st catherine's bramley mumsnet 2019
St Cats is more traditional country boarding school. Thank you to SurreyMumDD for her post though - I shall keep an open mind. I notice a number of old threads on choosing girls schoolas around Guildford so I thought this post might help anyone deciding on girls' schools in the area at the moment. They adopt a "no-blame" policy- which initially sounds great (and probably is if you child is the bully in question) but essentially means that any complaint by a child of bullying means that child is "interviewed" at length, in class hours, to everyone's knowledge, causing more drama and pressure on an already victimised child. Sadly this culture has got worse over the last 5 years I would say, not helped by a head that refuses to hear this message from concerned parents. It is quite refreshing to see some honesty on here. By never acknowledging any blame lies with the bully, the victims stop complaining (or more likely eventually leave the school) and the school gets to claim they have very few instances of bullying. Can't image if she gets bully and teacher take no blame action over there . E+O_crop. The Head at St Cat’s is also a very nice and warm lady. Goodness - I am considering the school and I have to say that I am a more than a little concerned about the comments posted. None of us like to have our DDs involved in anything like this but with teenagers it is surely inevitable in any school? Socialmedia. We are thinking to send our daughter to St Catherine to boarding and start this sept .Is there any other st Catherine parent could share their experience for the school?? My views are of the senior school, I have to say that the Prep school was outstanding and personally have not had any issues, however I believe the number of girls leaving in the early years has increased which has raised eyebrows. Prior's Field is very relaxed and more of a modern twist. Do you have questions about creating positive bathroom habits and routines? Open. I am so sorry that Frequentdriver has felt compelled to post on here because she believes that St Catherine’s Bullying Policy is ineffective. I can only speak as I find. I completely understand your historical position (albeit quite a few disagreed with your opinion) however there have been fundamental changes at the school and it would be remiss for me not to point out that your perspective is clearly out of date. Does anyone know if there are many London boarders at St Cats? I have seen parents heads sag when it was announced there would be a further delay to the Cataylst centre as the art centre had been given priority, quite bewildering until you discover that the school has a shortfall in its pension fund, now all common knowledge. I am minded to think that if she has been there so long she must have good experience of the issues and how to deal with this modern world we now live in. As the previous post suggested, the Headmistress, Mrs Phillips would be very sad that this has not been discussed with her. Over the years my children have been shouted at, called names (yes really) and when parents take the trouble to complain about a teacher ( and there are many, many instances of complaints) the policy is for the teacher to deny all. It backs up entirely my view when I dismissed it several years ago. I don’t come on Mumsnet very often, and was shocked when I did this morning, to see a couple of very negative reviews about St Catherine’s. No knowledge of this, but if that genuinely is school policy then that alone should raise serious questions. This is page 1 of 1 (This thread has 2 messages.). To use this feature subscribe to Mumsnet Premium - get first access to new features see fewer ads, and support Mumsnet. Good Schools Guide - St Catherine's, Bramley. To use this feature subscribe to Mumsnet Premium - get first access to new features see fewer ads, and support Mumsnet. Any request to bring in other pupils as witnesses is denied. St Catherine's School, Station Road, Bramley, Guildford, Surrey GU5 0DF. ), and all speak highly of the school. Dates beyond the current term are provisional and given for guidance only. She didn’t suffer from bullying but it was present but am sure a lot of schools do suffer, it was unsettling however as I am not sure it was dealt with in the best way. Once parents look at how much is on offer, the financial sums add up. Full disclosure. But I believe this may change as you go further up the school and the girls drop a few subjects. It is very academic which is great, but there are plenty of others with that offering who are not suffering the same problems and as an employer of over 30 years, this isn’t the be all and end all. To say this even though I will get flamed for it? Tbh, she settled fast and so well compared to her prep school where she struggled to settle and didn’t receive the expected support to help her settle in (Y7). St Catherines, Bramley, provides an all-round, outstanding education for girls in an environment where there is no embarrasserine's welcomes both boarders and day pupils. This very negative writing about St Catherine's school really is sad to see as I have 2 girls, one who has been there. nextdoor-feb22-2019. K girls crop. My advice is to be sure it is the right fit for your DD. Make you wonder how and why. In 2019/20, St Catherine’s fielded six senior teams in the Lacrosse National Championships, the highest number ever entered by one school and testament to the ‘give-it-a-go’ ethos. 6-9 – 80%. The few supportive members of staff and parents will probably keep nodding and I am sure if her longevity is ever discussed with the girls she will receive one of those fake hurrahs but will then note shoulders drop walking away from the hall! . Impressive new build. I do agree with the original post that it has changed recently, as I heard so many wonderful things prior to my DD joining the senior school. St Catherine's is now enjoying the Christmas Holidays after a selection of virtual Carol Services, Nativity Play, House Film Festival and Boarders' High Table marked the final days of term. Year-round specialists. as this will give you a clear current picture. I think that all schools have issues such as bullying at any time and there are always going to be children who are unhappy. Best wishes. Everyone else will struggle They place a lot of emphasis on competition. Somehow all the negative comments were made by posters who only have had 1 post. Do you have questions about creating positive bathroom habits and routines? She did really well, was very happy and I really cannot ever remember any bullying. st Catherine’s - where to start. They have too many staff members who struggle with the quality of their teaching and their behaviour in class. I feel much better now having read that as a current parent! To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account. Please don't write me off as having no current knowledge or understanding of St Cats. Value without compromises. IMG_1042. I have heard it gets better as the girls get older, but in lower school when girls hormones and emotions are high, it is not a happy place. The Prep school is strong, well run and the culture is open and honest. @123EyesOnMe thanks. IMG_1092. There is no drug abuse ( that my daughter is aware of ) and definitely no bullying at the school. St Peter is the Patron Saint of Hascombe, of which parish Musgrave was rector for forty-four years, and St Paul, represents the fact that St Catherine’s School was a Missionary Guild at the time, and Musgrave had a great interest in the foreign Missions. Art and drama are not a focus, sport and music seem to take priority to creative arts generally. St Catherine’s, Bramley]Independent Boarding and Day School for Girls age 4 -18. St Catherine's has 408 in the school so she'll be a much bigger fish. Search Go. Posted: 22nd August 2019. However unless pupils can be protected from the individuals who bully and intimidate (both girls and staff) I could not recommend this school to anyone. When over competitive girls find themselves in an environment where the teachers get away with lying and covering their tracks, and the girls can intimidate and bully with no real threat of consequences, bullying is bound to be a problem. It brings us great joy and excitement to announce the 10th anniversary of our nu... Faust and Science Workshop wil... 2020-11-13. I know the post is now a couple of months old, but I really hope Frequentdriver has made a point of going straight to Mrs Phillips who would take these issues incredibly seriously and would do all in her power to ensure there was as positive an outcome as possible. Current St Catherine’s families, along with our alumni, future students, and current and past parents and staff, are all active, generous, enthusiastic and supportive members of the St Catherine’s School community. St Catherine’s prides itself on being a cohesive and unique School community. Title: St Catherine's Sixth Form Prospectus 2019, Author: St Catherine's, Bramley, Name: St Catherine's Sixth Form Prospectus 2019, Length: 44 pages, Page: 25, Published: 2018-10-02 Issuu company logo The head is a genuine and is proactive in ensuring children are treated as individuals. Not necessarily academic to be honest....have found equally bright girls in other schools and my DD has had to catch up in some subjects. Senior School: +44 (0)1483 893363. Charts. We are pleased with the quality of their academics and extra curricular activities that the school has to offer. St Catherine's Alumnae Newsletter Summer 2019. w w w. stcatheri n es .info. Alice Phillips would be absolutely mortified to read this. Bit of a quandary now but her Mum is keen I should visit so will keep an open mind. The Headmistress talks about the importance of kindness, but doesn’t understand that herself it seems. We are especially happy with the pastoral care. I note the original post was about bullying and have to say that the senior staff are probably the most blinkered we have ever come across. Support for diverse learners. One only regrets she didn't send her daughter there earlier as the other Guildford school she chose for her daughter at 11, didn't offer the buzz and the intellectual stimulation needed, (she didn't work that hard along with most of her friends). She cares deeply about every single girl and staff member, and would not rest until a matter such as this was resolved. Handhold please. There are ample and varied activities at the weekends to positively engage the boarders. U4 girls are supported in making their GCSE option choices through a combination of talks and personal discussions with heads of academic departments and tutors. St. Catherine School 8524 8th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98115 206.525.0581. I would make the following analogy for anyone considering the school. My sister is in education and was able to advise us on this and said that their policy stood for nothing.We are desperately sad to be leaving this should have been an incredible experience. There are very grand plans afoot with developing the site, I have no doubt that the facilities will be amazing in 6 or 7 years when complete. A well- established House system encourages fosters friendships and offers leadership opportunities. I know most people would choose SHS because it's perceived as "better" but we are leaning towards St C. Now that their sixth form is well established I think they'll go from strength to strength. It fits the right sort of girl. However this is not the case across the road at the Senior school. This is not what I'm reading hear. It was once described to me as " a bit draconian" which I now realise is the least of its problems. History. Hi everyone, we are overseas parent and going to apply St Catherine's school for DD at her Y9. Can I ask what sort of girl are right fit ? I’ve had two daughters at the school and believe St Catherine’s strives to get it right. Alice Phillips is approachable and would always prioritise an unhappy girl above all else without any shadow of a doubt. I have a ds so the school isn't relevant to me. Small class sizes. DH has gone off in an ambulance, AIBU to be angry to be Trespassed by a dog. I am looking myself for a school in the Guildford area for my goddaughter who is overseas and I have only heard good things about it and in particular about the pastoral care being excellent. But I have friends whose daughters do go there and friends who have pulled their daughters out. girls-reading. It does have some excellent teachers but sadly they are in the minority. Alice Phillips would be absolutely mortified to read this. Please could anyone share information for the school? (New thread)I have had girls at St Catherine's for almost 10 years, through Prep, Senior and 6th form. 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