Should Twins Be Separated At School?

As a twin mum myself, this seems to be a hot topic on twin Facebook groups. Should you separate twins into different classes once they start school?

My twins are only just two and don’t attend nursery yet so I haven’t even given this a second thought. Apparently some schools have strict rules about this and always spilt twins up, whereas other schools leave the decision up to the parents.

A recent study has apparently found that there is no strong evidence that splitting twins up is actually beneficial academically for them.

The study, which you can read more about here, suggests that deciding to split twins up or not should be left to the parents, the children themselves and their teachers. And I agree. There shouldn’t be a set rule for every set of twins. Everyone is different and what works for one won’t work for other people!

What do you think? Do your twins already go to school? Are they starting this September? Let us know what you think!

2 thoughts on “Should Twins Be Separated At School?

  1. My best friend has twins and she kept them in the same class, however, my other good friend separated them. I think there are pros and cons to both!

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  2. When I was growing up back in the dark ages 😆 twins were always split. When my son went to kindergarten there were two sets of twins in his age group, one set they split because one of the two was super dependent on her sister, but the other set they left together. I think it depends on the kids and the family.

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