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Choosing a school

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Choosing a school
Making the most of open days
Attending the open days is an important part of choosing your child's school. You will tour the school, hear the head speak and meet some pupils and teachers.
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State school

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State Schools
School admissions, how to find the right school
State schools exist not only in a variety of forms, but with nuances between those. Some areas continue to have a selective system at 11; others do not.
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Independent schools

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Independent Schools
Preparing for interviews
The school interview is key to the private school admissions process. Research and preparation are essential. Read on for top tips for success from The Good Schools Guide experts.
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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.


The Independent Schools Show - Plan your child's future

The Independent Schools Show helps thousands of families each year to plan the next steps for their children. The show brings together the leading schools, the brightest thinkers and the most respected heads to help you make the right decisions for your child. Make sure to come along to this year's Show to explore your options and find out everything you need to know about independent education. read more

Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 November
Battersea Evolution, London


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