The editions of The Good Schools Guide - London North and South are now available to order.
Packed with local South London knowledge, candid reviews and parent comments, not to mention a full run-down of how the English education system works.
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“The volume of good independent and state schools in London makes it particularly hard for parents to find the school that perfectly meets their needs. In response to increasing demand from local and international parents, The Good Schools Guide is launching two new guides, which will provide honest, straight-talking and un-biased reviews.” Evening standard
We have plundered the knowledge and experience of our South London based writers and advisers to provide not just the opinionated and unbiased school reviews for which The Good Schools Guide is renowned, but also fascinating pen portraits of the capital’s diverse areas.
An invaluable guide for any family considering education in the capital.
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Can't decide? North or South London...
From nursery to sixth form, in the state and private sector, those living north of the Thames and south of Watford are unbelievably spoilt for choice.
The Good Schools Guide London North
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We examined the value-added from KS2 to GCSE for 2022 to see which state selective grammar schools added the most value to their offspring. A note of caution - the more highly selective a grammar school, the less scope there will be to add value.
Grammar schools are state-funded, academically selective senior schools. The education a child receives at grammar school is paid for by the state unlike at private schools which provide education for a fee. There are currently around 163 located in 36 English local authorities, with around 167,000 pupils between them. Northern Ireland has a further 67 grammar schools, but there are none in Wales or Scotland. A word of caution: there are private schools that have the word 'grammar' in their name but this is purely for historical reasons.
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It's a lot to ask any child to take on, but for those with exceptional performing ability this kind of education can be transformative.