It is over subscribed even for the pre school class. They will show you their report but, that is all on the inspector's day which they vigorously prepare for. Re. We are an all-through school, so pupils can join us in reception and stay until they have completed their sixth form education. Babington is the most experienced RWI phonics provider in Hong Kong. She is above average intelligence so has the potential to go far. Didn't find it posh either. The girls have the ability to think for themselves rather than being spoon fed everything to focus solely on exam grades. I certainly wouldn't describe it as posh! Honestly it would be wprth it jist on case she got through? Have heard good things about St Olave's so not trying to put you off the other schools but think perhaps you didn't get a full picture of Babington. We fuel aspiration and challenge the girls as they grow into confident young women preparing to play their part in the world. It has a mixed ability intake. Then many left in between the end of year 2 and the end of year 6. Thanks so much I will investigate Bishop Challoner. This is a really exciting time for Babington House School with growing pupil numbers. However they don't have the outdoor space of some other schools. Thank you for all the replies you are all SO very kind x, It's such a shame RR is so over subscribed as I know it has a very pastoral nature (my friend's daughter is dyslexic and as mild ADHD, she's probably going there for secondary, her parents were HUGELY impressed). Sign up to test new midwifery service Juno, Where would your DC most like to visit after lockdown? I am still trying to decide between St Olaves (few girls) and babingtons!!! Babington House School Q & A (Questions and Answers frequently), Reviews from teachers, students and parents. Out of all the schools St Olaves is my fav at the moment. But I wondered with Babbington if you had noticed the same thing, in year six only three girls had been there since reception. The village of Babington dates from medieval times.Its name derives from the Babington family, who were once associated with the village, but it appears to have been for the most part demolished to make way for the house around 1705.. I can't add anything of substance, but 20 years ago I was going to be sent as a boarder to Farringtons until I kicked up such a fuss that my mother relented and allowed me to stay at home and therefore state school! With a school roll of just over 400, every pupil from 3 to 18 years old is able to make the most of our bespoke approach to education, grow in confidence and maturity and make close friendships. Parents are able to claim free school meals if they receive a qualifying benefit. The thing I like most is that the older girls are polite yet confident and you feel that they do the best they possibly can as individuals whether they get 10 A grades at GCSE, 6 mixed grades, or sporting achievements, outside awards etc. Babington House is a Grade II* listed manor house, located in the village of Babington, between Radstock and Frome, in the county of Somerset, England.. We are an independent, boarding and day school for girls and boys aged 11-18. I don't think that is selective although I am not sure. How on earth do you tell with independent schools which to choose? A lot of parents travel from Chislehurst, so a car share is easy to find.I live in C'hurst and have two children at Colfes and it has been a god send not to have to stress about Y6 transfer, as the children move up to teh senior school there. It is an academic school but also has very good sports, art and drama facilities. All teachers are retrained every single year. This does not show pupils who actually received free school meals but those who are eligible to receive them. I wonder if posting on the local boards would help? They both actively like the smallness. head girl 2009/10)has won the UK young journalist of the year award for two years running and credits the Babington staff (+ her parents! London has 101 private schools which take pupils of high school age, some of which also have primary and nursery schools as well. (1:20)Babington - Very academic - lots of testing and slightly posh.Does anyone have any thoughts? The children are encouraged to achieve rather than being pressured or hot housed for exams. children leaving: 2 children left DD class during reception yr, possibly due to financial reasons unfortunately but I don't know full reasons and obviously private issue. The Babington family of Ireland descend from the Babingtons of Dethick. INSPIRING TEACHERS, INSPIRING CHILDREN Babington House School in Chislehurst is the top small independent school in England for A level results 2018 and 3rd in the UK with 68% A* and A grades. 1:15 and 1:14 (for ds)I think they won't go above 1:16, I can't recall a class being bigger than that.In Reception it is no more than 1:8 as both classes have a f/t TA.They have floating TAs who hear children in Years 1 and 2 read (or their teacher of course). I have one of each there. Babington is the largest and most experienced RWI Phonics provider in Hong Kong. Super duper! agree, lovely grounds, i was a full time boarder. His year did the tours last term while the Head got over her broken foot. I agree it's a shame, I guess it's just to improve results and the school's reputation. The school makes good use of the big field in the local park, and they do Forest School locally too.Both of them have a larger boy/girl ratio in their classes. Both reception classes have full time TA and there is also 1 TA for the Yr1 classes to share. Another child left at yr end as her parent was unhappy with the school but I think it's important for parents to have close dialogue with any school. More schools in Bromley LEA or explore another LEA. Super school! Prep Boys Uniform (Reception to Year 2). It seems like a lovely little school. The only boarding-only independent school in London is Harrow School (boys-only). Our school inspections have been deferred due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Babington House School is a secondary school in the Bromley Local Education Authority. We are looking at farringtons junior sch in Chislehurst for our two - again I like that its not selective, has amazing grounds and good facilities and is co-ed - it may be because I have boys but Babington was pretty girl focused (and I think the senior school is all girls, yes?). We are going to send our DSs to St Olave's Prep in New Eltham. It is difficult choosing schools and think you may have to go with gut feeling and instinct on what will best suit your children. They link up with Eltham College and Harenc school for some events so that the girls can take part in mixed sports as well as girl only teams. I am a bit of your thread titlemine would be "Fenn St, Bash St, or Grange Hill?". It is very much appreciated. The prep classes are all approx 50/50 girls/boys so a good mix of children and in the nursery and reception there is a high staff to child ratio. Almost all boys seem to get accepted to Eltham College or school of their choice at end of Yr 2. Thanks Mina, that sounds great. Find out how Babington House School rates compared to other primary schools in Bromley with our school ratings. Renowned Music and Drama School. More boys than girls and not great facilities or grounds.Farringtons - great grounds, but found the teacher/pupil ratio not great for private school. Babington House School no longer accepts Early Years Funding from the local authority. Despite excellent results when they weren't being selective. Babington House School strives for academic rigour in all areas and encourages pupils to become confident and able to think for themselves. To use this feature subscribe to Mumsnet Premium - get first access to new features see fewer ads, and support Mumsnet. The school office is open during holidays so maybe have a chat with Mrs Lee, the admissions secretary, for more information. No the one in elmsted woods was never selective, i went there and absoloutly loved my time there. Browse detached, semi-detached and terraced properties to buy in Babington House School, London, BR7. Best of luck, Subscribe to Mumsnet emails direct to your inbox. Converted to a private members club and hotel by Nick Jones, it is currently owned by Soho House Ltd.Since 1999 it … I went to look around Babbington House School today and was really impressed. They all seem very supportive of each other and not too bitchy, materialistic or nastily competitive. What about looking at the state primaries? I liked Babington house, but felt it might be a little academic for my little boy who seems very active at the moment. Don't agree that Babington is very academic. Alla Scalinata. I think it is also selective sadly. Honestly, I had no complaints at all about Babington. Abingdon House School & College is an independent day school for pupils aged from 5 to 19 with specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADD/ADHD, autistic spectrum condition, social communication difficulties and other associated needs. Ds and dd were both heard daily throughout lower school.I am wondering if ds has shown you round! To be perfectly honest Sally, I am not too bothered about the larger number of boys. All the best... To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account. Please find below the school's uniform lists: Sixth Form Uniform. Thank you for replying! That is a toughie, independent-wise, apart from Farringdons or maybe Bishop Challoner in Shortlands. Probably why it's selective, then, if it's popular, they probably get more applicants than they have places. Neighbor complaint - people using his drive to turn. 10/03/2015 22:05 HiawathaDidntBotherTooMuch. We were shown around by such a polite, well mannered and confident pupil, who enthused about life at Merton.... amazing playing fields, indoor swimming pool so pupils start to swim from age 4! Join Facebook to connect with Sarah Scothern and others you may know. Excellent pastoral care and excellent teaching. This shows whether a pupil's family have claimed eligibility for free school meals as reported in the annual spring school census. Also, what is the boy/girl ratio in your child's class?Applehead - it's so difficult. Find houses for sale in Babington House School, London, BR7 with the UK's largest data-driven property portal. Free school meals. Located in West Wickham, Kent, we are proud to offer an epic education for your child in a historically and culturally rich setting. Talk widget showing discussions of the day & trending threads, Subscribe to Mumsnet emails direct to your inbox. You can still search for inspection reports from inspections that took place before the end of February 2020. There are several really nice little lads in her class - and ds is on very friendly terms with the girls in his. An independent education can, and often does, lead to a head start in life for those fortunate enough to experience it. Thank you Mina - sorry to be dumb - but does dcs mean son. Welcome to Babington House School The boys and girls who come to Babington House School receive a first class education and enjoy coming to school. To hope whoever buys it is the neighbour from hell? The problem with selective schools is I think they have an ethos she wouldn't cope with. Can I ask you what the teacher/pupil ratio is in your kids classes? Headmaster: Mr Tim Lello. Delicious cocktails, food and afternoon tea. She is dyslexic and unlikely to pass any exam of that nature. Do you not want your child to sit a selective exam? But yes tis a shame it has now become selective but it is also apparently one of the more popular ones around too. Babington House School, Farringtons or St Olaves? I have looked at all three schools and my thoughts are this:St Olaves - lovely little school, kind and caring, emphasis on the child. Only just joined hence the late contribution! Nursery Uniform The idea of testing a 3-7 year old and putting them in an environment where everyone is expected to be academic is not appealing at all to me. Other than that, I think maybe you should just go and see as many as possible, have you looked at Sevenoaks schools? I always wanted a school that DS could stay at until the end of year 6 when every child moved on. They have refused to offer a place there to not even 3 year olds as they can pick and choose. It's not as intimidating as you might have first thought! I have dcs there.Farringtons is very good and very nice too. To share this earth shattering life changing news! Ask the Food Standards Agency experts your questions about food allergies and intolerances, Are you pregnant? St Olaves makes up for a slightly cramped site with brilliant pastoral care. Max size now increased to 20 from this Sept for reception. Babington House is extremely pretentious and many kids are beyond spoiled and cruel! She is a very physically active girl so has joined in several of the lunchtime and after school clubs for sports and dancing. The manor was sold by Thomas and Mary Mankham to Joan Elcode, a widow, according to a deed dated Easter 1572. Sorry to but in on your thread. it is Roman Catholic though. With every visit we can all tell that the management are highly trained and have eyes everywhere. I am looking for a school for my children, and I was wondering if you could help. Pastoral care was impressive, also, the fact that it's a family run school really sets it apart from the other independents...the Headmaster really knows his stuff and you can tell he's so passionate about education, sport and all round well being of the children.... for me, Merton won hands down....i'd got in such a state as its such an important decision, all i can say is, look at all of them, speak to the pupils, check out the schools results and really talk to the Head....my son is now going into his final year at Merton and i have another 2 further down the school....its a 10 minute drive from Chislehurst and gets the kids really prepared for their 11+......finally, it has fab links with Colfes and Eltham for those wanting to carry on with private education.... 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