Is your daughter out of catchment like mine? My daughter is also the only one from her school who is off to Westcliff, so we too are a little worried about her making friends, though I'm more concerned about the travelling, bus or train???
may i ask what area you are from, we are Canvey island, which isn't too far from Westcliff but still quite a journey for an 11 year old, though i have heard from others on here that it becomes part of their socialising, and they really enjoy the journey!!
I would love to be able to take her myself every day but its impossible with 2 other children and work to contend with, I'm sure i am worrying over nothing, but it feels really odd knowing she will have to get on public transport
keep in touch, maybe our girls will become friends!
Hi there, thanks for letting us know about the 'Sister' thing, its put my mind at rest a little, its such a great idea too.
How is your daughter getting on at Westcliff? I bet she has settled in really well, and she probably doesn't even think about not being at school with her old friends from junior school eh!
did you say you were from Stanford le hope?? I grew up there and my older sister and brother still live there. Though like i said I'm in Canvey now.
Anyhow i'm going on a bit
Thanks for your information, anymore will be much appreciated.