Thursday, 24 March 2016

Starting School

Both Paige and Parker are getting so big now. In a matter of weeks Paige will be 4 and Parker 2. In September Paige will be starting reception year at school.

I must admit I'm pretty nervous. My first little baby going off to school. She is growing up far too quickly. Where we live April is a big month. That's the month we find out if Paige has got into her first choice school or not.

There is so much you have to think about when choosing a school for your child. They will spend a lot of time there and it will shape them, teach them and develop them. The one we picked for Paige is such a lovely school, pretty close to where we live. It isn't a huge school but is one of the best if not the best in our area. It's also where she is currently at pre school but they don't take that into consideration when choosing reception places. Instead they focus on if your child has siblings at the school, children in care and then the school catchment area which we are in.

I really hope she has got in. When we looked around the school we loved it. If she hasn't then I will be appealing. I'm not one to stand up for myself but I will do anything for my children. I think she will be very happy at this school and we do live pretty close so I will be surprised if she doesn't get in and I want to know why if she doesn't.

If you decide to appeal then you may want to talk with a solicitor. There are certain procedures and rules you have to follow if you do wish to appeal. It can be so hard to know exactly what to do if your child doesn't get into their first choice school. You can feel a bit deflated, upset and angry. Emotions can get on top of you which is totally understandable so you may need to have some guidance.

Ultimately we all want what's best for our children and will do anything for them. I am excited and nervous for Paige but I know she will love it.

Nicola Xx

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1 comment:

  1. It's such a bit time in their lives I really hope she gets into the school you want her to go to. I'll be applying for Ben's school in September, it's really scary! They grow up so fast. September is also when he will get 15 hours free childcare as well, so will be attending Nursery for longer.

    Anna xx


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