Since, financially, we are merely 'comfortable', going private was supposed to be Plan B, just in case we didn't get our preferred state school. But when the twins got scholarship offers we couldn't say no.
They start Year 7 this September and, even with scholarships, it is going to cost us £20k for the next five years. And then there is Sixth Form and then University. All in all, their education is going to cost us £100k, each child, over the next 10 years. Are we 'anxious'? Yes, with a great big capital 'Y'
We have the first years fees put to one side so we are reasonably calm about it at the mo but all it takes is an unforseen large personal tax bill to land on the doormat, a greater than expected mortgage rate hike or job problems, to upset the delicate state of affairs.
Mrs Pushy Dad says that when the kids start and I see how much they are enjoying it then the cost and the sacrifices won't seem important anymore. It is going to be this time next year before I can believe that