Moving home with your family is a momentous time, especially when it involves changing schools. And although it can be challenging for everyone, it can also be an exciting new chapter.
Nonetheless, whether it’s switching from primary to secondary, not liking a current school, or changing location for work or more space, there’s plenty to think about, including:
Managing all of that is no mean feat!
Selling and buying a property usually takes between 4 and 6 months, which makes spring the time to get your home on the market for a move in the summer holidays before the new school year.
So let’s explore how you can coordinate selling your home, finding a new one, and changing schools to make the whole process a smooth and swift success.
You’ve probably already got your child a place if they’re starting a new school this September, but if they’re going to a new school next year, it’s time to start planning to meet the application deadlines.
Finally, don’t forget how your children will get to school. Whether you’re driving them or they’re making their own way, research routes and probable journey times by car, cycle, public transport and walking to make sure it’s a practical choice.
Moving to a new home and changing schools can challenge even the most resilient children, and worrying about how they’ll cope and settle into their new environment is natural. Fortunately, there are plenty of options to help them feel more comfortable and confident.
With the right support and preparation, you’ll find that children can quickly thrive in their new school and neighbourhood, making new friends and discovering new interests.
Obviously, the least disruptive time to move your children from one school to another is during the summer holiday, but when should you get started? Well…
By following these steps and allowing enough time for the selling and buying process, you can confidently navigate your family’s move without interrupting school.
Moving house can test your logistical skills in more ways than one, even more so with children and a change of school involved. How you pack and unpack can make all the difference, and we recommend the mantra of ‘start early and start small’. So try these handy tips while enjoying an uplifting playlist.
Finally, and because it’s the most popular time of year for families to move home, contact a few removal companies now to see how much notice they generally need for bookings in the summer holidays.
One of the most exciting things about moving home is exploring your new neighbourhood and finding all the best places to go. We all love adventures, so why not treat your move as an exciting opportunity for your family to discover what’s on your new doorstep?
By exploring your surroundings, meeting new people and immersing yourself in your new community, you’ll soon become part of your new neighbourhood and feel right at home.
Are you looking to move before the new school year starts?
Then we need to talk! If you own a property in the Wilton & Salisbury area, we’d love to show you how we can sell your home and help you make your family move a smooth and pleasant experience.
Call us on 01722 580059 or drop us a line at email@example.com to arrange a time to meet and get your plans underway.
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