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Should one declare marital status to schools where there is competitive assessment?

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Homely1 Wed 28-Sep-16 14:03:13

Does this pay a role in as much as the school may feel the child will not keep up? In theory, it should not be a consideration but if they have a 'like' group of children, would they use this to filter?

TrollTheRespawnJeremy Wed 28-Sep-16 19:51:55

No, ability to parent isn't based on how many people are in the household.

How many families, who are 2 parent households, have one who works long hours and so isn't present with children often?

One parent can do as good or better a job as 2,3 or 4!

NWgirls Thu 29-Sep-16 09:20:44

Pretty sure that is completely irrelevant.

mumonahottinroof Thu 29-Sep-16 09:45:53

Schools couldn't care less, they want the children who get the highest mark in the assessment. End of. Plenty of children of single parents/cohabiting parents at my dcs' very competitive school

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