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Deb GP wrote:Sorry to DP

As for draining resources - it became no longer viable to have a commercial reprographics company for CHE with the advent of desk top publishing.

But QE - someone must have got really upset for that to close - although admitedly - the facilities weren't actually that good on the whole.
FWIW the company I worked for had in-house printing facilities. They were required to have all work priced outside and the company was charged VAT on the cost that the department would have had to pay if they had put the work out.

I'm sure this would have applied to the repro company on work they did for the school and CHE.
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Off to a Christmas Fair at C.H. this morning.....

What will happen to this sort of thing, and the wedding fairs / antiques fairs / dolls house thingies?
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Richard Ruck wrote:
sport! wrote:how about Nostalgia Breaks for OBs :shock:

mind you, each generation would demand worse facilities and food.....
And some might even want a good thrashing!

Cynthia Payne to inherit Newsome's old canes? (I'm sure Shoz will tell us how much they all weighed..... :roll: ).
Oh Dear ! Richard's getting all nostalgic again !

Houses trashed ?

Perhaps they need a PROPER Security force at Housey, then.

Does that answer your question Debs, or is THAT too cryptic for you ?
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Richard Ruck wrote:Off to a Christmas Fair at C.H. this morning.....

What will happen to this sort of thing, and the wedding fairs / antiques fairs / dolls house thingies?
How was the Christmas Fair if I may ask? Could you describe it please?

As all the students go home well before Christmas, does the school bother to decorate?
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shoz wrote:
Richard Ruck wrote:Off to a Christmas Fair at C.H. this morning.....

What will happen to this sort of thing, and the wedding fairs / antiques fairs / dolls house thingies?
How was the Christmas Fair if I may ask? Could you describe it please?

As all the students go home well before Christmas, does the school bother to decorate?
Don't get excited, Shoz! It wasn't a 'school' event (the pupils are on their leave weekend at the moment).

This was a commercial event organised by Quadrant Events. Various small traders set up stalls in the Dining Hall to show / sell their wares - Christmas decorations, jewellery, chocolates, that sort of thing.
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To all and sundry...

You may well be interested to know the public version of CH's finances at the moment...

£270m in assets.....

half that in commercial property apparently. this includes a theme park in scotland, and a bingo hall in the midlands.

Our portfolio has apparently increased by £70m in the last three years!!

The current school spending stands at £14m, and will increase to £23m in the forthcoming year (s) due to upgrades due to ooccur in;

New Science
Art Quad
DT School

After this, the spending will decrease to a mere £18m annually.

Food spending apparently (very dubious on this one) is £2.50 a person a day. Gas and elec stand at £1m a year.

The school Intranet is being upgraded in terms of hardware - the cables in the Tube are being replaced with fibre-optics. Thats their next big thing.

Anyway, I think that's all I learnt. No doubt there are those who are much more informed out there.
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darthmaul wrote:The current school spending stands at £14m, and will increase to £23m in the forthcoming year (s) due to upgrades due to ooccur in;

New Science
Art Quad
DT School

After this, the spending will decrease to a mere £18m annually.
Weren't these developments put on hold? I thought everyone was trying to figure out how to finish refurbishing the boarding houses first?
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Richard Ruck wrote: Weren't these developments put on hold? I thought everyone was trying to figure out how to finish refurbishing the boarding houses first?
Well, I believe that most have been postponed, but I have it on good authority that the New Science school is being done in the very near future.

The boarding house refurbs are modified as follows;

Spending on individual blocks is down to approx £2m, rather than the £4m which was spent on Peele, Lamb, Hunt and Maine. The structural layout will not change at all. Extra staff accomadation will not be built - there are three flats on each side in each refurb - the number and qaulity of the staff accomodation will remain the same as in the old houses.

Lav ends will also remain! However, the very definite upside of the new plan is that the day room will be kept - something that the new refurbs lack.

I forgot as well.....they are also currently re-roofing the East Cloisters - they are falling to pieces.
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darthmaul wrote:Spending on individual blocks is down to approx £2m, rather than the £4m which was spent on Peele, Lamb, Hunt and Maine.
Are the blocks you refer to accommodation or classroom blocks? If they are accommodation will this not lead to resentment from students being put in the less well refurbished blocks?
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Shoz, you need to read the 'Masterplan' threads - everything's explained there.

The buildings mentioned are boarding house blocks and yes, I imagine that some resentment might well ensue.
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Mrs C. wrote:
darthmaul wrote:We recieve EMA on this basis:

We attend every lesson and active
We are not late for a lesson more than twice a week in any one subject.
We are doing AS-A2 levels.

per week if your parents earn:
£19k or below - £30
£25k or below - £20
£32k or below - £10

hehe

big bribe
As my elder daughter quite rightly points out - it`s unfair on those who DON`T receive the allowance - after all, they`re doing EXACTLY the same but receive no "incentive" . If the money went to the parents that would possibly be a different matter.........
Exactly.

Mine get £20 allowance a month as their Dad earns too much for EMA. Never mind that we are paying off enormouse debts after four years unemployment.
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darthmaul wrote:
Richard Ruck wrote: Weren't these developments put on hold? I thought everyone was trying to figure out how to finish refurbishing the boarding houses first?
Well, I believe that most have been postponed, but I have it on good authority that the New Science school is being done in the very near future.

The boarding house refurbs are modified as follows;

Spending on individual blocks is down to approx £2m, rather than the £4m which was spent on Peele, Lamb, Hunt and Maine. The structural layout will not change at all. Extra staff accomadation will not be built - there are three flats on each side in each refurb - the number and qaulity of the staff accomodation will remain the same as in the old houses.

Lav ends will also remain! However, the very definite upside of the new plan is that the day room will be kept - something that the new refurbs lack.

I forgot as well.....they are also currently re-roofing the East Cloisters - they are falling to pieces.
Glad the Lav Ends will remain - surely what you have described there is what should have been done in the first place?

And the keeping of the Back Avs is also very important...
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J.R. wrote: Perhaps they need a PROPER Security force at Housey, then.

Does that answer your question Debs, or is THAT too cryptic for you ?
They could always use Securitarse, or whatever they call themselves....
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Great Plum wrote:
Glad the Lav Ends will remain - surely what you have described there is what should have been done in the first place?

And the keeping of the Back Avs is also very important...
Well said. I have never personally experienced the lav ends on a regular basis, but I do believe that there is a measure of socialising and house bonding that can occur in such environments. It has been said that the refurbs, although well fitted in the bathroom dept. are lacking in character, whcih may adversely affect the residents.
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Don't recognise the ropey reference, I'm afraid JR. Either the passage of time has dulled my memory or I didn't know them.
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