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Next school for my son

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22 Mar 12 #319470 by Mark100
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Hi All

My ex has started telling my son what school he will be going to for Middle and High schools and it''s a slightly odd choice as in none of the other children are going down this route. It''s also a faith school and although they were chrstened are not religious.

He can''t go to his first choice now as I lost my Shared Residency application. There is another school in between mine and his mums that is ok and some of his friends are going.

I am worried she will just press ahead and not consider what he wants at all. His teacher has told us both that letting him have a say and keeping him with his friends is the most important thing for him, so I want to ensure that happens.

What can I do to make sure she doesn''t just do what she wants?

Thank you, Mark

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22 Mar 12 #319503 by MissTish1
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Mark, as you have Parental responsibility, you have a right to be consulted over this. There are some things that parents can act unilateraly about with children, but schools isn''t one of them. Where your child attends school is a decision that should be made by both of you, and his input is important too.

I think that if you fear your ex will just plough ahead and enrol him at a school of HER choice (without consideration of your ideas and his), then perhaps a letter from your solicitor informing her she must involve you in this decision would be a good idea.

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