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What would be the best option for my ds here?

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Cloudybutwarm Sun 28-Feb-16 16:11:58

We will be putting our house on the market in the next month or so and moving to a completely new area.

My son is due to be starting school in September. Ideally we will have moved before then but I think that's pushing it and you can never tell what will happen or how long things will take.

So potentially we could find that my son starts school where we are now and then has to move not long after starting. In addition of course we may well not get a place in our first choice school in the new area and he would then be placed wherever and we would have to wait for a place to become available in a school we want.

So I am vaguely considering that, should we not have moved by September, would it be better for him to not start school then and stay at home, and start school once we've moved, to limit the number of schools he might move between? I understand it is not compulsory for him to be in school until the term after he's 5, so from January.

Would he be disadvantaged by not starting school in September, or would it be worse for him to start school then move schools quite quickly, possibly more than once.

For what it's worth he's a September baby and very bright, so more than ready to go!

Thank you for your thoughts!

StealthPolarBear Sun 28-Feb-16 16:13:46

Does he go to nursery?

Sallyhasleftthebuilding Sun 28-Feb-16 16:14:46

My DT started in September then we moved in October -

They knew the routine - and expectations - like hanging coats up - sitting still - assembly etc

I would start in September and see how it goes - no harm in moving him as most school do the basics on a similar level

Cloudybutwarm Sun 28-Feb-16 16:14:51

Yes he's at preschool 2.5 days a week

Cloudybutwarm Mon 29-Feb-16 20:01:57


eyebrowse Mon 29-Feb-16 20:19:21

You might need the time while he is at school for packing etc so might be easier with you if he starts school?

At the beginning the schools go quite fast with learning letters and things so he might be behind if he has not learnt what he would be learning at school when he starts. If the old and new school are using the national curriculum (which they have to if they are not academies) then he could find the transition easier.

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