No First Day at School for My 4 Year Old This Year

No School for Me Just Yet!
No School for Me Just Yet!

In the past as soon as my eldest 3 girls reached 4 it was always the countdown to their first day at school the following September. With Faryl turning 4 in March there should have been no reason why it would have been any different. But after having many issues with my middle girls school, I made the decision to move the children as their school was no longer working with our family. As this decision was made after Faryl’s application for reception was submitted, this meant his new application was classed as a late application.
He therefore didn’t get a place at the girls new school of choice. I very quickly came to the decision that he would not go to a different school to his siblings.
Reading in the past I knew your child doesn’t have to legally go to school until the term after their 5th birthday (something I had never considered before), so I realised that this would be our plan.
So with Faryl’s name still on the waiting list he will remain at home and attending his current pre-school until Easter when he will be 5.
Hopefully he will get a place in the next 6 months, if not I be laying the foundations of his education, starting plenty of home education activities from September.
If a place doesn’t come available in the next year I will make the decision whether he will carry on being home educated.
So no shopping for first school shoes and oversized uniform and spamming facebook with first day at school pictures, just yet! But instead we will be adding to our ever increasing book collection and res