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Old 13th February 2020, 07:23 AM
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Hello All,
I'm planning to move to London on Tier2 General Visa in the month of July 2020 from Bangalore, India. My office is near to Hyde Park.
My elder one's birth date is 26-Sep-2012 and she is studying in 2nd standard now.
My younger ones birth date is 29-Dec-2018.


I have a few queries. Please help me to answer them.

Which will be the best area to stay near to Hyde Park? I'm ready to pay close to 1500 GBP for rent.

How to search for public schools?

My elder daughter will go to 3rd standard if she stays in India, but if it is London, she has to sit in 2nd standard again. Is it true?

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walking distance (20min max walking by radius) area to Hyde Park perhaps it's hard to get anywhere enough for a family of 4 under 1500, you probably want to consider to commute a bit from zone 2 or 3

for your elder daugther yes she would be in Yr 2, she will be applying as transfer student, you will need to contact the school(s) directly to confirm the vacancies remain. I would suggest that you also try private schools, as they have more experience dealing with international students and they also deal with applying from overseas.
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Search zoopla and rightmove, it will give you idea about rent.
Central London is VERY expensive to rent.
Underground links are good, but overcrouded durring rush hours, but that is price of
living in London.

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You can’t get a room in a flat share near Hyde Park for 1500/month. With your budget you’ll need to look at things in Zone 3 and beyond.

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walking distance (20min max walking by radius) area to Hyde Park perhaps it's hard to get anywhere enough for a family of 4 under 1500, you probably want to consider to commute a bit from zone 2 or 3

for your elder daugther yes she would be in Yr 2, she will be applying as transfer student, you will need to contact the school(s) directly to confirm the vacancies remain. I would suggest that you also try private schools, as they have more experience dealing with international students and they also deal with applying from overseas.
Thanks for the info. I am planning to come to London in first week of July. Do you think I will be able to get public schools for my elder daughter? I'm not looking for private schools as they are very costly.

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Search zoopla and rightmove, it will give you idea about rent.
Central London is VERY expensive to rent.
Underground links are good, but overcrouded durring rush hours, but that is price of
living in London.
Do you think Ilford area would be good? Google map shows just 30-40 minutes train commute.

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Thanks for the info. I am planning to come to London in first week of July. Do you think I will be able to get public schools for my elder daughter? I'm not looking for private schools as they are very costly.
You'll be able to apply to schools depending on where you end up living.

You will definitely be able to get your children into a public school, you might not get them into the one you want if your school of choice is full.

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Consider essex / kent for a better standard of living for 1500 pcm.

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For public school you'd got to settle with your accomodation then approach the schools in the neighbourhood to go thru the application process, you may get a place straight away or be on a waiting list.

The summer holiday starting 19th July, not sure about the school's administration hours during summer holiday, may varies.

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