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The Good Schools Guide

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

The Good Schools Guide is famous for unbiased and candid reviews of state and private schools. We have visited every single school in this book, from great names to local treasures. We interview head teachers and speak to staff, pupils and parents. We scrutinise academic performance, extra-curricular activities, pastoral care and much more. Result? Fearless, frank and eminently readable reviews that are trusted by families worldwide. 

What makes The Good Schools Guide unique? Schools cannot pay to be included and have no influence over what we write. That’s why parents value our expertise and trust us to tell the truth.

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Product Description:

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.

Reviews of over 1,200 of the UK’s top schools, in a hard-back collector’s edition. The Good Schools Guide’s unique take on:

☑ Head teacher profiles 
☑ Pastoral care, well-being and atmosphere
☑ Extra-curricular activities, games, the arts
☑ Entrance and exit information
☑ 2018 exam results – the penultimate year public exams were taken pre-pandemic

Price: £60.00+p&p

Includes free one month subscription to our website (usual price £17.99), giving access to our very latest up to date school reviews and exam results. Subscription will activate on purchase.

Please note this is the last ever ‘big book’ to be published, with reviews updated in 2019. Limited numbers available so snap up your copy now!

The Good Schools Guide, Boarding and The Good Schools Guide, London North and London South are available to buy and will continue to be published, with further regional publications soon to follow.


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Possible book delivery delays

Orders delivered within the European Union may experience delays. As of 1st January 2021, these orders may attract import duty and local sales taxes, as your order is dispatched from the UK. You may be responsible for paying these charges once your order has been shipped and if they are applicable. Rules vary by country and your local government determines the duty and customs charges. Please check your local government advice on these fees and whether you are liable for them.

Book deliveries to Hong Kong are also severely delayed at the present time. If you would like to order a book to be shipped to Hong Kong, please email us to discuss the shipping options – [email protected]

It is business as usual for our education consultants so if you need any further advice relating to your child’s education please contact [email protected] or call +44 203 286 6824.

We hope your book arrives soon and that you find it a lively and informative read.