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How to plan the move(9 Posts)
Good morning ,
I have to change schools to my two daughters, which will made me leave the city I am in now , while applying for schools has to know catchments area which I can't decide yet as my eldest is in her half IB and the youngest in half GCSE and waiting schools to reply for the IB and for GCSE they can't give me acceptance until I have my new home address and be in the same catchment area, still no school is solid yet in the acceptance so what I am do friends?
Do you have to move now? moving your DDs when they are half way through GCSE and IB is about the least optimum time possible.
Realistically your DDs may need to start their courses again, in which case you just need to move and then apply to schools near where your new address is.
How far away do you have to move? Is there no possibility of moving somewhere which is within commuting distance for both you and your DDs, so that they could stay at their current school(s) for the coming year?
The problem is that I lost my job , and it was private school and I can't afford now !
Very few state schools (since you write about catchment then I assume that's what you mean) offer the IB so your options will be very limited.
On the other hand sixth forms have wider catchments and you apply direct to the sixth form rather than through the council.
This dd may have to repeat Y12 and start A levels instead of taking the IB.
I take it you’ve applied for a bursey or checked if the school has a hardship fund for this sort of situation?
Agree your situation is often the first priority for schools applying bursary funds, to allow children to complete exams. And if the school can't help directly there are other sources of hardship funds directed at families whose circumstances have changed, which again I recall using words like "priority will be given to students in exam years". I can't immediately remember where to find info but do search online. Changing your youngest's school in a year's time would make much more sense. Good luck.
Honestly moving now will have a massive massive impact on their outcomes. There must be a way of keeping them at that school for one more year - sell your house, car, borrow, eBay stuff, take in ironing, work day and evenings.
Otherwise you will have to resign yourself to your oldest having to start sixth form again - tricky because of funding, and your youngest dropping some subjects and probably getting poorer results in the remaining ones.
You've lost a terms fees anyway, you only have to find one more term.
Your offered at least might ore easily find a 'normal' school / college place (i.e. offering A levels) to start again from the beginning of year 12, but your younger DD will almost certainly be much more (and adversely) affected by being moved half way through her GCSE course.
Why do you have to move to a different city? Without a settled address, getting state school places can be much more difficult.
If you are selling up to move, do you not have enough equity in your current house to cover the fees?
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