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Cherokeemama Wed 18-Sep-19 17:46:24

Hi.....
So I need your thoughts , advice, suggestions!
I am splitting up with my husband and have a 13 year old, 12 year old and 7 year old.
I cannot afford to take over the mortgage where I live so have decided to relocate with all 3 children as I have just secured a job at the University of Brighton.
I will need to apply for schools and choose an area.
As you can imagine this is massively daunting ( as well as exciting) for me as I know no-one in Brighton and both the children and I will need to think about becoming part of a new community and build friendships. Hopefully that won't be hard as we a pretty socialised - lol
I have been recommended different areas - where would you look to live with 3 kids, the need for good primary/junior and secondary schools and accessibility to Falmer?
Also - what is Worthing like?

sleepismysuperpower1 Wed 18-Sep-19 18:11:54

Saltdean is popular with families. it is a 25 minute (ish) drive to Falmer, or a 50 minute bus ride. it has a primary school, and its nearest secondary is peacehaven secondary, a half hour walk or 5 minute bus ride from saltdean. The area also has various clubs that your children could get involved in (football for example). all the best with your move x

JoJoSM2 Wed 18-Sep-19 20:51:52

www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/find-a-school-in-england

That's where you can compare schools. Looks like Shoreham Academy is the way to go for secondary in the Worthing area. I've never lived there but we often visit. There's a lovely leisure centre (Splashpoint) and a great promenade along the seafront with lots of kids biking/scateboarding/scooting, places to go sailing, rowing etc There's quite a range of shops in the centre but the size of the town is quite manageable.
It isn't fancy but I reckon a decent enough place to live and there are loads of families about.

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