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What age for open days?

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Butkin Fri 09-Oct-09 16:28:50

Our DD is only in Yr 2 but we keep getting tempted by the adverts for open days to senior school. We are not sure if she will stay at current school until she is 13 - we may move her at 11.

At what age did you start attending the open days and putting your kids down for senior school? We don't want to go too early as headmasters etc may change but we don't want to miss the boat either.

cat64 Fri 09-Oct-09 16:32:43

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Hulababy Fri 09-Oct-09 16:41:52

DD is in Y3 and will move schools at the end of Y6. Not started considering looking at senior schools yet - was thinking more like Y5, with the school advising us also.

LIZS Fri 09-Oct-09 17:28:29

Presumably this is private ? Year4/5 is the norm to start around here. Current school arranges to meet parents mid Year 4 to start talking about academic potential possible schools to look at and any unusual deadlines for application, scholarships etc

newpup Fri 09-Oct-09 17:41:47

We went to some open days last year when DD1 was in Year 5. Just to get some idea of whether to consider independent school or the local high school. We have been to more in the last few weeks as she is in Year 6 and we have to make a choice by Christmas. I do not know anyone who has been to open days with children younger than Year 5 to be honest although I guess if you were thinking of moving!

I think children change alot both academically and socially between Y3 and Y5 so their needs would change too.

Danthe4th Fri 09-Oct-09 17:43:19

If you want to go and have a nose feel free they are open to all and you don't have to talk to anyone if you don't want to.You may just get a feel for the place but keep an open mind as they do change year on year.

cat64 Fri 09-Oct-09 18:15:02

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Butkin Fri 09-Oct-09 19:11:56

Thanks everybody - we'll take a pull for a couple of years and see what happens in Yr 4

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