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Shrh4veus1 · 24/09/2018 14:39

Hi Everyone,

I've been given an option for a company transfer without all of the perks that most transfers offer. I get plane tickets, relocation costs, and a hotel for 30 days while we figure out where to live. I do not get paid housing or education. It's myself and my 11 year old daughter. She's in 6th grade in the US so she's be in secondary in the UK. She's very big into football/soccer and was just accepted into the Olympic Development Program so finding a SOLID football program will be crucial as well great schools and a lively but safe area. Also, we have two small dogs. Ideally, I'd like a house with a yard as close to city center as possible :D I really love city life and definitely don't want to be too far out. School, football, convenience, and public transportation will definitely take priority over house and yard. My office will be near the Liverpool Street Station. I'd like a commute less than 30 minutes. My base salary will be about 85000 pounds with commission for additional income. Any recommendations on areas we should consider?

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SofiaAmes · 24/09/2018 14:59

Where are you coming from. Be prepared for a significant drop in quality of life. Your dd will not automatically be entitled to a place at her local state school and may not be able to get into a decent school. Girls don't play soccer in the UK in the same way as in the USA. It's unlikely she will be able to keep up her training. I know it sounds like a great adventure, but I would get solid, precise answers to all your questions before considering it.

Shrh4veus1 · 24/09/2018 15:15

We're just outside of Chicago.

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LIZS · 24/09/2018 15:15

Girls football is on the rise, have a look at although the program will differ. Agree you may not get your dd into a local school or even one of your choice as year 7 has just started, and you cannot apply for a place until you have a residential address. 30 mins to Liverpool Street can take you out into Essex, E, N or SE London but is doable on 85k.

SofiaAmes · 24/09/2018 15:23

You will also be paying much higher taxes on the 85k than in the USA.

Musseswoofles · 26/09/2018 09:53

Use the website to work out your monthly income, you'll have a basic income of around £4750.
Look into places in Essex that go into Liverpool St. If you want close to city then the overground out of the station goes as far as Chingford which is nice, as well as Highams Park. Chingford has access to Epping Forest so perfect for dogs.

Can't advise on the football aspect. It's unlikely you'd be able to cover private schooling fees on that salary. Use to look for housing and it will also advise on schools in the area.

Musseswoofles · 26/09/2018 09:55

Rightmove tip, search with station names rather than area names and add a half mile or similar radius.

GlacindaTheTroll · 26/09/2018 10:05

Elite soccer in UK is done via the club system, and there are a number of premier league clubs with girls' programmes (and young footballers travel across London to attend). Children are usually selected by scouts who attend all sorts of tournaments and junior league fixtures.

As you say she is in the Olympic programme, what is likely to be the best way to arrange as seamless a transfer as possible would be to have her current senior coach contact a number of London clubs on her behalf, and see if trials can be arranged for her on arrival.

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