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What are your experiences preparing for your DC to go back to school? - 2 x £50 vouchers to be won

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YanaMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 05-Sep-19 16:08:06

Finally waved your DC off to school for the start of term? We want to hear more about how it went this year!

The survey is open to all MNer with at least one child in education.

All who complete the survey will be entered into a prize draw where 2 MNers will win a £50 voucher each for the store of their choice (from a list).

Click here to start the survey.

Thanks and good luck with the prize draw!

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JC4PMPLZ Fri 06-Sep-19 11:23:35

Never had to provide a uniform before, despite having an older I am terrified about my DS at new secondary school getting it wrong. They are deadly strict. I loved primary school and DD's liberal secondary - this is morning hell for 5 years.

lovemenorca Fri 06-Sep-19 11:44:26

*this is morning hell for 5 years.*

You don’t honestly think that do you??

Thiswayorthatway Fri 06-Sep-19 14:00:47

Get them involved in the preparations

Thistly Sat 07-Sep-19 11:24:56

The list of statements about second hand are not very realistic. Who can actually get full uniform together purely from second hand and hand me down?
There’s always something you have to buy even if you use second hand and hand me down as far as possible.

I couldn’t in all honesty agree with any of the statements as they are too absolute.
And you have put no ‘none of the above’
So we have to select statements which say ‘all second hand’ or ‘never second hand’ in order to complete the survey.

I think you should review this.

WindsweptEgret Sat 07-Sep-19 14:09:28

I agree about the second hand question. I buy second hand where I can, but other things new, such as longer length trousers in a smaller size to fit my child.

The cost is also only focused on when the children go back to school in September. The summer holidays are only six weeks long, so the previous year's uniform often still fits, but they may then need new school shoes at Christmas for example.

RainOrSun Sun 08-Sep-19 21:55:02

It's a bad survey, MNHQ. Several questions where none of the answers were appropriate- second hand one, hardest part. I'm lucky that I dont need to budget for new uniform, but this isnt a possible answer.
Why no shoe shops or school uniform shops in the suppliers list?

PhilomenaButterfly Mon 09-Sep-19 12:25:12

Done! 😁

YanaMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 10-Sep-19 09:32:37

Thank you for your feedback and sorry about that.
We've made some amends to the survey.

claza93 Fri 13-Sep-19 21:13:45


Leveler Sun 15-Sep-19 19:31:01

I am a father who has been married for 14 years I've been bored for many of those years because my wife doesn't want to do anything with me but only with her mother my wife is a mothers girl and it continues to get more problematic every year. Her mother has used this to control us to where I may as well ask her mother for the answer than my wife we are like grown kids who dont live with her but she controls my wife which then causes arguments and then my child gets to here our problems. Also my wife doesn't want sex, anytime I want sex it has to be asked and its emotionless I feel like I'm slowly dying inside so I find myself looking at other women just so that maybe I'll get the chance to have sex with meaning and lust. I love my wife but she has nothing to give.

Sami89 Mon 16-Sep-19 14:30:27

Done smile

Thistly Thu 19-Sep-19 23:51:16

Leveller, try posting in relationships.
They have some great support and advice on there.

Bbijou814 Fri 20-Sep-19 23:58:53

Good evening mum,
Can anyone recommend a good 11 plus tutor or maths tutor in Buckingham or Milton keynes. This will be much appreciated.x

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