Our expert says:
ideally this would be a joint decision. There are often a number of factors affecting this, such as where friends are going, single sex vs co-ed etc. Overall, at this age you are legally responsible for choices, and parents usually have a longer term perspective on the benefits of particular schools.
If there is a major disagreement perhaps the compromise may be to try it for a year and then change schools if he is unhappy.
Having said this, it is important to hear him out and why he has made a particular choice - adults can learn a lot from young people if they set aside their views for a moment and just listen.
Hope this helps and doesnt make it even more compplicated!!
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