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Headmaster's door

INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS
Admission interview preparation
With candidates having missed months of classroom teaching last year and some schools holding remote assessments, the interview is more important than ever.
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Canford School, Dorset

CHOOSING A SCHOOL
School open days
An open day is your chance to get a feel for the school, inspect facilities and chat with pupils and staff. We've got the questions to ask and the essentials to look out for.
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Pupils at Christ's Hospital School, Sussex

INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS
School fees, scholarships and bursaries
Most private schools offer financial assistance in the forms of scholarships or bursaries for pupils who are either very able or can demonstrate the need for monetary support.
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Dulwich College

THE GOOD SCHOOLS GUIDE BLOG
Ask our experts - targeting a top school
This month our education consultants answer a call from parents who have high academic hopes for their young son but aren't sure on the first steps.
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Reading School, Berkshire

STATE SCHOOLS
Boarding at a state school
If you think your child would benefit from a boarding school education, but are put off by the high fees, you may find that a state boarding school is the answer.
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The main building of Brighton College

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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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.

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Boarding Schools from The Good Schools Guide

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All the latest details and trademark candid reviews of the UK’s top boarding schools. Now available. 

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☑ Head teacher profiles
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The 22nd edition of The Good Schools Guide

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Uni in the USA

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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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