Go to navigation
It is currently Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:21 am

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 25 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:38 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Feb 12, 2007 1:21 pm
Posts: 16022
What is wrong with schools in Thurrock itself?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:04 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:31 pm
Posts: 5
Guest55 wrote:
What is wrong with schools in Thurrock itself?


Hi,
I really don’t know if there is anything wrong with schools in Thurrock, however in order to make an informed decision, one must evaluate all options.

So this is merely what I am doing and simply asking for advise from more experienced people.

Hope that answers your question.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:11 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Feb 12, 2007 1:21 pm
Posts: 16022
Surely you would look at local options first? We have no choice of comprehensives in Bucks as its fully selective. However I did live near you when I was very young and know travelling in certain directions in Essex is not great.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:54 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:40 am
Posts: 27
Guest55 wrote:
Surely you would look at local options first? We have no choice of comprehensives in Bucks as its fully selective. However I did live near you when I was very young and know travelling in certain directions in Essex is not great.


With the selective schools open days/evenings coming long before those of the local comps (and the actual 11+ exam coming actually coming before a good number of local comps open evenings) it's tricky to look at the local options first.

I think Thurrock Mum has this right. Look at all available, and reasonable, options in the order they present themselves before making a fully informed decision. She'd be daft to do it any other way, surely?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:38 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:09 am
Posts: 182
There is a girl from Dagenham and I believe also one from South Ockenden in my daughter's year at Colchester high... Their parents are fools imo


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:10 pm 
Offline

Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:41 am
Posts: 8241
Location: Essex
Proudmumregardless wrote:
There is a girl from Dagenham and I believe also one from South Ockenden in my daughter's year at Colchester high... Their parents are fools imo


Well, there's a couple of journeys to conjure with :shock: .

_________________
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.Groucho Marx


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:47 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Feb 12, 2007 1:21 pm
Posts: 16022
AlP80 wrote:
With the selective schools open days/evenings coming long before those of the local comps (and the actual 11+ exam coming actually coming before a good number of local comps open evenings) it's tricky to look at the local options first.

I think Thurrock Mum has this right. Look at all available, and reasonable, options in the order they present themselves before making a fully informed decision. She'd be daft to do it any other way, surely?


No, I'd have looked at local options earlier [Year 4/5] and only then considered others if local was truly terrible which they aren't.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:00 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:35 pm
Posts: 28
Gosh, I don't know how some children cope with a long commute to school. With the darker mornings I struggle to get myself out of bed and my youngest, who is in year 7, really found it difficult to leave her snuggley duvet and pillows this morning. We just made it on time and we only live 10 mins from school.

SD


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:40 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:40 am
Posts: 27
Guest - It depends where in Thurrock you're living & personal thoughts I guess, maybe some feel that their local comp(s) aren't at the level they want for their child, or that a local-ish selective school would be a better option.

Re the order of viewing schools & looking at the schools earlier, I was offering a general thought. Personally, we looked at our local comps last year too, and there was a noticeable difference from '17 to '18 at two of the three. A lot can happen (good and bad) in two years, if looking at them at the start of Y4.

It's all about opinions & situations isn't it. What works for one family isn't necessarily going to work for another, but there's no right or wrong, only what suits them...


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:51 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Feb 12, 2007 1:21 pm
Posts: 16022
AlP80 wrote:
Guest - It depends where in Thurrock you're living & personal thoughts I guess, maybe some feel that their local comp(s) aren't at the level they want for their child, or that a local-ish selective school would be a better option.

What does that mean? Able children at these comps do very well and, in my experience, a long journey to school is detrimental to achievement. At a GS [which cannot be said to be 'local'] they probably won't stay to any after school activities and friends will be spread over a large radius.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 25 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
CALL 020 8204 5060
   
Privacy Policy | Refund Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright © 2004 – 2018