by awitherick on 10 January, 2012
People often forget that starting school isn’t just stressful for the Children, but for the parents as well!
The application process is due to close soon for parents to select their preferences for children starting school, or moving on to junior or middle school, in September 2012.
You can get information at http://www.hertsdirect.org/admissions for applying online, or by asking for a copy of the “Applying for a School Place” bycalling 0300 123 4043 but you might be better off trying to do it online, for example by using the free access at local libraries.
Don’t forget though that schools rely on the support of the community to be successful, from having parent governors to help steer the direction of the school through to those who help out with walking buses and after school clubs.
In the same way that your children will hopefully find new experiences and make friends for life, it’s a real opportunity for you to do the same. So if you can, don’t let your child start a new school alone.