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Moving child from primary in yr 5

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Sushiqueen Wed 17-Jul-13 08:24:51

We moved during DD's year 5. We moved in the Nov and we couldn't be allocated a new school until we had agreed our new address.
The LEA gave her a start date but DH phoned up the school to see if he and Dd could visit. The head agreed and after meeting them let Dd start earlier than the official start date.
Dd loved it and settled in pretty quickly. She is now about to leave year 6 and the head has commented on how it seems as if she has always been there.
I would go for it in year 5 rather than delaying it later. That way he will be established with friends before you have to apply for secondary.

Daughteroughter Tue 16-Jul-13 23:28:38

Def leaning towards end of year 5 move

ChocolatesAreTheOnlyFruit Tue 16-Jul-13 23:24:38

Very good time to move. Think it would be awful to have to change at beginning of year 6 and for some all the changes of year 7 in addition to a big house move might make it even more anxiety inducing!

Awakeagain Tue 16-Jul-13 21:21:04

I think better to move in year 5, get settled and make friends

Daughteroughter Sun 14-Jul-13 21:17:58

Thanks bbboo Ds is at outstanding school too and v happy there. We are so desperate to move. Uborough looks fab

bbboo Sun 14-Jul-13 19:55:26

We moved to Devon at end of October (a couple of years ago), when DS2 was in year 5. Worked really well for us - DS joined Ugborough School. fab little school, very good staff, DS did well there . He left at end of year 6. He made very good friends there. It was a great move for him and he had a lovely time .We had moved from a good primary (outstanding in latest OFSTED) where he had been very happy and we dreaded moving him but it turned out to be a very happy change and we are very glad we did it.

Daughteroughter Sun 14-Jul-13 19:00:10

We have the chance to move to Devon or Cornwall -which has always been our dream. We could go as soon as next march or delays til the following year.

Ds will start yr 5 in sept and so could move schools mid year and be in new primary for short time but where we would want him to be to get into secondary. We could delay with no problem and could move whenever we wanted its just we so so want to go. Ds is an adaptable sociable child but we wonder if may be too disruptive if unecessary, may cause drop in SATS performance and if so does it matter

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