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Sandrafantin Fri 28-Dec-18 16:02:45

Dear Mums, my daughter has been accepted into Haileybury School, 11+ , we will be moving to London from Dubai next September, and i wonder if anybody has any experience with this school, and also if would consider commuting from London to there every day...

My head is bouncing , plus i still need to figure out the school of my other two who will be in year 5 and 6. S.O.S....

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Zodlebud Fri 28-Dec-18 21:06:46

Absolutely do not commute to Haileybury from London. Days are long and full plus there is school on Saturday morning.

I would either live nearby or consider weekly boarding if that’s something she and you are up for.

Sandrafantin Fri 28-Dec-18 21:23:42

thanks soo much... will try to work on the location and or eventually give up on Haileybury.

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MrsChollySawcutt Fri 28-Dec-18 21:32:42

I agree, Haileybury school is definitely not commutable from London. You could however live nearby in Bishops Stortford. Daughter could attend H as a day pupil and any family members that work in London could commute from Bishops Stortford station.

Smorgs Fri 28-Dec-18 21:41:03

I went to Haileybury 20 years ago. It's a great school but don't commute from London. At schools like that the days are long and full and there's no way you could fit in a commute.

Also, when I went it was mainly boarding, with one house for day pupils, so I imagine they'd feel a bit left out as a non boarder.

Smorgs Fri 28-Dec-18 21:42:18

In fact, my parents lived near Bishops Stortford and I still boarded.

goodbyestranger Fri 28-Dec-18 22:25:17

My two nieces attended in recent cohorts - a remarkably unexceptional school. I'd infinitely rather have my DC at a day school in London in your situation.

Lenazayka Sat 29-Dec-18 00:06:13

Haileybury has a bus service. Please have a look on its website. There should be an information about routes to London.
This is a very good school with a lot of activities, delicious food, friendly staff and huge library.
Yes, children from the year 9 must attend school 6 days a week. But lowers ( year 7 &8) study 5 days only. It is also true that boarding children in majority. Even day students who lives near prefer to stay at least on weekly boarding.

Sandrafantin Sat 29-Dec-18 08:13:42

huge thanks thanks for the valuable input.
I d try to start with day school as the change from dubai to london will be dramatic... and then see if she can go for weekly board at a second stage. I have ghe day pupil bus routes, they seem ok-i ll try to move to a point where the conmuting wont be too long.

And now start hunting for schools in the same area for my other two who are still in primary .

thanks ladies!

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