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For anyone who went back with teenagers - how did they get on school wise with especially exam years -  getting entry to uni



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I've split this out of the thread you had posted it in and given it its own thread in our UK Education section of the forum. 

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Last year we took our eldest back to start high school with the rest of the kids in the new term. This was in the hope that he would better fit in and to make the move back a bit smoother for us all. Looking back on it now it was the right decision and he has made great progress. He has made friends is doing really well in all of his classes. He has already moved up a set in English and moved up to top set in Maths. We were wondering if he would need to go back a year, but from what we have seen, he has been fine. From your description, your kids seem a little older than our son, but hopefully the move will go as smooth for them, as it did for our son. We know the area that we wanted to move back to and our son ended up going to our old school. We secured him a place via communication with the local council and the school directly. We told them our position (his parents still in Australia) and they were all OK. His form tutor lets know if there is anything that we should hear and we also get his reports via email too. On the whole it is a good arrangement until we get back. From what we have heard kids need to be in the UK for 4 years to get free fees, if not they are classed as foreign students and will have to pay the fees as such. One thing that we have sound fantastic is to get our son into scouts. This gives him something that not only does he enjoy doing, but he gets to meet people with the same interests. He goes away camping and hiking, helping to fill his time and get out and about. He is doing far more in the UK, so much more than he could of hoped to here, simply due to our own position.

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Family of five now with our one son living in the UK

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