- helping parents choose the best private preparatory or pre-preparatory school for their child

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Mrs S K

Decisions & Choices

Important Factors for your Child

Choosing the right school will be one of the most important factors in your children’s lives.

There are so many issues to consider – teaching standards, location, school facilities, single sex or co-ed, curriculum etc.

You can find every private school listed on our database which is the backbone to our search engine for both this site and  , which covers all of the UK. In the school mini profile it lists many factors and how to request a prospectus or look at the website for individual schools. Those parents who take our bespoke advice consultancy will receive an eGuide which takes you through the decision factors in detail. Additionally, it includes a 30 point questionnaire for you to take on your visits to prospective schools. Always remember to complete your questionnaire straight after a visit. If you are visiting 3 or more schools, they all start to merge into one another! Forming a matrix of answers from separate questionnaires helps you to arrive at a clearer decision.

In this section of the website we consider specific factors for comparison of schools, including:

1. UK National Curriculum or other?
2. Choosing co-educational or single sex schools?
3. Importance of leaver destinations to senior schools
4. Location – nearness to your home
5. Sports and extra curricular facilities
6. Languages taught
7. Special educational needs capabilities

For bespoke advice on school choice just phone +44 (0) 1732 368767 or fill in the enquiry form.