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harrow-a very British school?

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scrummummy Wed 11-Sep-13 20:09:18

is anyone watching or is there a thread?

RalphGnu Wed 11-Sep-13 20:19:35

I'm watching it, I've been looking forward to it all day!
The boys come across excellently in my opinion, not stuck up like I expected them to be. The names are so stereotypically 'posh' though - I did smile when Tarquin came on. grin

IwishIwasmoreorganised Wed 11-Sep-13 20:21:01

Which channel is it on?

RalphGnu Wed 11-Sep-13 20:21:18


Dillydollydaydream Wed 11-Sep-13 20:24:05

Love 'big d's' wonky bow tie smile

RalphGnu Wed 11-Sep-13 20:26:31

Me too. Can't believe he's not university age yet! So mature.

RalphGnu Wed 11-Sep-13 20:28:27

Now we have a Fabian. Love it. grin

bluebump Wed 11-Sep-13 20:29:36

Good reminder thanks, I'm setting this to record now.

HorsePetal Wed 11-Sep-13 20:33:05

All so confident, shame about the singing grin

RalphGnu Wed 11-Sep-13 20:36:17

I'm dying to know if any MNers have sons there.

disorganisedmummy Wed 11-Sep-13 20:38:59

The fees are £33,000 a year!! Love the program.

scarlettsmummy2 Wed 11-Sep-13 20:40:37

I really enjoyed it last week and am currently recording it. I think the boys come across really well, bright, articulate and generally self assured but not cocky.

RalphGnu Wed 11-Sep-13 20:48:33

Yes, absolutely. They're posh without being arrogant. I've worked out it would only take us a billion years to save uo to send DS there.

chickensaladagain Wed 11-Sep-13 20:53:26

Oh I can't believe I've missed it

I was meaning to watch it hmm

derektheladyhamster Wed 11-Sep-13 20:54:21

you can watch it on sky+1

FrillyMilly Wed 11-Sep-13 20:57:25

It goes on on demand too. I watched the first episode today. I have really enjoyed it. Just shows teenagers are best kept very busy! Not sure I fully understand this doubles business though. £33000 a year too. How many pupils did it say they have?

RalphGnu Wed 11-Sep-13 21:00:56

800 pupils shock. That's a ridiculous amount of money! Doubles are just a fancy form of doing lines, I think.

Davros Wed 11-Sep-13 21:02:09

It's repeated on Saturday lunchtime i missed it last week and tracked it down. DH's best friend's son went there, he's 20 now and he's really delightful, so kind, friendly to 10 year old DD when they visit.

HangingGardenofBabbysBum Wed 11-Sep-13 21:09:24

No DCs there, but my DH went. He had a great time, learned to love learning for its own sake and not to be afraid of trying new things. Very cosmopolitan place, in his day they celebrated diversity before it became the cliched bollocks it is today. (His words).

scrummummy Wed 11-Sep-13 21:12:09

I love watching it. we sat there looking at similar girls schools boarding or not and couldn't think of many like the boys schools you could name. Eton harrow rugby Winchester St Paul's city etc. name the same girls school's?

GibberTheMonkey Wed 11-Sep-13 21:13:17

It is a lot of money but it does seem to be the going rate for such schools. I think Oundle is just over 31k and greshams just under 30k

IwishIwasmoreorganised Wed 11-Sep-13 21:14:29

We don't get sky1!

FrillyMilly Wed 11-Sep-13 21:14:37

That's over £25 million in fees! I'm sure it's a wonderful place to send your son but, not that I could ever afford it, I just couldn't imagine sending my child to board. I really sympathised with the crying sisters in the first episode.

GibberTheMonkey Wed 11-Sep-13 21:15:36

Roedean, Cheltenham,

scrummummy Wed 11-Sep-13 21:23:42

but without having to think no girls schools are the same. I'm already paying £15k + for prep. so not thinking money wise £30k+ for boarding seems fine.

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