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How many schools did you go to? Not including further education.

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schwotz Sat 04-Oct-08 18:44:44

I went to 6 before I went to my Secondary school - so that is 7 schools. I also had about 1 year off from school. We emigrated to New Zealand and there was a lot of time playing and sorting new school out, so I have been told by my mother.

SaintRiven Sat 04-Oct-08 18:47:21

3 primaries, 3 secondaries and thena 6th form college.
We moved a lot.

schwotz Sat 04-Oct-08 18:49:20

I worry about moving my own children, but looking back it wasn't so bad. I hadn't realised it was so many, I thought it was only 4.

CantSleepWontSleep Sat 04-Oct-08 18:55:22

1 primary.
1 secondary (to age 17).

GentleOtter Sat 04-Oct-08 19:02:44

Seven here too schwotz. 5 primaries and 2 secondaries. Some were better than others...

RustyBear Sat 04-Oct-08 19:18:41

DD went to 4 schools (5 if you count playgroup)& we haven't moved at all, but the infant & junior schools were separate & she went to sixth form college after GCSEs.

Aimsmum Sat 04-Oct-08 19:22:01

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Mercy Sat 04-Oct-08 19:25:04

2 primary
1 secondary

SqueakyPop Sat 04-Oct-08 19:36:46

I went to one primary up until P6, then an independent school from P7 onwards.

beansmum Sat 04-Oct-08 19:40:36

7 primaries, 6 months home ed in the middle of that, 3 secondaries, although one of those was only for 6 months when my dad did a job swap.

beansmum Sat 04-Oct-08 19:41:10

It was rubbish btw. ds is going to one of each if I can possibly manage it.

ahundredtimes Sat 04-Oct-08 19:42:50


twentypence Sat 04-Oct-08 19:44:42

2 in total

namechangefersure Sat 04-Oct-08 19:47:25

do you mind if I ask -- what's it like from a child's perspective? mine are being moved around like chess pieces because we hate the boarding option

schwotz Sat 04-Oct-08 19:47:50

beansmum I can understand that you want a different way for your own dcs. I think once you are in secondary moving is around is so much harder.

JuliePurchill Sat 04-Oct-08 19:48:48

3 or 4 primary
3 secondary

UnfortunatelyMe Sat 04-Oct-08 19:49:04

3 primarys 1 high school

schwotz Sat 04-Oct-08 19:57:43

namechangefersure I'm not sure what advise i'd give. I don't remember it being bad at all, other than odd things, like how schools had different playgrounds and rules. What you could do in one, would not be allowed in another etc. You learn how to make friends quickly and to be sociable. I think it is important for the school to partner your child up for the first few weeks with someone who is reliable, maybe two children, but not the teachers number one pupil. That is a sure fast way to isolate yourself. You become very wise to the whole relationship structure of your classmates and who fits where, in a very short time. It is a good lesson for life.

namechangefersure Sat 04-Oct-08 20:11:12

thanks schwotz.. sometimes it feels selfish to keep them with us, as not moving is not an option. they seem to manage, and they are at schools which are understanding and handle it well. But you never know the long term effects. That's reassuring.

pointydog Sat 04-Oct-08 20:26:55


AbbeyA Sat 04-Oct-08 20:27:07

3 primary
3 secondary

unknownrebelbang Sat 04-Oct-08 20:28:42

1 nursery, primary and junior, all run seperately but connected (and next to each other).

1 secondary.

Dottoressa Sat 04-Oct-08 20:30:07

One from 5-18!

Littlefish Sat 04-Oct-08 20:30:15

I only went to 1. I started there when I was 4 and left when I was 18. I was bored stupid by the time I left. I would never recommend it to anyone else.

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