Bringing Up Brits

School uniform – a life saver or a no no?

School uniform – a life saver or a no no?

Here in England, most State schools require pupils to where a uniform or at least a ‘jumper’ (sweater) with the school’s logo or emblem. The standard school uniform for first and middle schools normally consists of black or grey trousers (I usually forget and call them pants) or skirts, a white polo style shirt, black […]

Daughter swap

Daughter swap

I had a great conversation a few days ago with Jenny Rutterford a British mum who spent several years in Miami, Florida. We were talking about our daughters who are of a similar age; however, her daughter’s first school experience was in the US and my daughter’s of course was here in the UK. Since […]

School’s out, has summer in Britain finally begun?

School’s out, has summer in Britain finally begun?

This past week has been so busy I got totally confused and thought my 3 year old’s pre-school’s last day of term was on Friday, along with the middle school my older children attend. He made a really lovely ‘Thank you’ card for his teachers (with the help and guidance of Miss Anna Grace, his […]