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The Good Schools Guide 20th editionOver 1,100 detailed and unbiased reviews of the UK's best independent and state schools.

The Good Schools Guide’s unrivalled reputation for fearless objectivity is more valuable than ever as school websites and prospectuses becomes slicker and glossier.

Every year our experienced writers must dig deeper to make a realistic assessment of the school beneath the spin. Our famously forthright and witty reviews give parents all the background information they need and are also a great read. This year’s special hardback edition contains 1,100 reviews of independent and state schools - from small country preps to inner city primaries; from top state grammars to world famous boarding schools.

Selling to thousands of families every year, The Good Schools Guide is a must-have book for every parent who wants to find the right school for their child.

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The Good Schools Guide 20th Edition


 

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 Overall school performance by GCSE, Alevel or equivalent.
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 Compare schools by qualities and results.
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The Good Schools Guide London North

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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

We have plundered the knowledge and experience of our North 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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The Good Schools Guide London South

London South

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.

“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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Independent School Entrance: Getting my child into the right school from pre-prep to 6th form

Parent Brief: Independent School Entrance

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.

 

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Uni in the USA

Uni in the USA

Buy this book! Written by British students, it features in-depth, unbiased reviews on 68 top universities in the US. Plus expert advice on how to choose, how to get in, and how to pay.

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 book contains detailed reviews and information on 68 universities in the United States with the inside track on what life on and off campus is really like.

This book also features guidance on selecting the right uni, the application process, and life in America, so students are fully prepared for life across the pond. Uni in the USA is the essential resource for students who are considering studying in the US - and their parents.

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The Good Schools Guide International

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

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☑ 734 schools listed - the good, the bad, the ghastly
☑ 213 schools reviewed - only the good
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    By subscribing to the Good Schools Guide online you can access our detailed, in-depth and often amusing reviews of approximately 1,100 schools we've visited, analysed and investigated (a mix of state schools, private schools and special schools). Also extensive schools data, compare schools, catchment maps and entry and exit schools.

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    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.

  • The Good Schools Guide Newsletter March 2015

    Preparing for a secondary appeal hearing. In the second part of our series on the secondary school appeals process Bernadette John from the Good Schools Guide Educational Consultants explains how to prepare for an appeal hearing. You’ve submitted your appeal documents. What happens next?The hearings take place between May and early July. You should be given at least 10 school days’ notice of the date.

  • The Good Schools Guide Newsletter February 2015

    Trek or treat? How far would you go for a school commute? If you’re stuck on the 7.08 commuter train to London Waterloo right now, spare a thought for today’s schoolchildren. Why? Because their journeys to school could well be longer than your commute to work. Parents are so keen to send their sons and daughters to the best schools that it’s quite usual for children to travel up to three hours there and back.


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 Which schools pupils come from and go onto.
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 Overall school performance by GCSE, Alevel or equivalent.
 School data comparison by A/B weighted, relative success and popularity.
 Compare schools by qualities and results.
 Independent tutor company reviews.

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