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My family is moving (for one semester only) to Cambridge. My dad went over this week to look into schools and housing. He's having some problems finding schools for my sister and I. I'm 17 (and therefore, not technically required to go to school), and my sister will be 15. A lot of schools just flat out refused to even speak with him. Do any of you have any ideas as to what we should do, or what schools we should look into? Any help would be greatly appriciated. ^_^
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What country are you coming from?
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What country are you coming from?
I would venture a guess as to american. she said she was going to highschool in her profile. perhaps you sohuld just stay in the united states and have your dad work in england.....

my dad has had to do that between texas and california
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My family is moving (for one semester only) to Cambridge. My dad went over this week to look into schools and housing. He's having some problems finding schools for my sister and I. I'm 17 (and therefore, not technically required to go to school), and my sister will be 15. A lot of schools just flat out refused to even speak with him. Do any of you have any ideas as to what we should do, or what schools we should look into? Any help would be greatly appriciated. ^_^
if you can go private i think you might have more luck? there's lots of private schools in cambridge.
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You could try contacting the schools by e-mail or by phone instead.
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if you can go private i think you might have more luck? there's lots of private schools in cambridge.
Not everyone's loaded though lol :aetsch:
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Not everyone's loaded though lol :aetsch:
but not everyone & their dog has the right to come over to England, for 1 term only & have free schooling, especially if they're over 16.. :p:

tarona, i agree with some others..private schools are your best bet i think. unless you've already bene looking at those?
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Free schooling??? Foreigners are required to pay taxes as well
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Free schooling??? Foreigners are required to pay taxes as well
yes..long term immigrants do, i know. :rolleyes:

but in this specific case of someone whose family is only going to be here for 2/3 months (semester length?) i can't imagine you'd be paying many taxes (especially if you're posted here, so being paid in a bank account elsewhere?) & even if you're EU (not sure where OP is from? ), i can't imagine many local LEA's would be able to provide a short term space. & if you're only on a temporary visa rather than being a resident- do they even have to?

pff, i don't know the legalities, just seems common sense to me. :p: & my (independent) school had quite a few people come for short periods while they were in this country due to parents occupation - though i think the firms usually paid.
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Not everyone's loaded though lol :aetsch:
hence "if you can ".

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yes..long term immigrants do, i know. :rolleyes:

but in this specific case of someone whose family is only going to be here for 2/3 months (semester length?) i can't imagine you'd be paying many taxes (especially if you're posted here, so being paid in a bank account elsewhere?) & even if you're EU (not sure where OP is from? ), i can't imagine many local LEA's would be able to provide a short term space. & if you're only on a temporary visa rather than being a resident- do they even have to?

pff, i don't know the legalities, just seems common sense to me. :p: & my (independent) school had quite a few people come for short periods while they were in this country due to parents occupation - though i think the firms usually paid.
exactly.
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yes..long term immigrants do, i know. :rolleyes:

but in this specific case of someone whose family is only going to be here for 2/3 months (semester length?) i can't imagine you'd be paying many taxes (especially if you're posted here, so being paid in a bank account elsewhere?) & even if you're EU (not sure where OP is from? ), i can't imagine many local LEA's would be able to provide a short term space. & if you're only on a temporary visa rather than being a resident- do they even have to?

pff, i don't know the legalities, just seems common sense to me. :p: & my (independent) school had quite a few people come for short periods while they were in this country due to parents occupation - though i think the firms usually paid.
most kids generally go to an american school overseas if they have one. (at least children for the oil companies) ex. American School in Kuwait, Paris, London, Scotland..ect.
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stay in america tbh..it rocks
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stay in america tbh..it rocks
pfft.
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pfft.
was that a sign of sarcasm..lol
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