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live in London /2primary kids/ job advert in Kent - shall I apply?

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worriednow1 Sat 29-Nov-14 19:12:17

The job advert is a promotion for me + opportunity for kids to be in a local prep school with the discount. BUT it is a completely different pace of life in Kent. Is it a big disadvantage to move out of London to Kent? Kids pobably have more opportunities with London? If I change jobs here is a list of cons PROS:1.job satisfaction ( promotion), in a prep school/ feeds into local grammar school at secondary level CONS parent support, hb needs to change jobs ( not a high earner £20,00+), 3. my child goes to gymnastics now but in a new job area - not many possibilities for gymnastics, 4.far from London ( 2 hours drive) 5.need to change house.
How woudl you weigh up these points please?

NotAnotherNewNappy Sun 30-Nov-14 21:22:24

It's Kent not Aistralia! Go for the job, worry about the practicalities if you get it. Otherwise, you'll never know what could have been.

DragonRojo Tue 02-Dec-14 06:19:42

go for the interview first and see how you feel. Many people make that move out of preference. Life outside London can be pretty good as well

Panicmode1 Tue 02-Dec-14 06:44:51

Kent is a big county. If you are in West Kent, then we are only 45 mins from Charing X on the train and there are a myriad of activities for children. And further into East Kent, with the high speed rail, you are still very easily able to get to town. We moved here from London 7 years ago this week and haven't regretted it for a second.....

One word of warning, children still have to pass the 11+! Plenty of privately educated children are tutored and still don't pass, so getting into grammar isn't a given! There have been a few surprises this year with the new test.

NotAnotherNewNappy Thu 04-Dec-14 21:12:15

How did it go?!

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