Mum-of-22 Sue Radford marks Phoebe’s first day at school with emotional post

Scores of British kids are going back to school this week.

Parents have been celebrating having quiet houses for the first time in months – but for Sue Radford, it’s been an emotional day.

The mum of Britain’s biggest family sent her four-year-old daughter Phoebe in for her first day this morning.

She took to Twitter to share a picture of the milestone moment, writing: “Oh my goodness. And just like that, Phoebe’s off to school.

“#ImNotCryingYou’reCrying #FirstDayofSchool #Emotional.”

The post has racked up 4,000 likes in just 15 minutes – and many wished Phoebe good luck on her first day.

One commenter remarked: “That has flown by so quickly!

“Have a lovely first day Phoebe. She looks so grown up.”

Another said: “Awww bless her! She looks so excited and grown up.”

A third wrote: “Have an amazing day sweetie!”

And a fourth added: “Aww so sweet. I hope she has the best first day at school today.”

Inside Britain's biggest family's 10-bedroom home where Radford parents and 19 kids live

Sue and Noel Radford live in Morecambe, Lancashire.

The couple have 22 children – so it’s not the first time they’ve reached this emotional milestone.

They are parents to Chris, 30, Sophie, 26, Chloe, 24, Jack, 22, Daniel, 20, Luke, 19, Millie, 18, Katie, 17, James, 16, Ellie, 14, Aimee, 13, Josh, 12, Max, 11, Tillie, nine, Oscar, eight, Casper, seven, Hallie, four, Phoebe, four, Archie, two, Bonnie, one and Heidie, four months.

The mum and dad, who shot to fame on Channel 4 show 15 Kids and Counting, have also watched their grandchildren go to school.

They are also grandparents to Sophie’s children – Daisy, eight, Ayprill, five, and Leo, four.

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