Secondary School selection has never been so complex. The range of state schools - academies, faith schools, voluntary-aided, free schools, etc. has never been greater. In addition, competition for places at academically selective state grammar and independent schools is higher than ever.
This book is a groundbreaking step-by-step guide to help parents navigate the maze of choices. Supported by articles written by parents, head teachers and inspectors, issues such as 'how to choose a school', single sex or co-ed, state or private, the Prep School system and Common Entrance, bursaries, scholarships and recognising a learning difficulty are covered objectively and sensitively.
Children's developmental, emotional and spiritual well-being are recognised and a whole section is devoted to help parents keep it in perspective!