I’m new here and would just like a little bit of advice please.
Current situation is DS 7 is in a prep school in year 2, thriving and very happy. Hopefully DS will enter the race for the 11+, so technically have 4 more yrs of fees to pay. We also have a DD who is due to start school in Sep 2012 (when we applied for DS, I didn’t know I was expecting, a lovely surprise). The issue is now we can’t afford to send DD to the same school as her brother, have tried number crunching and there is no way we can stretch to both sets of fees.
So my dilemma is what to do now, I was always of the mindset what I do for one I have to do for the other but it just is not financially practical.
My options are:
1) put DD in to a local state school however where I am at moment the two local schools are rated as poor by ofsted . I often take DD to the park near the primary school and the language (swearing) from these young children 6-7 years olds after school makes me so sad. I would keep her at state school and move her in year 3 once DS leaves Prep and fingers crossed moves on to grammar school.
2) Look in to Prep schools that offer bursaries at 4+ level, although I am bursaries at this level are few and far between. I should qualify as I am a single parent and divorced from my ex Husband, he is the one the pays for our sons fees but it’s not possible for him to stretch to our DD’s too, he has a large mortgage. Both the children live with me in rented accommodation. Does anyone know of any schools that do offer bursaries at 4, I am on the Herts boarder but would be willing to travel to Essex schools
Just wondered if anyone else had been in this situation and what you choose to do. I feel so bad at the moment about this.