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MrsJones2012 · 11/07/2018 09:45

Hi everyone. I could really use some advice please. My husband and I and our 5 year old little girl live in a town in a very nice house. We have a large mortgage and there are aspects of the house that we don't particularly like (being over looked at the back, traffic etc).

We have found our 'dream house' which is in a village. This house is still a 30 minute commute to work for my husband and I the same as now BUT would be too far to keep our little girl in the same primary school.

Our daughter has just turned 5, is about to finish her reception year and loves her school. She is a very sociable and care free little girl but do you think that it would be selfish/harmful in any way to change schools for her at this time?

Currently, we have to drive to her school from this house and all of her friends live at least 2-3 miles away. if we move the school is actually next door to the house and all of her friends would live in that village (pretty much).

My husband and I are in a real quandary as we would be financially so much better off for moving and feel that this village would be a safer and happier environment for her growing up. We also worry that once she reaches secondary school age that she will hate village life and wish we had stayed in the town.

Any thoughts much appreciated as we are really struggling to make a decision and don't want to have any regrets.

Thanks in advance :-)

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Icklepup · 11/07/2018 11:05

Why is this in AMA?

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