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user1471454215 Sun 28-May-17 12:28:46

Calling all private school parents. How much do you earn ? Why do you do it ?

senua Sun 28-May-17 14:34:55

Welcome to MN. Before we start spewing forth all our life histories, why don't you go first. What initially attracted you to journalism?

user1471454215 Sun 28-May-17 15:32:18

I wish I worked for the DM ! I felt it was the best thing I could possibly do for my kids. They started at 2.5 yrs old, I am now thinking does the pressure of a highly selective education gives the children the advantage I thought it would ! Seems much easier to go to Oxbridge from the local comp.

PhilODox Sun 28-May-17 15:37:12

Perhaps it would from your local comp, depends where you are.
Not so if they had to go to a RI school from age 4.

2014newme Sun 28-May-17 17:29:28

Your initial questions bear no resemblance to your further post.
It's not easy to go to oxbridge from anywhere but yes our local state school sends plenty there.
We earn enough to go private but don't think the return on investment would be worth it so have invested for our children in other ways

2014newme Sun 28-May-17 17:30:29

To add, my children are academically able, if they weren't maybe I'd make a different choice

user1483972886 Mon 29-May-17 22:36:50

OP what do you earn and why do you do it?

OCSockOrphanage Wed 31-May-17 15:45:38

We pay for private education to rectify the damage done by three years in failing (RI) schools. It was the only way to enable our child to re-take year 12 without going to an FE college, which is equally poor. We earn just enough to manage the fees, but at the expense of funding pension.

naturalbaby Thu 01-Jun-17 09:15:16

We earn enough to pay the school fees. We do it because at the moment it's the best school for our kids.

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