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To Board or Not To Board?

The UK is home to some of the world's most famous boarding schools - some have been established for hundreds of years. Many of these schools will be exhibiting at the Independent Schools Show this weekend, ready to answer your questions about entrance requirements, fees and bursaries, taster days, a...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 15
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:32 pm

London State Schools and Independent Schools Get The Best Results

London state schools are statistically the best in England ; 69% of all state school pupils achieve the expected standard of reading, writing and maths. But whilst the city has the fastest improving state schools in the UK, still just 35% of parents in London would choose state schools if money wer...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 0
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:36 am

Re: Private School scholarships

Hi Greenfields,  You're not alone; in fact, over a third of pupils at independent schools are fee-assisted and around 6,000 pay no fees at all! It really is the most affordable time to move into the private school sector. I'll attach a link I think you might find useful about fee assistance, but you...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 13
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:17 pm

SOS: Understanding Nursery and Pre-Preps

Choosing the right preschool setting can be overwhelming, so with the help of T he Good Schools Guide , we have put together a guide to help you start the journey into the jungle of nurseries and pre-preps. Whether it be an academically rigorous pre-prep or a experimental nursery, the right prescho...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 0
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:19 pm

Get your education questions answered

The increasing number of outstanding schools makes the final selection painfully difficult for every parent. This is why our programme of talks at the Independent Schools Show  on 10th & 11th November will be the most structured in our twelve year history, focussing on choice, admission, affordabili...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 27
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:55 am

Re: Primary Schools Clapham/Wandsworth

Hi there, If you're looking to choose a prep or pre-prep school, you may be interested in attending the Independent Schools Show on November 10th & 11th - conveniently in Battersea. We'll be hosting 200 UK independent schools and there will be talks in two educational theatres from leading heads, so...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 19
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:40 am

League Tables - what parents should know!

Which League Tables? Tables collecting GCSE results were first introduced in 1994 and they have become a popular tool for comparing schools. However some argue that they have actually caused a lot of agony and misunderstanding, with some top schools are branding them as ‘nonsense’. Clearly league t...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 0
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:31 pm

Private schools are more affordable than you think.

Let’s talk fee assistance.   Many parents believe that their child needs to be awarded a scholarship in order to receive financial help from a school. This isn’t the case.   Over 168,000 private school pupils (33% of all pupils) get some sort of financial help. The 2018 ISC annual census shows that...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 0
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:56 pm

Are private schools really worth it?

Attending an independent school in England is associated with the equivalent of two additional years of schooling by the age of 16.* But why do these schools perform so well? Principally because they are genuinely independent. They are free to decide what they teach and how. Dedicated teachers... F...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 0
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:23 am

What questions should you really be asking nurseries/pre-preps when you visit them?

There is no one-size-fits-all to choosing a nursery or pre-prep as children are so wonderfully individual. To help, we've created a list of important questions we recommend asking them when you visit: What is the size of the nursery?  Do the staff work well as a team? What are their qualifications? ...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 0
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:00 pm

Need advice for getting into top London day schools?

Demand for places at the top London independent schools is really intense; for scholarships and bursaries it is extraordinarily competitive. Pass marks for both the 11+ and 13+ Common Entrance are much higher for London schools than national averages because of the intense competition for places. Fo...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 0
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:25 pm

What burseries/scholarships are there within independent schools?

With rising school fees, scholarships and bursaries provide a lifeline for many parents. But with each school having its own requirements the choices can be confusing. Susan Hamlyn, Director of The Good Schools Guide Education Consultants, and Professor Mark Bailey, High Master of St Paul’s School, ...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 0
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:16 pm

Re: Clapham SW4 Nusery recommendations for 12 month old

Do come to the Independent Schools Show this weekend in Battersea Park where you can speak to a huge number of nurseries and pre-prep schools exhibiting. A full list can be found here: http://www.schoolsshow.co.uk/nursery-pre-prep Questions parents and students come to the show to get answered: - Wh...
Forum: Childcare
Replies: 4
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:09 pm

What are the different approaches which nurseries use and how do I choose for my child?

Most nurseries use a blend of methods and approaches to create their own distinctive programme, ethos and atmosphere.That’s why meeting a variety of nurseries and getting a good understanding of what they offer is so important. Come to the Independent Schools Show this weekend to speak to a huge num...
Forum: Childcare
Replies: 0
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:04 pm

Re: Primary School Waiting List Stress - 2017

Come along to the Independent Schools Show this weekend and get your waiting list questions answered! You can speak to heads and key admissions of over 200 schools. We also have two educational theatres with leading experts discussing topics such as 'how the senior school admissions process works', ...
Forum: Schools
Replies: 28
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:54 pm