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Monopoly money

THE GOOD SCHOOLS GUIDE BLOG
The future of school fees 
What will private school fees look like in a few years’ time or longer? If you’re hoping to educate your child privately, you’ll want to know what lies in store.
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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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Opening the gates to Loughborough Grammar School

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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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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Girl doing homework

TUTORS
Does my child need a tutor?
For children who don’t attend school for short or sustained periods, a tutor is essential. But what about those of us whose children do go to school – do they really need tutoring too?. 
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Primary school children walking to school

STATE SCHOOLS
Choosing a primary school
A good state primary will launch your child into a happy and fulfilling educational journey. But how do you pick the best one for your child?.
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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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