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New Official CH Parents Forum

Post by KenHo » Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:00 am

I have just seen that CH has a new site and have found this page:-

http://www.christs-hospital.org.uk/scho ... -forum.php

Nothing there yet, but looks promising if they also publicise it to all parents.

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Post by Momto2 » Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:11 pm

Hmmm, will be watching with interest (and staying put over here)!

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Post by Richard Ruck » Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:46 pm

Interesting stuff on the website.

From the Financial Contributions bit:

During the course of your child's education at Christ's Hospital, the Foundation reserves the right to make home visits without prior appointment.

Can they really just barge in uninvited?
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Post by J.R. » Tue Oct 13, 2009 1:01 pm

Richard Ruck wrote:Interesting stuff on the website.

From the Financial Contributions bit:

During the course of your child's education at Christ's Hospital, the Foundation reserves the right to make home visits without prior appointment.

Can they really just barge in uninvited ?

NOPE.

The only people who can are Inland Revenue/V.A.T. men, or Plod IF they have reasonable grounds to believe that a crime has been committed or are in possession of a warrant issued by a Magistrate.
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Post by Richard Ruck » Tue Oct 13, 2009 1:05 pm

Thought it was something like that.

Seems a bit silly putting it on the website, then.
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Post by J.R. » Tue Oct 13, 2009 1:10 pm

An Englishmans Home, and all that.....
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Post by Mid A 15 » Tue Oct 13, 2009 2:41 pm

J.R. wrote:An Englishmans Home, and all that.....
England does not exist according to the European Map of Regions.

Scotland, Wales and Ireland but not England.
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Post by ailurophile » Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:07 pm

From the Financial Contributions bit:

During the course of your child's education at Christ's Hospital, the Foundation reserves the right to make home visits without prior appointment.

Can they really just barge in uninvited?
No idea, but one thing I can confirm from experience is that where a parent actually wants to speak to a representative of the Foundation about their financial contributions, you appear to have no right to this whatsoever!! We've made several requests for a meeting, and have been pointedly ignored.

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Post by ailurophile » Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:06 pm

Thinking about this a bit more (I need to get a life!) I guess the Foundation probably do have a legal right to "barge in univited" on the grounds that parents are required to accept this possibility as part of the terms and conditions they agree to when they send their child to CH. I'm still frustrated that the arrangement is so one-sided though!

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Post by Richard Ruck » Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:18 pm

I wonder what would happen if you turned up unannounced at the Counting House?
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Post by ailurophile » Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:44 pm

I wonder what would happen if you turned up unannounced at the Counting House?
Well, considering the time (weeks!) that the Counting House take to respond to enquiries by letter, and that even then they seem unwilling or unable to provide specific financial information which parents might reasonably expect to be entitled to, my personal guess would be that you'd be wasting your time.

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Re: New Official CH Parents Forum

Post by J.R. » Tue Oct 13, 2009 6:43 pm

Mid A 15 wrote:
J.R. wrote:An Englishmans Home, and all that.....
England does not exist according to the European Map of Regions.

Scotland, Wales and Ireland but not England.

.... and people wonder why I'm so anti-European ! :evil:
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Post by midget » Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:14 pm

J.R. wrote:
Mid A 15 wrote:
J.R. wrote:An Englishmans Home, and all that.....
England does not exist according to the European Map of Regions.

Scotland, Wales and Ireland but not England.

.... and people wonder why I'm so anti-European ! :evil:
I don't wonder! I'm just surprised that more people are not anti.
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Re: New Official CH Parents Forum

Post by KenHo » Tue Oct 13, 2009 9:30 pm

I wonder that people are so gullible and set to hate everything European based on flimsy, often fabricated, evidence. If you think aout it properly, why would England be a region? In fact Wales is a region (Scotland isn't), and we might argue that other important bits of the UK, such as Yorkshire, might be regions, but why "England"? Take a deep breath, take a step back and look at it afresh and you will see that it makes no sense.

Anyway, the thread was about the new CH web site and forum ..... so back to that. There are already 675 pages on another thread about how the Counting House ignore certain parents, and there are many other sites for people who hate foreigners.

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Re: New Official CH Parents Forum

Post by ailurophile » Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:01 pm

Anyway, the thread was about the new CH web site and forum ..... so back to that. There are already 675 pages on another thread about how the Counting House ignore certain parents, and there are many other sites for people who hate foreigners.
:lol: Quite right KenHo, keep us on track!!

I haven't had time to look at the new CH website in much detail yet, but I have received a PM from another poster on here who tells me that the updated Admissions information indicates a drive to attract more full fee payers by offering non-competitive entry and the opportunity to enter in Year 9 (LE).

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