Independent school system explained
Is the difference between public school, private school and independent school giving you a sore head? Our at-a-glance guide explains some of the more confusing aspects of private education.
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The Summer Fair takes place at The Hurlingham Club in London on 10th May 2022. The complete guide to 11+ and 13+ independent school options for London parents preparing for entry to senior schools.
Meet the leading London independent day schools; Consider education outside the capital, meeting independent schools in commuter belts plus the most prestigious UK boarding schools; Decide whether to introduce your child to boarding at a prep school, or wait until 13+ senior school entry. Book your Summer Fair tickets now.
This guide is invaluable to parents navigating the fiercely competitive and stretched London education system. Compact enough to read in bed or tuck into a large pocket, yet still packed with maps, reviews and articles.
We have plundered the knowledge and experience of our London based writers and advisers to provide not just the opinionated and unbiased school reviews for which The Good Schools Guide is renowned, but also fascinating pen portraits of the capital’s diverse areas.
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All the latest details and trademark candid reviews of the UK’s top boarding schools. Now available.
☑ More than 360 schools for children aged between 7-18
☑ Preps, independent secondaries and state boarding schools
☑ Academic and money matters
☑ Head teacher profiles
☑ Pastoral care, well-being and atmosphere
☑ Extra-curricular activities, games, the arts
☑ Entrance and exit information
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Over 1,200 in-depth reviews of leading private and state schools, for children aged 3-18, in the UK. These cover everything you want, and need, to know about a school and you won't find this level of independent, honest detail anywhere else. Reviews are written by parents, for parents, to help you find the best school for your child. Need exam performance data? Hey that's what the subscription is for, find data for every school in the UK online.
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A must-read for anyone thinking about studying in the United States. Written by funny, sharp-eyed British students who have been through the US system, this guide contains detailed reviews and information on 70 selected universities. It takes readers through the application process, step by step, with insider info on getting in, scholarships, essays, exams; but also the best dormitories and campus bars, life on campus and off – in short, what it’s really like to be there. Then it tells you what to do – and fast - from the moment you’re accepted ‘til you arrive on campus, from visas to housing to money!
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