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Where to find a state grammar school

Where to find a state grammar school

Identifying and locating grammar schools. Grammar schools are located in 36 English local authorities. Almost half of these are considered 'selective authorities'...Read More

Appealing for a school place

Appealing for a school place

Despite all you’ve heard about competition for places at the school you want for your child, it’s still a huge shock when your secondary offer comes through for Unpopular Academy...Read More

Fees, financial assistance, scholarships and bursaries

Fees & financial assistance

You want an independent school education for your children but can’t afford the fees? These days, independent education - especially if you have more than one child...Read More

State school admissions

State school admissions

School admissions in England are regulated by the Schools Admissions Code, and schools must play fair, ensuring their admissions policy is not only fair but also transparent...Read More

What is a state boarding school

What is a state boarding school?

If you think your child would benefit from a boarding school education, but are put off by the high fees and consequent limited social mix of a typical independent boarding school, you may... Read More

The Charter School behind the paywall

The Charter School - behind the paywall

What could be more useful in a demanding headship than a head for heights, stamina and the ability to pull rabbits out of a hat? Despite his own alma mater, he is committed to the principle of... Read More

Getting an educational psychology assessment

Getting an educational psychology assessment

An assessment by an educational psychologist will help a school understand how best they can help a child with special educational needs. The EP may also recommend a referral to other professionals such...Read More

About the number one UK trusted school guide

About the number one UK trusted school guide.

Unbiased and candid school reviews. In-depth articles on all aspects of education. Trusted by parents for over thirty years. Available in print, online or through our expert consultants...Read More

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Further reading

Educating the gifted child
Gifted children develop cognitively at a much faster rate than they develop physically, emotionally...

Inspection reports from Ofsted
As with most reports, there’s a code to decipher and a few questions to ask. The local school gets...

Primary school admissions – where do I start?
Taking that first step into primary school education is crucial for you and your child, but how should..

Private schools paying for the privilege
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Schools in London
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Dyslexic - is that my child?
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State schools - the right one?
State schools exist not only in a variety of forms, but with nuances between those.  Some areas continue...

ASD - asperger's syndrome and autism
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