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by KenHo
Sun Jul 10, 2011 6:24 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Parental Contribution
Replies: 278
Views: 18987

Re: Parental Contribution

Just a quick note on the idea of the school taking someone to court. Firstly, they have an obligation to make a fair contract and there are all kinds of defences that could be used if they have done something quite as stupid as they appear to have done here. They really won't get away with quoting o...
by KenHo
Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Waiting list children contacted for Year 8 entry
Replies: 30
Views: 4373

Re: Waiting list children contacted for Year 8 entry

If parents have gone to a great deal of trouble and effort, and then feel let down by the system, then they need to appeal. They should contact the school and ask for their case to be reviewed according to the school's appeal process and to be informed of what action has been taken, and by who. If t...
by KenHo
Thu Nov 25, 2010 9:58 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: ASSOCIATED COSTS
Replies: 34
Views: 4674

Re: ASSOCIATED COSTS

The post from Wurzel is so out of touch with reality that I thought I had better post. It may well be that for some people the travel is less that the bus fares to the local comp, but it certainly isn't for us. Our local fares are 40p each way for a child (so £12 every three weeks). In comparison, ...
by KenHo
Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:41 am
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: House Songs 2010
Replies: 11
Views: 1262

Re: House Songs 2010

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVjUYHTaw_c

This is the winning entry. The boy playing the guitar appears to be very talented, but not quite as handsome as his father.

see also

http://www.youtube.com/user/JamesMcKeoghMusic
by KenHo
Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:58 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Why Leigh Hunt?
Replies: 22
Views: 1760

Re: Why Leigh Hunt?

It is a double barrelled surname, not a christian and surname.
by KenHo
Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:00 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Financial Contributions - Ready Reckoner
Replies: 25
Views: 2488

Re: Financial Contributions - Ready Reckoner

Here is my suggestion for such circumstances. If I understand the issue fully, then the grandparents have about £250 (a year?) to contribute. In this case (and assuming that you can afford to do this) I would suggest getting your daugter her own account (one where she can get cheques free of charge...
by KenHo
Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:15 am
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Coach from Victoria on Sundays of leave w/end
Replies: 1
Views: 692

Re: Coach from Victoria on Sundays of leave w/end

We are in Yorkshire and have had a year of working out all the travelling arrangements. I'll send you a PM with my direct contact details.
by KenHo
Tue Jul 06, 2010 9:42 am
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Barnes A Parents
Replies: 43
Views: 4564

Re: Barnes A Parents

The post makes it easy to work out who the person is, and then is an attack on them and may damage their reputation and affect their ability to make a living. It seems to me that it is a very bad idea to do something like this so publicly. I have had problems with my son's house, and have not always...
by KenHo
Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:03 am
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: School clothing - help!
Replies: 42
Views: 8700

Re: School clothing - help!

My son always uses his rucsac, and all his friends also appear to have rucsacs. They really need a bag, as they have things such as pens/calculators as well as the books for the next few lessons. I would also say that they often don't make it back to the house at breaks if they are busy with other s...
by KenHo
Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:14 am
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Helpful Tips for New Parents please!!!
Replies: 265
Views: 11530

Re: Helpful Tips for New Parents please!!!

My son has now been at CH for two terms and we have found out many things that were never on the original paperwork. Some of them, I suspect, are only valid in certain houses, whereas some of them might apply to everyone. As a minor example, we were told not to bring large bags as there is nowhere t...
by KenHo
Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:20 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Leavers and fees
Replies: 80
Views: 7740

Re: Leavers and fees

However I’ve long felt that what the Foundation could do to address some of the current anomalies is to set a ‘baseline’ cost of living for different family units But what would the standard units be? As much as I might like to think that people are either married or single, there are now all...
by KenHo
Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:12 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Leavers and fees
Replies: 80
Views: 7740

Re: Leavers and fees

I can see all sorts of problems with the way that the money is currently worked out. However, aside from minor tweaks, it is difficult to see how things can be much different without making the whole thing so complex it is unworkable. Every time anyone brings up a problem with the way fees are calcu...
by KenHo
Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:34 pm
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Leavers and fees
Replies: 80
Views: 7740

Re: Leavers and fees

And how can you decide at Easter whether to give a term's notice when you will not be informed of the next year's fees until July? If you're really struggling to keep your children at CH this whole situation can be a Kafkaesque nightmare! In such circumstances I would simply let them sue you for th...
by KenHo
Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:26 am
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Early Lent Half Term
Replies: 127
Views: 9839

Re: Early Lent Half Term

I want to go back to KenHo's post about leafy Surrey. Ken please come and visit my house in "leafy" Surrey. Where I live is hideous tbh, very close to millionairs mount indeed, lots of prestigious private schools that are top the country BUT we have a low income and live in one of the most deprived...
by KenHo
Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:42 am
Forum: Parents - Past, Present & Future
Topic: Early Lent Half Term
Replies: 127
Views: 9839

Re: Early Lent Half Term

As for the rest... I would infinitely prefer weekly boarding and I know my DS would absolutely jump for joy. I share you view and would much prefer weekly boarding, in fact I would really like my son to attend as a day pupil. But here is the problem ...... I live 250 miles away and can't move to Su...