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    Hey guys! I’m new but not so new to living away from home! I moved to Australia 15 years ago for “a better lifestyle”! This I feel I have achieved, however, the homeland is calling! One main reason I moved was to have children in a different lifestyle to what I did. I grew up in a rough area & it is amazing that myself & some of my friends turned out the way we did. The area hasn’t changed in that time, in fact, it’s got worse. My children are very happy here, they live a phenomenal life in comparison to my childhood yet I feel that they are missing out on the heritage & family aspect of living in the Uk. I must admit, I feel the push to move back with our ageing parents. & far too many hours wasted watching ‘escape to the country’! We’ve been back to uk on visits quite a few times & although I loved it I couldn’t wait to leave! Why would I then want to move back? Not only do I ask myself this question but the biggest question I ask is where will my children attend school? Right now I don’t know that we can afford to live anywhere better than where we grew up - which rules out Eton I dread the thought of my very naive pre teens to be exposed to half of what I was at their age! I don’t wish to shelter them but rather protect them & ease them in more gently to the harsh reality that society can be as well as give them greater opportunities than I had. So tell me, does anyone have experiences like this? How do you find schooling after moving back with your children? I can imagine there are amazing schools and teachers but I guess it’s finding them! Pls, any pearls of wisdom for this caught in between 2 worlds lass would do