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This guide is invaluable to parents navigating the fiercely competitive and stretched South London education system. Compact enough to read in bed or tuck into a large pocket, yet still packed with maps, reviews and articles.

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.

The Good Schools Guide South LondonClick to see a preview of The Good Schools Guide South London

Packed with local North London knowledge, candid reviews and parent comments, not to mention a full run-down of how the English education system works.

"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

An invaluable guide for any family considering education in the capital.

The Good Schools Guide North LondonClick to see a preview of The Good Schools Guide North London

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 Good Schools Guide - Boarding Schools contains all the latest details and trademark candid GSG reviews of the UK’s top boarding schools. 

☑ More than 360 schools for children aged between 7-18
☑ Preps, independent secondaries and state boarding schools
☑ Academic and money matters
☑ Head teacher profiles
☑ Pastoral care, well-being and atmosphere
☑ Extra-curricular activities, games, the arts
☑ Entrance and exit information

“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’s unique take on:

☑ Academic and money matters 
☑ Head teacher profiles 
☑ Pastoral care, well-being and atmosphere
☑ Extra-curricular activities, games, the arts
☑ Entrance and exit information

Price: £60.00+p&p

Special offer: Free one month subscription to our website (usual price £15) when you purchase the book. Subscription will activate on purchase.

The Good Schools Guide North LondonClick to see a preview of The Good Schools Guide

 Honest, opinionated and fearless independent reviews of over 1,000 schools.
Independent tutor company reviews.
30,000 Independent, state and special UK schools in our parent-friendly interactive directory.

Try before you buy - The Charter School Southwark

Good Schools Guide International online subscription - 1 year for £39

To find out what's really inside the schools and how to choose the best one for your child!  

Only a subscription gives you access to

☑ 55 cities
☑ 734 schools listed - the good, the bad, the ghastly
☑ 213 schools reviewed - only the good
☑ Local knowledge of schools at your fingertips

The Good Schools Guide International - worth moving home for.

Uni in the USA online subscription - 1 year for £20

Uni in the USA subscription

In-depth info about university in America and how to apply.
Candid, often hilarious reviews of 70 US unis.
Plus reviews of 35 world-ranked unis in Europe, Asia, Australia, and Canada.
Insider info on getting in, money matters, fellow students, and life on (and off) campus.
Written by funny, sharp-eyed editors and British students.

In short, what it's really like to be there. 

Try before you buy - University of Chicago

Parent Brief: University Entrance a parent’s guide to UCAS and more - £19.99+p&p

Everything you need to know to help your nearly-grown-up child make a smooth transition from school to university. Not just a how to on personal statements and application forms (although we cover that too), this book guides you through the process and gives you a clear understanding of the steps involved, the selection criteria and how to decide what is really important to your child. The indispensable UCAS application guide to finding the right university and getting in. From choosing a degree to applying for financial aid, writing a killer personal statement, surviving clearing and taking a gap year. Inside information from some of the UKs leading universities. Packed with practical checklists and real-life tips from parents who have already gone through the process themselves.

Parent Brief: Independent School Entrance - £19.99+p&p

A great guide to getting into an independent school from people who really know their way around the system. Gives a clear and robust view of the dos and don'ts, tending at times to a brutal honesty which is going to give some of the schools that read it severe attacks of the hiccoughs. No harm in that, of course - much better that parents should know where they really stand. Independent schools are genuinely open - and welcoming - to all, but the hoops that pupils (and parents) have to leap through to get in are completely different to state schools. With this book, you will be well prepared.

By: Victoria Barker, Edited: Emma Bartley
Introduction by Clarissa Farr, High Mistress of St Paul’s Girls’ School.


The Good Schools Guide has teamed up with the online and learning development platform Aptimore to help get young people get ready for interviews, starting work and succeeding in work.

Aptimore – what is it?

Incorporating a combination of psychometrics, personalised feedback, case studies and exercises, Aptimore is a self-directed online learning programme that uses interactive technology to teach you all about the world of work – both in terms of getting ready for it and thriving once you are there.

The Good Schools Guide Careers is offering one year’s subscription to Aptimore for just £250 subject to our Terms and Conditions.

Apprenticeships Anthology 2019 - £15+p&p

The second such to be released by Good Schools Guide: Careers and Queen Mary University of London – contains contributions from 28 different sources, from government ministers and politicians through academics, employers and trade unionists to the voices of apprentices themselves, all reflecting on their experiences which cover all aspects of apprenticeship policy and practice and giving their views on the subject in general.

It also contains a ready reckoner for careers advisors as to the 400+ approved apprenticeship standards broken down by category, and graphics detailing the progress of apprenticeship schemes across the workforce.

Currently sold out, but you can view the 2019 online version here: