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  1. My DD has just got some R-Class, and I was told by the lady in the shop that they are the same as Russian Pointe, but are made for the UK market. She really liked them in the shop, but has since decided they aren't right for her.
  2. Thank you for replying, Katia05. I'm sorry to hear of your DD's no, but glad that you heard. I was beginning to think that whole class had dropped off the system! Perhaps it will come tomorrow. And thanks also for the crossed fingers 😊 xx
  3. Has anybody from London 1 Group 4 (Girls year 8/9) had results? I haven't heard anything today.
  4. Beautiful leotard, excellent condition, front lined, worn twice, £20 plus £2.99 p+p
  5. This has now been sold.
  6. Of course. I will PM you, Balletmum55.
  7. Degas 9501 camisole leotard in "Eglantine" colour, size 14A (front lined). Excellent condition. Only worn a handful of times. £20, plus £2.99 postage.
  8. Hello Your post was looking a little lonely out there! My DD(12) is going, and will be residential too. I would say an important thing is that your DD can manage her own bun. Make sure she has a few tries beforehand, and has enough nets, pins etc for the course. It won't matter if it's not immaculate, as long as it stays up. Not long now! I'm sure it will be a lovely and exciting week for them all.
  9. Just to let anyone who's interested know, we had our appeal this morning and they have decided to uphold it. So it is worthwhile applying, as it seems that it is a discretionary award. It will run until DD reaches the end of year 11. This makes a big difference to us! I also felt that the members of the panel who heard our case were sympathetic towards talents in the Arts (as they should be).
  10. Hello Thank you for your replies. It would have been a 400 mile round trip for us, had we taken up her other vocational school offer, so this was a better option for various reasons. She has to return home at weekends as it is weekly boarding only. The school isn't part of an MDS, hence the exploration of other funding options. DH spoke to the decision making department at the LA on Monday, who confirmed that this is something we CAN apply for, on the grounds that it is the nearest school to us that meets her needs. I just wanted to share that, in case it helps others in similar situations or anyone who is thinking of applying this year, and I will update after the result of the appeal as well.
  11. Hello everyone Does anyone know about or have experience of Local Authority travel assistance for vocational school? Our LA (Kent) has a duty to pay travel costs to the nearest secondary school, which is not a specialist classical ballet training centre, so I was hoping to explore the "gifted and talented" angle, as advised by one of her vocational school ballet teachers. As we understand it, this situation comes under the SEN umbrella. We live roughly 80 miles from school, and travel up and back to drop off and collect her by train twice a week, as she comes home at weekends. Any thoughts or experience would be gratefully received. Thanks in advance.
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