he has gone from a little boy that was desperate to go to ke to a little boy panicking about leaving his friends, not coping with bus journey, hours and hours of homework and having no free time for a social life. To be honest a lot of these are also my worries
Snap!! They were mine and my DS worries too 2 years ago. I think it is perfectly natural. Moving to secondary school is scary enough without the thought of doing it on your own and travelling a distance to get there.
My DS is coming to the end of his first year and I have to say that our worries were completely unfounded. He has made loads of friends (Most of the boys were on their own so all equally keen to make friends). The experience of DC of friends of mine who have gone to the local comp seems to be that they make new friends anyway. The bus journey is the highlight of the day. (Green Bus) It is a time to socialise, make plans to meet up at weekends, try to talk to the girls
and do the odd last minute revision of French vocab. (or that's what he tells me
Homework has been daunting and he has found it difficult to get organised, but that's just him, I'm sure others take it in their stride.
He also still has plenty of time for a social life!!
In my opinion (and his, he's told me) is that any sacrifice is worth it to be at such a great school. (KECHB)
Go for it