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Old Oct 9th, 2015, 08:42 AM   1
Mummy May
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Has anyone moved their child to another school?


My daughter goes to a school about 3 miles away from home (because she went to their nursery II sent her there). Now there are loads of reasons why but I'm considering moving her to the school thats in our village. I've been to look around today and me and my husband both liked it (he went there as a child), I met all the teachers and children and was shown right around the school and I would definitely be happy for her to go there.

I've spoken to DD about this and she said she wouldn't mind moving but really I want to know if anyone has any experience of this and how it would affect her. She knows 2 girls in her class at the new school already.

Someone help me! This is so difficult. If I knew she would be fine I would just do it. She is a bright and confident little girl and she makes friends easily but I don't want to knock her confidence xx


Edit - She is 5 and in year 1



 
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Old Oct 9th, 2015, 09:00 AM   2
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It's not quite the same but we moved DS from a montessori school to a regular school when he turned 4 and he was fine. He came home the very first day and had made friends.

He was not entirely happy as it is all-day French and he only spoke a few words when he entered, but by Christmas break he was sad to not see if friends, ride his school bus and play in his class. He often speaks to us in French now. This is his second year and we are very glad we switched, though we could have kept him in the old school until Sept 2016.

If you think it is better just do it. She will adapt and if she already has friends there she isnt starting from scratch.

You know your daughters personality so if you think she will be fine, she probably will be.



 
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Old Oct 9th, 2015, 09:43 AM   3
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I moved my DS when he was in year one, he was perfectly fine and easily made new friends, we all looked around the school together and DS said he liked it as soon as a space came up he went for several transition days before starting full time after the half term



 
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Old Oct 9th, 2015, 12:11 PM   4
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Hi my son was at a school 5 miles away as he needed to go to nursery there he started in year 1 in the same area in September and he had him on a waiting list for near out home. He started at the new school last week I cant believe how easy it was and I have a very very shy little boy he begged me not to take him away from his friends but hes settled so well and its only week 2.

Id really think of the long term which is reason we moved him as he will always have his friends on the doorstep .



 
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Old Oct 10th, 2015, 12:15 PM   5
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I think your daughter will be fine, at this age they adapt easily and make friends quickly? we moved our daughter from one nursery to another when we moved house and she went to her new nursery for about 4 months and then changed again to start at her new primary school this year in September. Luckily she adapted well and now has one of her nursery friends in her class.

My parents moved my siblings and i, when i was in year 5 due to moving house as well and i went to the new primary school for 2 years. I was nervous being the new girl there but soon enough i made friends as well.

Good luck moving your daughter



 
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Old Oct 11th, 2015, 02:44 AM   6
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Thanks everyone! We have decided we are going to move her and she seems happy to go! It means she will have friends in our village which is great. xx



 
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