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moving in 3.5 weeks - sudden decision and was panicking about getting DS1 into a good school!

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schneebly · 12/06/2007 14:09

I have just had confirmation that he has got a place at our first choice which was supposed to be full! I guess someone else must be moving!

I am delighted as it is really close to where we are staying and looks like a great school.

Still weird that he is going to school in September though! He isn't even 4 yet and wouldn't go to school here (Scotland) until next August.

I am going to cryyyyyyy

He is ecstatic.

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MamaG · 12/06/2007 23:29


is it lulumama's school?

Blu · 12/06/2007 23:32


schneebly · 12/06/2007 23:49

yes woohoo >

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MamaG · 13/06/2007 12:12

ooooh schneebs & lulumama gossiping at the school gate (don't talk about me!)

schneebly · 13/06/2007 12:39

we can compare crocs and wonder what you would say about them!

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MamaG · 14/06/2007 12:58

oh, I think you know what I'd say

lulumama · 14/06/2007 13:00

it is such a great school, do you know which teacher he is having??

they are so wonderful at settling the littlies into school, the reception is seperate to the rest of the school, and there is a seperate playground, so should not be too overwhelming
lulumama · 14/06/2007 13:01

DH thinks i am bonkers!!! have been dancing around saying 'there's a mumsnetter moving near us and her DCs will be at school with ours !!!'

what year is DS2 starting, 2009 ?

schneebly · 14/06/2007 14:51

MamaG! I know just fine!

lulumama - I don't know who his teacher will be yet - waiting on stuff from the school. It sounds like a good setup I managed to find the prospectus online so that was useful!

DS2 would go in 2009 I think DOB 04/01/2005

My DH thinks I am bonkers too! He gave me a face when I said I was going to meet you. I think he thought you might be a hairy-handed trucker! I have set him straight.

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expatinscotland · 14/06/2007 14:53

schneebly, did your DH get the big St. A's job then???

schneebly · 14/06/2007 15:00

Expat - He was shortlisted but went for the one in Southport. More money, 4 bed house, utilities paid and more of a challenge for him!

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lulumama · 14/06/2007 15:04

what that i am a trucker, but not hairy handed

DS2 and my DD will be in the same school year then !! oh how fabby ! although, she isn; allowed to talk to boys

she is going to go to the preschool there too i hope

schneebly · 14/06/2007 15:04

I know - we are delighted! I am quite excited about it all.

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schneebly · 14/06/2007 15:06

lulumama - I was going to ask about that. I am going to have to get DS2 registered for that too aren't I!?

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lulumama · 14/06/2007 15:10

yes, as long as he is two, can put his name DS1 will already be at the school, he will take priority...children with siblings in school always do...

schneebly · 14/06/2007 15:11

Do I go through admissions again or direct to the school?

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lulumama · 14/06/2007 15:12

not sure... i went to the school direct to apply for DS, but if you have been in contact with admissions already, you can always ask them..not applied for DD yet as not 2 !

schneebly · 14/06/2007 15:15

I think I will phone the lovely Mr Pedie in admissions again! He was helpful the last time!

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lulumama · 14/06/2007 15:16

have you finished packing yet?

expatinscotland · 14/06/2007 15:17

It'll be warmer there, at least .

schneebly · 14/06/2007 15:39

lulumama - I haven't finished dumping yet! SIL wanted to look after the boys tonight so we are going out to a pub quiz so not very productive!

expat - it does seem to consistently be a few degrees warmer! The house seems to be a good size but I wont see the inside until we get there!

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MamaG · 14/06/2007 18:49

its very exciting Schneebs, a real adventure

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