I have been looking at Indie schools for my son as he is very unhappy at his current school and one option that has been suggested is to move him up a year and put him into year 2 (so missing out the rest of year 1). I have major reservations about this although I know he is very able - having looked at year 1 and year 2 I can see why he dislikes year 1 but year 2 seems to be a big leap. So I wondered if anyone has experience of this - good or bad??
BTW he has an October birthday but to be honest I have always liked the fact that currently this seems to really advantage him at school. (My DD is August so I have had years of seeing how hard it is to be the youngest.)
Also they seem very flexible and say there will be no problem in repeating a year later on??
Any wise words appreciated,
Hi - is this to move him up at the current school or the indie? If it is his current school then it is perhaps trying to solve a problem, howevr it is a strange thing for an indie to suggest if the child has not already been there. Why don't they put him in their year 1?
I woudl be concerned that they haven't got any places in year 1 at the indie but want you to send a child there anyway and then will move him to the right year group when they have a place. Have seen this done before - but usually they put them in the year below.
It is very disheartening for a child to repeat a year - they tend to make lots of friends and then suddenley the freinds are in the year above doing nice interesting things - or going off to new schools.
I suppose ultimatelty it depends on the problems at the current school, whether you like the indie and whether there any other options.??