I am the head of a school. How can I organise for one of your writers to visit us?
The Good Schools Guide is an independent guide (we do not charge schools for their entries). The choice of schools for The Guide is a personal one, based on recommendations of parents, local writers and others who know the schools well. We periodically re-review schools included in The Guide and reconsider those schools not currently included but on the 'suggested list' to see if they should be added.
We welcome comments on any schools from anyone but especially value those from current and recent parents of the school.
How can I raise the profile of my school on The Good Schools Guide website?
Regardless of whether we have reviewed a school for The Guide, there is a login and password available for every school. Armed with the login and password, you can:
- Keep the essential school details up to date.
- Features - if you have a golf-course, offer the IB, are an Ofsted outstanding school etc then make sure you tell parents by checking the appropriate boxes on the features tab.
- Special educational needs - parents are very keen to know what schools offer for children. Our SEN survey has a simple tickbox section which is linked to search. Parents see your responses in full and of course it raises your profile when they search.
If you do not already know your login and password contact [email protected] from a recognised school email address. And remember, there is no charge to schools for this.
My school does not appear to be listed. How do we get a listing?
We endeavour to include all Department for Education schools and UK independent schools (or equivalent) in the UK that cater for 5 or more children aged 5 - 19. If for any reason a recognised school isn't listed please email [email protected] so we can rectify the situation.
How much does a listing cost?
Nothing. We do not charge schools for listings or reviews.
My school has a new website and email address. Can they be added to the school's page?
Yes, either use the login and password provided by us to schools or email [email protected] with any updated details. We are always pleased to receive updates - they help us to help parents.
If we submit changes to our information will it appear on-line immediately?
No, all changes are viewed by an administrator before being accepted (this ensures changes are legitimate and free from typos etc). Factual changes and updates are welcome at any time and, except at busy periods and weekends, should appear within 24 hours (after which time you are free to submit additional changes). Schools reviewed in The Guide may comment on our opinions but 'The Editor's decision is final'.
My question isn't answered here, who can I contact for help?
Email: [email protected]
Perhaps you suspect your child has some learning difficulty and you would like advice on what you should do. Or perhaps it is becoming clear that your child's current school is not working for him or her, and you need help to find a mainstream school which has better SEN provision, or to find a special school which will best cater for your child's area of need. Our SEN consultancy team advises on both special schools, and the mainstream schools with good SEN support, from reception through to the specialist colleges for 19+.
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Determine the global situation and that of individual countries on government mandated school closures by accessing the UNESCO information on this link: https://en.unesco.org/themes/education-emergencies/coronavirus-school-closures.
For updates on the medical situation, go to the World Health Organisation website at https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports.
If you wish to contact one of our GSGI listed schools to discover their current status or any plans for alternate learning strategies, please go to our database to find email and phone numbers for each school https://www.goodschoolsguide.co.uk/international-search.
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