Tuesday, 8 February 2011
My boys started at a new school this term. We spent ages finding a new school for them, even moving house to a bigger town where there is more choice of primary schools. While no school can ever be perfect, this one ticked most of the boxes. The principal really impressed us, and the whole vibe of the school is so positive and inspiring. Although it is in the country is has the feel of a city school, with a big mix of families and nationalities, beautiful old buildings and a lot of participation in the local community. It was important to us to find a school that takes bullying seriously, even when it is 'mild' bullying, as this is where it all starts. We also liked the emphasis on the arts, the wide range of subjects including languages, and the fact that the school discourages parental cliques. Here's hoping for a good year, so far the boys are certainly enjoying it. School is such an important part of family life with young kids, and it can be so fraught with issues and disappointments - may it all go well for you this year, especially if you have prepsters!
Posted by Lark at 4:39 pm