where do teachers send their kids

(107 Posts)
teachersaspirations Sun 22-Sep-13 20:54:55

changed my name for this for one as it is potentially a bit hot!

I am beginning to notice that a lot of the teachers who teach our kids, their kids go to the best/better schools
the grammars/the select schools etc...

it would be interesting to know what proportion of parents are teachers for these grammar schools/select schools etc...

PS am not a teacher

SuffolkNWhat Mon 23-Sep-13 21:14:55

DD currently attends nursery/pre-school attached to a private school but that is because they offer term time only childcare which saves us approx. £3k a year.

In September she will be going to our local school (2 minutes walk from our house), there was never any question of this. We live in a less than desirable area (unfortunately I am not one of those teachers able to move to the posh parts) and the school has not always been the best but we are happy for her to go there as I believe in supporting local schools.

Arisbottle Mon 23-Sep-13 21:21:41

He was not bullied for being my son, although he was bullied for being different - but it did not start in school. My stepson and other children have never faced any problems for being my child. He was bullied at the grammar school as well. We knew quite quickly that we had made a mistake moving him to the grammar but my son could not take being moved again.

I suspect the grammar school knew they were looking at a boy who would get them straight A * at GCSE and possibly A level. The fact that he was being bullied so badly added to the reasons to move him - rather than keep him where he was.

My ds does not enjoy the social side of school, he does not really see the point in making friends - although he has people that he knows. For him school is somewhere he goes to learn.

Judyandherdreamofhorses Mon 23-Sep-13 21:21:41

I am a teacher (part time, primary).

My DD is part time at a local independent school and will be so long as we can afford it.

lljkk Tue 24-Sep-13 18:00:03

Not exactly teachers, but...ime a majority of children of uni lecturers go private, at least for secondary. A majority of the PGs & academic staff (RAs, lecturers etc.) were privately educated themselves.
This is not down to insider local knowledge.

teacherandguideleader Tue 24-Sep-13 18:19:44

I live in a grammar area. If I had a child I would send them to the comp I work in (non grammar area). On paper it isn't outstanding but I would send my child there in a heartbeat. Sadly I won't be able to as I don't live in catchment

Sokmonsta Tue 24-Sep-13 18:23:22

I'd hazard a guess that with teachers not just working school hours, it benefits their dc to go to a school which has potentially more resources if they can afford it.

I know my teacher friend struggles to find time to sit with her dc to help with their homework and do all the marking for her pupils by a reasonable hour.

sheridand Tue 24-Sep-13 19:15:31

Mine are at the same school as me. Not a problem at all. It's a state primary and we live in a rural area which is high on the deprivation index.

I would always choose a comprehensive education, even if I had the money.

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