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Parents offering to pay for private school for DS

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Moominmamma86 Mon 03-Mar-14 15:19:20

My partner and I are on very modest means and have been looking at local pre-school and primary schools which are not bad at all in our area. However my parents have offered to pay to send our son to the private school I went to. It is a really lovely place and some of my happiest memories are from the school. I'm sure ds would benefit from the small size of the school, everyone knowing each other, the class sizes etc but I just feel unsure if it's right to pay for such a privilege. Would be be missing out on having local friends, a more varied peer group etc? And is it just wrong to send your child to private school?

What do you think?

pussycatdoll Mon 03-Mar-14 15:20:51

Does it go all the way up to age 18?
Because if not I'd rather pay for a private secondary tbh

slowcomputer Tue 04-Mar-14 10:51:09

Of course it isn't wrong to use a private school and I'd jump at it but only if you know that they will continue the fees all the way up to 18. You don't want to have to move your child. How old are your parents? Will you inherit from them if they die, so you can continue the fees? What if you fall out with them.

But if you're happy with the arrangement - go for it!

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