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To move my yr1 DC in year

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WildebeestH Fri 29-Jan-16 19:27:51

We'd always planned to move this summer but for job reasons we're now going to be moving sooner than that which will mean an in year school move for my year 1 DS. He's bright and sociable. AIBU to think he'll be okay? I didn't think I was but comments from a number of other mums have shaken my confidence and I'm starting to wonder if we should make life difficult and expensive for a few months so he can finish the year.

rosewithoutthorns Fri 29-Jan-16 19:33:04

He's only year 1 OP, do what you need to.

MrsTatum1980 Fri 29-Jan-16 19:33:24

I moved mine in the January of year 1 due to a house move and it barely phased her. She was emotional leaving her friends and understandably a bit apprehensive on her first day but within a week, she'd settled and made friends. It also coincided with her biological dad (my exH) moving abroad and the move was from state to private so it was a turbulent time for her. It's amazing how resilient they are! Now loving school in year 3 and got gorgeous friends so a positive move for us. Hope you have the same experience smile

Nicknamegrief Fri 29-Jan-16 19:36:13

He'll be fine. I'm an 'army wife' my oldest went to 6 Primary schools (now in secondary). I found moving mid year easier as they make friends for the holidays and the change didn't loom over you the entire summer (we moved at various points in school years/holidays).

tinyterrors Fri 29-Jan-16 19:36:20

I can't see the problem with moving him as long as you give him plenty of notice, let him say goodbye to his friends properly and perhaps try to keep in touch with his best friends. If he was shy and quiet I'd say wait until the end of term but as he's bright and sociable he should be fine. I'm an army brat and moved schools in the middle of the school year and, while it was hard to leave friends, I was fine.

It will likely take him a few weeks to settle in but at his age friendship groups are usually quite fluid and it's so much easier to make friends than if he was year 6 when friendship groups tend to be more established.

NotMeNotYouNotAnyone Fri 29-Jan-16 20:02:42

He'll be fine, of course he will probably be upset to leave what he knows, but he'll soon settle.

It sounds like you're moving to a better situation for your whole family. Remember that through the disruption, you're not just doing it for the sake of it.

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