It's been in the back of my mind and thought I'd share my concerns with you all and get your opinions.
My daughter starts at a fab independent school end of August. There were 9 places for year 7 up for grabs and she was lucky enough to achieve a place. I am presuming that the rest of the new year 7 will be those that have come up from year 6.
My slight worry is that my daughter has come from a state primary school and will she feel behind with the academic work? For instance she has done very basic french partly as an after school club whilst I know the independent school teaches this in the junior school, will the year 6 curiculum be the same as state school so that she will understand the work in year 7.
I'm not too worried about her fitting in socially with most of the children obviously knowing eachother from previous school year, she is a really likeable happy girl able to make friends easily and she is not at all worried that she is going into this new enviourment without any of her old friends and she's so looking forward to starting. What I don't want is for her to stand out as not being capable amongst her peers which would dent her confidence.
I have not had opportunity to speak to the school about this yet as the "open day" to meet teachers etc is not until June.
Maybe I am worrying unnecessarily, my daughter has not expressed any concerns, good for her, but fellow forum members comments would be gratefully received by this immensly proud but slightly worried mum