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British Airways

Coming Home To Roost: The Pleasures and Perils of Returning to School in the UK

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Paris

Where to Live in Paris: Neighborhoods and Schools

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Teaching reception

Choosing Schools for Small Children - written for Russia but useful worldwide

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Test scores

Accreditation Agencies/Inspection Organisations: Which Ones Are Real?

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IB to IB

IB to IB: A Seamless Transition, Wherever You Go? It ain't necessarily so.

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International schools

International Schools: In Name Only?

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Coronavirus update

As a result of the coronavirus outbreak, The Good Schools Guide International offers the following guidance:

Determine the global situation and that of individual countries on government mandated school closures by accessing the UNESCO information on this link: en.unesco.org/themes/education-emergencies/coronavirus-school-closures

For updates on the medical situation, go to  the World Health Organisation website at 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 www.goodschoolsguide.co.uk/international-search

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