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Whowherewhywhat Wed 01-May-13 14:41:48

I have 3 dc , 1 is in yr 3 primary, 1 is in reception and one will be moving to reception in sept.

The state school that 2 of my dc's attend at present has a great reputation , hell, we moved there for that reason!

However we are planning to move our yr 3 child to a private school which we think will be better for him, primarily due to smaller class sizes.

My question is this, do you think it s ok that we leave our dc2 and dc3 in current school until they reach year 3 respectively then move them to the new school? Dc2 is currently doing well in recep and we don't anticipate any problems for dc3 , we just want to make sure they get equal opportunities, hence not moving dc2 and 3 until they reach yr 3, has anyone else done this?

Thanks for reading and sorry it's long!

almapudden Wed 01-May-13 14:51:05

I think that's fine. Many private (prep) schools have their main intake at Y3 or Y4 anyway - it's a sensible 'break point'. If the younger two are happy at school (and you're happy with the school) then there's no reason to move them. Save yourself a couple of years' worth of fees!

Whowherewhywhat Wed 01-May-13 14:57:12

Yes, that's what I was thinking, other 2 are happy, or at least the one is, the other doesn't know yet!

Thanks, I know it's not rocket science but we have been agonising over it for some reason!!

CecilyP Wed 01-May-13 16:54:06

What you are planning is far from unusual. In affluent areas many pupils move from state to private from about year 3/4 while their younger brothers and sisters stay at the state school for the time being.

Whowherewhywhat Wed 01-May-13 20:37:14

Thanks for the reassurance!

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