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  • Babysitting Jobs wanted

    By libbybatley at 12:24 on 09/12/13
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    Hi everyone, I am a 26 year old female who has recently moved to Balham.  I have just moved to London from New Zealand. I am a property manager during the day and am looking for babysitting work on the evenings and weekends.  I have experience with kids from back home and have a 2.5 year old neice over here I am forever looking after. I am mature and responsible.  Please feel free to get in touch if you need...
  • Sponsorship deal unveiled for lollipop sites for Balham

    By JulieGK at 21:23 on 04/12/12
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    The council has agreed a sponsorship deal with a major telecoms company that will help pay for lollipop patrollers to cover 11 local schools including those in Balham. Funding received from mobile phone and internet service provider Talk Talk means that schools in Balham , Battersea, Tooting and Wandsworth Common will benefit from the presence of a patroller, bringing the total number of schools in the borough with patrollers on the...
  • Advice session for secondary school admissions in Balham

    By JulieGK at 10:20 on 10/09/12
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    Two important advice sessions are being held for parents who want their children to start at a secondary school in September 2013. The meetings, which are being held at the Wandsworth civic suite, will give parents and carers the chance to ask questions and learn more about all aspects of the secondary school admissions process. These information and advice sessions are important because preparations for next September's schools intake...
  • GCSE results in Balham 'remain stable'

    By JulieGK at 19:06 on 27/08/12
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    Overall GCSE results in have remained stable this year, following significant gains in 2011. The proportion of pupils receiving five or more GCSEs at A* to C has remained at 88 per cent. Students at Ernest Bevin bucked the trend, with results up by six per cent, as did Graveney students, with a rise of five percentage points. The results for five or more A* to C including English and Maths has gone down by three percentage points to 61...
  • A'Level results improve in Balham area

    By JulieGK at 11:38 on 21/08/12
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    Wandsworth has bucked the national trend by reporting another bumper crop of A-level results. Provisional results for 2012 show that a quarter of students achieved A*-A grades - up from 23 per cent last year. Nationally this figure dropped by 0.4 percentage points. The pass rate at A*-C was 74 per cent - up almost half a percentage point on last year. Students from Chestnut Grove and Graveney did exceptionally well, with the proportion...

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