School preparations

There’s only a couple of weeks to go before James starts in his new school so we’re running around getting the last few things gathered together.

As he’s left the primary school behind, it means a whole new set of things for the uniform for a start. We bought most of that back in June but thought that it would be prudent to leave things like the trousers and shoes until closer to the start of the new school year. We met one of the parents last week who’d not done that and who is now running around exchanging everything for larger sizes.

Whilst we’ve the uniform pretty much sorted out now, there are some awkward things still to get. He’s very skinny so it’s quite difficult to get trousers that are long enough (he’s quite tall) but narrow enough at the waist at the same time. For the first time, he’ll be wearing a shirt and tie so we need to find out his neck size and also to teach him how to tie the tie.

In terms of stationery, it seems that we don’t need to get anything at this point as they’re provided with a stationery pack on the first day that provides everything that they need.

Also to be read over are the booklets that the school provided on the welcome night back in June. Well, we’ve read them, but that was a couple of months ago so I think it’s best that we read over them again in case we’ve missed anything vital.

What we’ve not worked out yet is how we’ll get the two little guys to their schools once the both of them start. It should be fine for the first week, but we’ve not sorted out a long term means of getting them in two different directions at much the same time.

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