Immigrating to the UK

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CarrieBibby Fri 19-Oct-18 07:47:50

Hi Everyone, I am new to the mumsnet site I thought I would join because I see parents give others parents some really good advise about so much different topics and concerns us parents have with regards to everything especially our children. Let me introduce myself my name is Carrie and I am planning to immigrate to the UK from South Africa I am a British Citizen aswell. I am a single mom to an amazing 9 year old boy his name is Connor. I am applying for jobs in the UK in the following towns Bishops Stortford , Hemel Hempstead, Warrington , Ashington , Cheltenham , Wokingham I would like to know what areas would be good to live in these towns and also what good schools are there for my son to go to? Also which areas in these towns are close to public Transport and not far from schools or to travel. This is a BIG move so it is quiet overwhelming with regards to everything I need to consider so please I need as must help I can get and I would like to start to make friends and get to know people in the UK so when I do arrive in the UK I am not alone. Just curious does anyone attend a Old Apostolic church in any of these towns? smile

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Evidencebased Fri 19-Oct-18 07:52:46

I was curious about 'Old Apostolic Church ', because I've never heard of it before, so googled.
There are only 10 congregations in the whole of the UK, so if that is important to you, you need to restrict your relocation to a very few specific places.

Evidencebased Fri 19-Oct-18 07:54:42

As it happens, 2 are in Bishop's Stortford, and Hemel Hempstead.

CarrieBibby Fri 19-Oct-18 08:49:57

Thanks for your advise. Yes this is important to me, any advise on good areas to stay in these towns and schools?

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missyB1 Fri 19-Oct-18 08:55:53

I know Cheltenham quite well. It’s an expensive area but very attractive and has good state schools and lots of nice facilities.

CarrieBibby Fri 19-Oct-18 09:04:29

Thanks I will keep that in mind. It will obviously depend where I get a job in the UK.

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CarrieBibby Sat 20-Oct-18 11:46:25

Any other tips for a single mom immigrating to the UK?

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missyB1 Sat 20-Oct-18 19:05:20

Choose a school with breakfast and after school club.
Think about how you will make friends and meet people, choose an area with lots going on.

Hersetta427 Thu 25-Oct-18 11:16:14

Bishops Stortford is a very expensive area to live (its easily commutable to london, its near stansted and it has some of the best state schools in the country) so property prices are very high. You might want to decide on a budget as your budget for bishops stortford will need be many times higher than warrington for example plus they are 200 miles apart !

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