hi to all My 8 year old son was moved from year 3 to year 4 in primary school school and goes up to year five in September. Does anyone know what will happen,or what my options are as a mother, when he gets to year as six? As I do not want him to have to repeat year six.
Have you asked the school? They should have consulted you on what the available options were. Was it not possible to keep him in his year and provide additional work? From what I understand it is virtually impossible to move to a state secondary school out of year group so he may end up having to repeat year 6. I think the options may be different in the private sector but again I wouldn't want a child to move up a year early to secondary unless he was emotionally mature enough to integrate with his older classmates.
Start talking to potential secondary schools now. Also, think about what you want - is he emotionally mature enough to move up early?
My DS is in the same situation but a year later and in independent school. Although academically more than able to cope and physically a perfect fit in the year above, he would not be emotionally ready for puberty + new school at 12 when everyone else is 13, so he will do Y8 in current school twice, and I will make damned sure that school deal with it.