'm sure I remember this board being relevant to a minority of parents even as recently as last year.

Wouldn't it make sense to have a separate board for secondary education, rather than having these ones silted up with queries about state schools, given that it's of no relevance to 7% of UK parents?

PansyGiraffe Wed 02-Mar-16 08:44:23

You are in the secondary education section!

PurpleDaisies Wed 02-Mar-16 08:45:33

What else did you expect to be on here? grin

OhShutUpThomas Wed 02-Mar-16 08:45:50


PansyGiraffe Wed 02-Mar-16 08:46:59

Oh - read it again. You're trying to be funny aren't you?

Gruach Wed 02-Mar-16 08:47:10


TeenAndTween Wed 02-Mar-16 09:35:23


RalphSteadmansEye Wed 02-Mar-16 09:36:46


fabhead Wed 02-Mar-16 09:42:22

20% in London, apparently smile

Looking forward to sitting through months of questions about secondary appeals

cakeisalaystheanswer Wed 02-Mar-16 10:06:36

And I am just waiting for the...

" We live in Glasgow and my son has got a place at Tiffin, does anyone want to car share, or is there a minbus?"


Peregrina Wed 02-Mar-16 11:33:52

Worst of all are the threads about will DC get into AHS or WHS or whatever and no more information. We can work out that H S stands for High School, but the first initial could be shared with any number of schools up and down the country.

We don't have a clue as to where you live, but are expected to offer an opinion as to your chances.

SquirmOfEels Wed 02-Mar-16 11:37:23

If this came to pass, then perhaps specific London school reviews could be encouraged over there? I think quite a lot of the alphabet soup schools are London ones (eg the WHS of your example)

fabhead Wed 02-Mar-16 12:22:51

Would have to be London and southeast no? As there is a massive cross over with Kent, Surrey, herts schools with kids travelling in and out both ways.

That would inflame the "MN is London-centric" objections though maybe.

TeenAndTween Wed 02-Mar-16 14:47:53

cake You were right (more or less) smile

SAHDthatsall Wed 02-Mar-16 14:53:00

Or this muppet on a board somewhere else...

"We are in SM2 postcode so interested to hear if anyone else from down this way, not sure yet how to get to Tiffin or where to move to to make his commute easier"

UnmentionedElephantDildo Wed 02-Mar-16 14:53:41

Croydon to Wimbledon is a mere 45 minutes.

I offer you this extract from one of the current crop of offers threads:

"Then about 6 weeks later we got an offer from 1st choice school - and same happened to kids in DS's class who had our local academy as their 1st choice. There can be an awful lot of movement as people take up independent school places/ move house/ realise commuting from Paris to a grammar in Orpington might not work after all <true story...>"

SAHDthatsall Wed 02-Mar-16 14:55:45

Croydon to Wimbledon is a mere 45 minutes.

Plus bits at the beginning and end with the nice uphill walk to KCS grin

MumTryingHerBest Wed 02-Mar-16 14:58:19


I know QE Barnet offered a place to a child in Leeds the year before last.

2016IsANewYearforMe Wed 02-Mar-16 14:59:32


cakeisalaystheanswer Wed 02-Mar-16 15:02:36

Oh yes we now have a "most ridiculous school commute" thread.

UnmentionedElephantDildo Wed 02-Mar-16 15:17:50

Uphill walk? Bracing. Good for a growing lad!

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