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To think Brooklyn Beckham should be at school

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fj3568 Thu 19-May-16 23:17:07

He's 17 - why is he gadding around LA with an actress when he should be in school. Isn't it compulsory for kids in the UK to be in education until they are 18 and is it not a civil offence to take your kids out of school ( to gad around LA) during term time. Shouldn't he be doing AS exams like my 17 year old

Turbinaria Thu 19-May-16 23:19:16

He's a photography/ model apprentice

DreamADream Thu 19-May-16 23:20:23

They don't live in the UK do they?

Misnomer Thu 19-May-16 23:20:46

It's not a civil offence to take a child out of school and school is not compulsory (yet) at 17 afaik. And he is probably at private school so may well have different term times and why on earth is it any of your business anyway?

VioletBam Thu 19-May-16 23:20:55

He probably goes to a school which allows absences if the child is working. It's LA. His career will be in the entertainment/fashion industry.


Balletgirlmum Thu 19-May-16 23:22:33

It's not compulsory for 17 year olds to be in school (if indeed they are uk resident)

WorraLiberty Thu 19-May-16 23:22:46

WTF does 'gadding' around mean and why are you so bothered about someone else's child?

Is he a close relative of yours?

MumOnTheRunCatchingUp Thu 19-May-16 23:23:02

He's working then.... An apprenticeship

It's either full time ed til 18 or work

dangerrabbit Thu 19-May-16 23:25:01

The beckhams will have their child benefit cancelled if Brooklyn isnr in education at 17
But I'm sure they'll find a way to manage

pieceofpurplesky Thu 19-May-16 23:25:36

He's a Beckham. He will succeed because of the family name. Model - there are much better looking as a model style kids who wouldn't sell clothes.
Like many kids of celebs he will be s success ... Not through his own hard work.

mayoketchupchocolate Thu 19-May-16 23:26:22

He's having more fun than most 17 year olds, and his family have more money than they know what to do with. They are hardly likely to be saying to him 'Knuckle down and get your A-Levels, Brooklyn, otherwise you'll be cleaning abattoir floors for the rest of your life.' It really doesn't matter what he does, he's financially set forever, what 17 year old in his position would be bothered about school?!

FuzzyOwl Thu 19-May-16 23:28:20

In the UK children need to be in education until they are 16. However, private schools have longer holidays and there are no fines for taking your children out of them.

At 17 he can do what he likes and, let's be honest, he is unlikely to struggle financially in his life if he didn't get great exam results.

SuburbanRhonda Thu 19-May-16 23:28:37

He's a photography/ model apprentice

So he's doing some modelling then.

SuburbanRhonda Thu 19-May-16 23:29:31

In the UK young people have to be in education or training until they are 18.

FuzzyOwl Thu 19-May-16 23:32:46

But 16 and 17 year olds can leave education at 16 and work whilst doing part time training (so photography would count).

Balletgirlmum Thu 19-May-16 23:34:19

He was attending a private fine arts college whether he still is or not is none of our business.

treaclesoda Thu 19-May-16 23:38:18

Ooh, I haven't heard gadding around in a long time.

As for Brooklyn Beckham, who knows? I thought they didn't live in the UK though.

SuburbanRhonda Thu 19-May-16 23:39:58

It has to be proper training such as an apprenticeship.

I don't think pouting counts grin

LonnyVonnyWilsonFrickett Thu 19-May-16 23:42:01

He's prolly being homeschooled. That Vicky Beckham always struck me as a bit crunchy.

Just5minswithDacre Thu 19-May-16 23:42:24

Ooh, I haven't heard gadding around in a long time.

Gallivanting is due a revival too. I remember being most indignant as a teen when accused of gallivanting (going anywhere for any purpose, I think grin )

treaclesoda Thu 19-May-16 23:44:11

Maybe it's City and Guilds Level 2 in Pouting? Level 1only covered looking into the distance. Level 3 would be the next step, where they cover looking disdainfully at people who aren't as cool as you.

WriteforFun1 Thu 19-May-16 23:44:30

For him, this sounds a much better long term decision than being in school
If he wants to do more studying later, nothing stopping him.
But if he's planning to make a living from the family brand, school won't do much
He will have access to legal and financial advice so no problem

ExasperatedAlmostAlways Thu 19-May-16 23:45:39

I was at uni at 17. You can leave school at 16.

Canyouforgiveher Thu 19-May-16 23:46:27

what 17 year old in his position would be bothered about school?!

Loads of them. Maybe one who enjoys learning, is looking forward to getting good grades so he can study something interesting at college or university, or maybe likes the relative anonymity of being in a school environment with friends of the same age.

Obviously this 17 year old isn't interested in academics anymore and enjoys the public life of being out and about etc. Which is fine.

If he were mine, I would hope he would take the opportunity to go to college - god he could have a brilliant time in a university in the US - but I understand not everyone is interested in that.

What I would hate for my 17 year old is for him to turn into a B or C-list celebrity at such a young age-feted and photographed because of who is parents are. That can't be good ultimately for the self-esteem and isn't a long term career.

CatThiefkeith Thu 19-May-16 23:46:37

I doubt he'll need to worry about getting a zero hours contract on minimum wage if he fails his A levels tbh

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