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Our child is unhappy with the secondary school we chose for her - are we doing the right thing?

Colman Noctor advises a couple whose daughter is angry that they are sending her to a fee-paying school instead of the school most of her friends are going to

Having ‘buy-in’ from your child is an important variable in their academic success

Dear Expert,

Our child has just finished primary school and is due to start secondary in the autumn. She is extremely unhappy with us because we are putting her into a fee-paying school, where she won’t have the friends that she had in primary as they are going to different places. We feel this is the best choice for her education, but she has been continually angry with us lately with behaviour that’s not at ...