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Aerial photograph of Lancing College - Private school fees: what do you get for your money?

INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS
School fees: what do you get for your money?
What makes one private school expensive and another comparatively affordable? We look at the factors determining the size of your school fees. 
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Primary School appeals advice from The Good Schools Guide

STATE SCHOOLS
Primary school appeals
On offers day, the majority of children will receive a place at their first choice school. What are the options for those that get given a school they don't like?
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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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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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SEND Green Paper from the UK government

TUTORS
Finding a tutor 
Whether your child needs help over the summer, with preparation for entrance exams or simply help with a specific subject, the right tutor can work wonders.
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Find school places for Ukrainian refugees

EDUCATION CONSULTANTS
Getting the most out of parents' evenings
Parents’ evenings are a rare chance to sit face-to-face with your child’s teachers. How can you make sure your brief chats with teachers are productive?
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Independent Schools Show Summer Fair - Get your 11+ and 13+ questions answered

The Independent Schools Show - 11+/13+ Questions Answered

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.


London North and London South from The Good Schools Guide

London North and South Guides - £25.00+p&p

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.

An invaluable guide for any family considering education in the capital available now


Boarding Schools from The Good Schools Guide

Boarding Schools from The Good Schools Guide: £40+p&p

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


The 22nd edition of The Good Schools Guide

The Good Schools Guide 22nd Edition with a month's subscription - £60.00+p&p

“It is highly opinionated: the only guide that offers parents a genuine flavour of what a school is like.” The Daily Telegraph

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.

Special offer: free one month subscription to our website (usual price £15) when you purchase the book. Subscription will activate on purchase available NOW


Uni in the USA

Uni in the USA - £25.00+p&p

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!

Uni in the USA with new section You're In! What to Know Before You Go 2020 edition available NOW