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Ralph has been Editor-in-Chief of The Good Schools Guide since 2000. He is a backbencher in the House of Lords with a special interest in education and is father of three, the youngest in primary school.
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Preparing for a secondary appeal hearing. In the second part of our series on the secondary school appeals process Bernadette John from the Good Schools Guide Educational Consultants explains how to prepare for an appeal hearing. You’ve submitted your appeal documents. What happens next?The hearings take place between May and early July. You should be given at least 10 school days’ notice of the date.
So sorry to disappoint you... German banker, Arnold Holle, declares that he has been ‘disappointed’ by the education his children received at top English prep and boarding schools. In an article in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung he advises his compatriots not to be seduced by ‘fantastical notions’ of the benefits of a public school education and to think carefully before sending their children to study in the UK.