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Radford House
 
1.4 (3 Reviews)

    Radford House http://www.yowzit.com/za/private-schools/5079...
    Radford House is a small, private primary school nestled in the suburb of Fairland, Johannesburg. Our primary aim is to cater for the unique needs of high-potential, or "gifted" learners in a stimulat...
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    Radford House in Johannesburg
    Radford House is a small, private primary school nestled in the suburb of Fairland, Johannesburg. Our primary aim is to cater for the unique needs of high-potential, or "gifted" learners in a stimulating, relaxed, homely and fun environment.

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    Average user rating from: 3 user(s)

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    What an expensive exercise in futility, this school prides itself on being different and way a head of other academically. This is first and formost untrue, after removing my child this year I have spent a fortune on extra lessons and playing catch up. It is neither nurturing or exciting! What is extremely frustrating is there is no governing body and therefore no checks and balances in place, parent are being sold a lemon. Huge problems await anyone questioning the system however, they monitor what is being said in the car park and on WhatsApp groups, and send out harsh warnings to parents, their clients. They are a microcosm of what is going on in our country in the past and now. If you tow and pay out considerable amounts of cash, you are fine but question fairness and you are marked and gossiped about by the staff.Parents BEWARE!
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    Nondumiso Reviewed by Nondumiso December 12, 2017
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    Beware!

    What an expensive exercise in futility, this school prides itself on being different and way a head of other academically. This is first and formost untrue, after removing my child this year I have spent a fortune on extra lessons and playing catch up. It is neither nurturing or exciting! What is extremely frustrating is there is no governing body and therefore no checks and balances in place, parent are being sold a lemon. Huge problems await anyone questioning the system however, they monitor what is being said in the car park and on WhatsApp groups, and send out harsh warnings to parents, their clients. They are a microcosm of what is going on in our country in the past and now. If you tow and pay out considerable amounts of cash, you are fine but question fairness and you are marked and gossiped about by the staff.Parents BEWARE!

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    The school was sold as a nurturing and exciting, non competitive environment that offers sport and culturals. None of that is true, the Principal is a charming, pompous know it all, that should have gone on the stage or into door to door sales. He has a business degree but could not organise a piss up in a brewery. There are fancy theories thrown around but basic education is not given, leaving huge gaps in a very patchy education. A large number of the teachers are not qualified educators but are friends or family members of the head and deputy head of the school. As the other review mentioned preference is given to the mass of teachers children and god help you if you question it or the fairness. As for facilities, the school has been a building site for the last two years, with young children crossing a public road several times a day, often unaccompanied by lazy teachers. There are little to no sporting fields and if you have a child that enjoys sport, they will wither and perish, unless they are exceptional and get national recognistion. When my child started there it had a whole different ethos but over the year has grown into the very opposite of what it reports to be. It is expensive, has unqualified teachers, no facilities, will soon become another building site, mixes young children with the new high school children. Such a disappointment.
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    Gillian Reviewed by Gillian December 06, 2017
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    False promises and pie in the Sky

    The school was sold as a nurturing and exciting, non competitive environment that offers sport and culturals. None of that is true, the Principal is a charming, pompous know it all, that should have gone on the stage or into door to door sales. He has a business degree but could not organise a piss up in a brewery. There are fancy theories thrown around but basic education is not given, leaving huge gaps in a very patchy education. A large number of the teachers are not qualified educators but are friends or family members of the head and deputy head of the school. As the other review mentioned preference is given to the mass of teachers children and god help you if you question it or the fairness. As for facilities, the school has been a building site for the last two years, with young children crossing a public road several times a day, often unaccompanied by lazy teachers. There are little to no sporting fields and if you have a child that enjoys sport, they will wither and perish, unless they are exceptional and get national recognistion. When my child started there it had a whole different ethos but over the year has grown into the very opposite of what it reports to be. It is expensive, has unqualified teachers, no facilities, will soon become another building site, mixes young children with the new high school children. Such a disappointment.

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    Nurturing? Exciting? When I read all those wonderful things on their website I really did believe... at first. The truth is, as in all schools, it\'s the teachers that make or break the school. The school itself, and all the fancy rhetoric of the principal, mean nothing. Fortunately for us there were a couple of fantastic teachers at the time my son was there. But, heaven forbid your child should upset one of the whining offspring of a teacher! Goodness me! Your child would certainly be painted as Satan himself! All quite pathetic really.... So glad this particular school is no longer a part of my child\'s life.
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    Angela Reviewed by Angela April 24, 2017
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    Not what it claims to be at all...

    Nurturing? Exciting? When I read all those wonderful things on their website I really did believe... at first. The truth is, as in all schools, it\'s the teachers that make or break the school. The school itself, and all the fancy rhetoric of the principal, mean nothing. Fortunately for us there were a couple of fantastic teachers at the time my son was there. But, heaven forbid your child should upset one of the whining offspring of a teacher! Goodness me! Your child would certainly be painted as Satan himself! All quite pathetic really.... So glad this particular school is no longer a part of my child\'s life.

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