Hi. This may be a bit far off but I'm wondering if anyone can help regarding a change of school between England and Scotland. We currently live in England and DS5 is in YR and DD3.10 is due to start YR in September (she's a May baby).
If we were to move back to Scotland after September would DS (a Feb baby so at scottish cut off point) start in P2 or would they want him to do P1 as the first years are slightly different? And if DD had started school here would she be able to start P1 even being only 4?
And would this be different if we move before Sept? DD having to wait a until Aug 2014 before starting.
If DS was born in February 2008 he would have started P1 last August, so would go into P2 this August. You can ask to defer his entry as he is a February birthday, so he could start P1 this August, but that is your choice rather than the school's.
Assuming DD was born in May 2009 she would start P1 in August 2014.
I'm not sure it would be right for all of us. For me - yes! I was very much against they system when we first moved here but the kids are loving it and its a lovely small village school and I'm worried about finding the same up the road.
And the fact that there is only 15 months between them so having them two years apart at school just doesn't seem right - their abilities aren't that different. I know if we'd stayed in Scotland we would have defered DS but I'm not sure putting him into P1 would be good for him now either. I know in a couple of years it would make no difference its just the here and now I'm worried about.