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CHOOSING A SCHOOL
Make the most of school open days 
An open day is your chance to get a feel for the school, inspect the facilities and chat with pupils and staff. Check out our list of questions to ask and essentials to look out for.
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CHOOSING A SCHOOL
Thoughts for parents when choosing a school
State school or fee-paying? Single sex or co-ed? Convenient location? Very academic? What you need to think about first when choosing a school.
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CHOOSING A SCHOOL
Changing school for sixth form
Whether you want to change from a single sex school to co-ed or from day to boarding, private to state, A levels to IB – or vice versa – there are plenty of reasons to move schools post-GCSEs. 
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INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS
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 GOOD SCHOOLS GUIDE BLOG
What to ask at a school open day in 2021
Covid has had a huge impact on children's education and with no guarantee the disruption won't continue for years to come, we assess the crucial questions to ask schools during pandemic times.
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NURSERY SCHOOLS
Childcare choices for under 5s
Whether you’re returning to work, you want your child to form new attachments or you need the odd break from them (or all of these things), there are plenty of childcare options.
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The Independent Schools Show - 13 & 14 November 2021

The Good Schools Guide is delighted to once again partner with the Independent Schools Show for the autumn event in Battersea Park. The show brings together the leading schools, the brightest thinkers and the most respected heads to help thousands of families each year to plan the next steps for their children. Make sure to come along to this year's Show to explore your options and find out everything you need to know about independent education.

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