Thank you herman munster. I've resisted replying until now because I sensed there was form.
And, of course, you're right about schools and areas. My DS is still only 7 and perhaps I'm imagining my young son where, in his place, will stand a 6 foot 3 belligerent, testosterone-fuelled young man, where either the lack of bathing or the Lynx fumes would prevent anyone, muggers or otherwise, from coming near him
. I think it's a legitimate concern but, at the same time, I'm aware it can happen anywhere, especially in the proximity of London; and it's part of growing up, becoming aware of this stuff. I just worry about my baby!!
But, hey, we would have to be lucky enough to be offered a place there before any of this becomes a real issue
Oh and didn't mean to alarm you Scoobydoo. I live very near to Tiffins and I've been on the bus going right outside the Tiffin's gate, so I know police have been there on a regular basis. But, that was about a year ago, so perhaps there was a particular issue at that time.