Babington House is the benchmark of excellence, from the service to the food, aesthetics, garden design, attention to detail, cuisine and hospitality, nothing is too much trouble, no stone is left unturned. It's not an issue for my son, I suppose it could be a bit for my daughter, but she has good friends at school and outside it.We have been v. happy with the school overall. Not selective. When Babington House didn't take boys beyond the end of year 6, it was common for sme boys to move from Babington to Eltham at the end of year 2. St Olaves makes up for a slightly cramped site with brilliant pastoral care. No the one in elmsted woods was never selective, i went there and absoloutly loved my time there. Our users often ask questions and request information about the term dates, uniform , ofsted, mumsnet, teachers, former pupils and … Prep Boys Uniform (Years 3 to 6). Book a bedroom Built in 1705, Babington House is a Grade II-listed manor set in 18 acres of English countryside in the heart of Somerset, 30 minutes from Bath Take a look around All the best... To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account. Out of all the schools St Olaves is my fav at the moment. Almost all boys seem to get accepted to Eltham College or school of their choice at end of Yr 2. Apparently there is also a place in West Wickham x. I hate the idea of dd1 making friends then they go. Even if my son becomes super academic I really want a non selective school for him. It is over subscribed even for the pre school class. Thank you Mina - sorry to be dumb - but does dcs mean son. Don't agree that Babington is very academic. I have looked at all three schools and my thoughts are this:St Olaves - lovely little school, kind and caring, emphasis on the child. Fees are quoted per term: Nursery: (based on 10 sessions per week and 34 weeks per year, inclusive of lunches) £3,950.00: Preparatory: Reception to Year 6 (inclusive of lunches) £4,460.00: Senior School: Years 7 - 11 (inclusive of lunches) £5,555.00 - £200 voucher and £100 Thomas toys to be won. Babington is a learning centre that teaches English to children from K1-P6 (3-12 years of age). History. All teachers are native English speakers, trained, certified and accredited. The school is an average sized mixed gender school. The manor was sold by Thomas and Mary Mankham to Joan Elcode, a widow, according to a deed dated Easter 1572. 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?). Located in West Wickham, Kent, we are proud to offer an epic education for your child in a historically and culturally rich setting. My DS went there. More boys than girls and not great facilities or grounds.Farringtons - great grounds, but found the teacher/pupil ratio not great for private school. Do you not want your child to sit a selective exam? To be perfectly honest Sally, I am not too bothered about the larger number of boys. Prep Boys Uniform (Reception to Year 2). Sorry to but in on your thread. The new PE teacher there has also had a big push in raising the level of sports achievements. 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). To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account. They might go under the radar in a larger school perhaps. 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. Free school meals. It is an academic school but also has very good sports, art and drama facilities. His year did the tours last term while the Head got over her broken foot. The teaching is superb- at least in my experience. This yr, 2 children have left DD year in summer but both are moving away from the area (Worcester and NZ!). Farringtons - great grounds, but found the teacher/pupil ratio not great for private school. That is a toughie, independent-wise, apart from Farringdons or maybe Bishop Challoner in Shortlands. This shows whether a pupil's family have claimed eligibility for free school meals as reported in the annual spring school census. I went to look around Babbington House School today and was really impressed. Some girls go to Bromley High from my dd's school every year and it is definitely a more academic school, harder to get into, and as Eastpoint says, the GCSE range is likely to be broader, especially in the academic subjects such as MFL, option to do Latin if wished, etc. But I wondered with Babbington if you had noticed the same thing, in year six only three girls had been there since reception. 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). Tel: 020 8467 5537 URN: 101680. It has a mixed ability intake. Find out how Babington House School rates compared to other primary schools in Bromley with our school ratings. Opened 1 January 1966. I have looked at all three schools and my thoughts are this: St Olaves - lovely little school, kind and caring, emphasis on the child. Super duper! 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. Prep Girls Uniform (Reception to Year 2). Dont go to royal russell ormbishop halloner for seconday but they have fantastic preps. Would this be an accurate description from your experience. I am looking for a school for my children, and I was wondering if you could help. Thank you so much for replying.Applehead - gosh I did not know what about Babingtons. The school has considerably more female than male students, with 70.6% girls and 29.4% boys. Music at Babington House thrives as an extra-curricular activity and an integral part of the school's assemblies and church services, whilst the beautiful drama facilities and theatre are always buzzing with lessons, workshops, rehearsals and performances. If you mean the one in Elmstead Wood? Find houses for sale in Babington House School, London, BR7 with the UK's largest data-driven property portal. Hope this helps! More boys than girls and not great facilities or grounds. 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! We will not be publishing reports during this time. All teachers undergo the Babington Teacher Training Programme, which is a 12 week full time training programme. I live in Chislehurst too and for all the same reasons had a real dilemma re choosing schools.... Babington - didn't want the hassle of moving them later, Farringtons - lovely school, not enough boys, St Olaves - although my cousin went there many years ago and was very happy, it just didn't do it for me...not great facilities....Braeside and Ashgrove - again, small site etc... i was recommended Merton Court so arranged a visit....talk about blown away!! )for helping her do that. it is Roman Catholic though. They have refused to offer a place there to not even 3 year olds as they can pick and choose. Babington House School, Farringtons or St Olaves? The head teacher has an open door policy every Friday morning so you can always speak to her although should probably speak to class teacher first if any particular issues with your child rather than school issues in general. Thanks so much I will investigate Bishop Challoner. I am a bit of your thread titlemine would be "Fenn St, Bash St, or Grange Hill?". The only boarding-only independent school in London is Harrow School (boys-only). How on earth do you tell with independent schools which to choose? Senior Girls Uniform (Years 7 to 11). It's not as intimidating as you might have first thought! Unfortunately a lot of these will be unavailable this coming school year due to the building work going on there but once completed the new gym, changing rooms, etc should be quite impressive. I don't think that is selective although I am not sure. 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! Alla fontana del Bernini. I'm not sure about if it is staying girls only. I can't find a non selective secondary school now. Babington is the largest and most experienced RWI Phonics provider in Hong Kong. Parents are able to claim free school meals if they receive a qualifying benefit. This is page 1 of 2 (This thread has 32 messages.). It's mixed ability so they get quite good results considering it's not selective. Thanks Mina, that sounds great. It is difficult choosing schools and think you may have to go with gut feeling and instinct on what will best suit your children. I have one of each there. Honestly, I had no complaints at all about Babington. We have been very, very happy with it overall. Hmmmm - does now sound good.Spectacular- I have not thought of Colfes, mainly because I have a thing about driving and want a school really close to Chislehurst.Think I am going to take another look at Farringtons. Maybe give them a call? What about looking at the state primaries? I am still trying to decide between St Olaves (few girls) and babingtons!!! The children are encouraged to achieve rather than being pressured or hot housed for exams. Only just joined hence the late contribution! EG; Poppy Clifford (dep. Oh yes I know but it's secondary schools I am interested in x. Oh right - fair enough. Also, what is the boy/girl ratio in your child's class?Applehead - it's so difficult. What is the theory behind this? All teachers are retrained every single year. That seemed a very small number. Babington House School (BHS) Grange Drive Chislehurst Kent BR7 5ES. Nursery Uniform Super school! Excellent pastoral care and excellent teaching. We have high standards of behaviour, dress and conduct, benefiting from small class sizes and a strong sense of community. Quasi tutte le strade portano a Roma. Im sad and now unsure as to where I can send my dd. Honestly it would be wprth it jist on case she got through? I always wanted a school that DS could stay at until the end of year 6 when every child moved on. We are going to send our DSs to St Olave's Prep in New Eltham. Farringtons is not currently academically selective. It's not always as 'polished' as some other schools but most parents v friendly and genuine. 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. To hope whoever buys it is the neighbour from hell? It is a brilliant place. Uniform List. Despite excellent results when they weren't being selective. Really not sure what to do. With every visit we can all tell that the management are highly trained and have eyes everywhere. You can still search for inspection reports from inspections that took place before the end of February 2020. Headmaster: Mr Tim Lello. I'm a former student of Farringtons!! Probably why it's selective, then, if it's popular, they probably get more applicants than they have places. Ask the Food Standards Agency experts your questions about food allergies and intolerances, Are you pregnant? I think it is also selective sadly. 10/03/2015 22:05 HiawathaDidntBotherTooMuch. I have it's very nice. Didn't find it posh either. Alla Scalinata. Good luck. Pupils with good attendance records at school are more likely to go on to succeed academically. It always felt very "homely" to us. She is above average intelligence so has the potential to go far. I thought they were always selective? Babington House Co-Educational Senior School is an Independent Senior School & Co-Ed Senior School for Students Aged 11 to 16 Years Old. 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. Thank you for replying! Sallysss - I have a friend with DCs at St Olaves and I know she is very happy with it.I know it is a bit further away, but have you thought of Colfes school in Lee? Babington House School is a secondary school in the Bromley Local Education Authority. All of these schools offer day places, with just over 10 offering boarding places as well. Babington are very willing to do that but parents have to make effort also to be involved with close contact, PTA, etc. Sixth Form pupils are offered the opportunity to take part. Our school inspections have been deferred due to the Coronavirus pandemic. It seems like a lovely little school. Why become yet another selective paying grammar school? They are very good in this area. I looked at Babingtons today and have been to faringdons. Browse detached, semi-detached and terraced properties to buy in Babington House School, London, BR7. The girls have the ability to think for themselves rather than being spoon fed everything to focus solely on exam grades. 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. (1:20)Babington - Very academic - lots of testing and slightly posh.Does anyone have any thoughts? I agree it's a shame, I guess it's just to improve results and the school's reputation. It is a co-educational School from 3 to 18 years. Best of luck, Subscribe to Mumsnet emails direct to your inbox. An independent education can, and often does, lead to a head start in life for those fortunate enough to experience it. She is a very physically active girl so has joined in several of the lunchtime and after school clubs for sports and dancing. However they don't have the outdoor space of some other schools. I feel very unsure. We are an independent, boarding and day school for girls and boys aged 11-18. 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. 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. I am going to talk to them again this week - and hopefully make a decision very soon! Babington family of Ireland. Details of a Typical Day at Babington House School from 08:30 - 17:00, Including Autumn, Spring and Summer Term Dates for 2019, 2020 and 2021. Thanks Mina - I think we are heading to St Olaves. I wonder if posting on the local boards would help? To share this earth shattering life changing news! 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. I am worried about the girl/boy ratio as my daughter is a very girly girl and the class she would be joining is very boy "heavy". Babington House School Reviews. Welcome to Wickham Court Preparatory School, an independent, co-educational day school for children from Nursery through to Year 6. We are hoping DD will be able to stay there all the way through to 16. To use this feature subscribe to Mumsnet Premium - get first access to new features see fewer ads, and support Mumsnet. Neighbor complaint - people using his drive to turn. Hi Sally, just joined mumsnet so explains late response to your post! My daughter has just finished year 1 at Babingtons and has really enjoyed it there so far. Please find below the school's uniform lists: Sixth Form Uniform. agree, lovely grounds, i was a full time boarder. They both actively like the smallness. I really, really liked what I saw. This does not show pupils who actually received free school meals but those who are eligible to receive them. Erghhh - wish it was simple! Babington House School no longer accepts Early Years Funding from the local authority. Dei … They will show you their report but, that is all on the inspector's day which they vigorously prepare for. Delicious cocktails, food and afternoon tea. An independent boarding school for girls aged 11-18, Downe House is a traditional school with a sharp focus on the future. I went to look around Babbington House School today and was really impressed. Thanks Mina.Thats really good to hear. Both reception classes have full time TA and there is also 1 TA for the Yr1 classes to share. Bernie and cpbp, what did you like about the babingtons and what didn't you like? Prep school classes usually 16-18 children. Converted to a private members club and hotel by Nick Jones, it is currently owned by Soho House Ltd.Since 1999 it … 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. 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! If there is anything more you want to ask off-board, I am happy to be PMed if it helps.I do know families who are also v. happy with Farringtons (big advantage being those lovely grounds plus through to 18) but I'm afraid that the only families I know from Babington moved their dcs to our school (not many I hasten to add, just a couple!). The sweetest two-bed listed cottage on Paul Street, £129,950 (The House Shop, 01373 471061). We like it as we've found it to be quite friendly and were impressed with the attitude of the older girls. The problem with selective schools is I think they have an ethos she wouldn't cope with. I certainly wouldn't describe it as posh! Facilities will be lovely once work is finished (June 2011). Babington is the most experienced RWI phonics provider in Hong Kong. Renowned Music and Drama School. It is very much appreciated. Babington House School is an independent day school from 3 to 18 years, situated in a beautiful group of buildings on Grange Drive in Chislehurst, near Bromley (2 minutes’ walk from Elmstead Woods Station). Ds and dd were both heard daily throughout lower school.I am wondering if ds has shown you round! More schools in Bromley LEA or explore another LEA. Babington House School Q & A (Questions and Answers frequently), Reviews from teachers, students and parents. No Ofsted reports are available for this school. We were the first formally trained RWI teachers in Hong Kong. Babington will go through a lot of upheaval this yr with the building work but school working hard to minimise impact on children. To use this feature subscribe to Mumsnet Premium - get first access to new features see fewer ads, and support Mumsnet. Thank you so much for replying, and taking the time to send such a detailed reply. 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.. There are several really nice little lads in her class - and ds is on very friendly terms with the girls in his. 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.... Good Luck and hope this helps.....ps...its a bit like buying a house in that you'll know as soon as you step inside, if you get a good feeling!!! 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