In this Category Archive, you will find all of our articles regarding school admissions. We look at all the important bits of information relating to this and try to simplify it for you.

Bringing together everything from finding the right school, open days, entrance exams, interview tips, the appeal process and more. The school admissions process can be a very daunting one. Sifting through all the information available doesn’t always make it easier. Through the posts in this archive, we hope to provide you with all the information you need. We want to make this process and the research into it as painless as possible.

In this category archive, we hope to provide you with all the information necessary to make the best choice for the school admission for your child. We also hope to highlight all the steps in this process and provide you with up to date resources on this.

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Best schools Northern Ireland league table 2021

Find the best schools Northern Ireland league table 2021 listed below.   Here’s our Best Welsh schools 2021 and also our Top Scottish schools 2021. Then next our Best West Midlands schools 2021 and our good East Anglia schools 2021. And then next are our Best North East schools 2021. Next our Top Schools South East 2021 and top schools East Midlands 2021. Also our Best North…

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Best Welsh schools 2021

Find the best Welsh schools 2021 listed below. No other school has pulled off a transformation on the same scale as Ysgol Y Preseli, our Welsh State Secondary School of the Decade. En route to winning one of our unique awards for this pandemic year, the 800-pupil bilingual school has soared nearly 300 places in…

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Best Scottish schools 2021

Find the best Scottish schools 2021 listed below. East Renfrewshire breaks new ground in this year’s Parent Power as the first local authority to have all of its secondary schools in our rankings of the top 100 schools in Scotland. Good Scottish schools 2021 Three of its seven schools, southwest of Glasgow – St Ninian’s…

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Best West Midlands schools 2021

Features of the best West Midlands schools 2021 listed below. King Edward VI School, is Shakespeare’s school in Stratford-upon-Avon, is The Sunday Times State Secondary School of the Decade. It has shown the greatest improvement over the past 10 years. From 93rd place in 2011, it reached 12th place last year. King Edward School in…

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Best North East schools 2021

Summary features of the best North East schools 2021 are listed below. Durham is clearly the region’s educational hotspot. It has the fewest schools overall in our state and independent rankings But it still manages to have a small number of the best schools in the country, achieving the highest grades at A-level and GCSE.…

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Best Schools South East 2021

Summary features of the best schools south east schools 2021 listed below. 244 high-performing state and independent schools featuring in our rankings, contributes four of our 26 Schools of the Decade. 133 of the 500 top-performing state secondary schools are to be found in the southeast Yet the appetite for independent education is huge, with…

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Best schools North West 2021

Features of the best schools North West 2021 listed below. A strong showing for primary schools in the northwest in this year’s Parent Power rankings. Took 81 / 500 of the Sunday Times places… Made up of 50 state secondary schools and 31 independents from the northwest. So the north west is one of the leading…

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Best Northern Schools 2021

Find a comprehensive list of the Best Northern schools 2021 below. Competition in education is fierce in Yorkshire with a three-way tussle for supremacy between the independent, grammar and comprehensive sectors. Some of the best schools in the country are to be found here — underlined by the award of three Schools of the Decade in…

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Best East Anglia schools 2021

Summary features of the Best East Anglia schools 2021 listed below. The digital learning revolution came early to the Stephen Perse Foundation, our East Anglia Independent School of the Decade. Former headteacher Tricia Kelleher, who retired last summer, brought in screens alongside books nearly 10 years ago, posting a series of lessons on iTunes, available…

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Best London Schools 2021

Find the list for the Best London schools 2021 below. This year, London represented 86 of the top 500 state secondaries and 65 of the best independent schools. Top of the London Schools Table  St Paul’s Girls’ School has topped the Sunday Times independent school rankings for nine years straight.  Similarly, Barnet’s highly selective boys’…

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Best schools East Midlands 2021

Read more below as to which are the Best Schools East Midlands 2021. Eight of the top 10 state secondary schools in the East Midlands are part of the Lincolnshire Consortium of Grammar Schools, led by Caistor Grammar School, The Sunday Times East Midlands State Secondary School of the Decade. Over the past 10 years,…

Rankings Primary school league tables 2021

Primary school league tables 2021

.0Welcome to the Sunday Times Primary school league tables 2021. Top 50 Primary Schools in the UK 1 1 Mayflower Primary School London 114 118 114 346 50   2 2 St Antony’s RC Primary School, Forest Gate London 114 117 114 345 62   3 262= The Russell School Rickmansworth 115 115 345 30…

Asking for a private school bursary

What are the key points to remember when asking for a private school bursary? Want to send your child to private school, but don’t have the necessary funds? We give you some top private school bursary tips below. Asking for a private school bursary The cost of private schools continues to increase above the rate…

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Virtual Sixth Form Open Days

Times have changed. You can no longer just phone up a chosen school or attend a few different Sixth Forms that seem of interest. As most of the world has moved online, so has school applications. This, of course, includes open days turning into virtual open evenings and virtual video tours. This is not all…

Our Top 11 Plus Application Tips

Everything you need to know – here are our 11 Plus application tips. * * * CONTENT UPDATED OCTOBER 2020 * * * 11 Plus Application Tips Plus, the differences in your grammar school application are detailed below. Grammar schools are state secondary schools which select their pupils by means of an examination taken by…

International School Placement

International School Placement

Have you ever imagined what it must be like to be sent away to boarding school in a different country? Coping with being away from childhood friends. Separated from family. Perhaps speaking and learning in a new language? Really tough, without a doubt. Yet parents from all over the world consider a UK independent boarding…

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School open days 2020

When do school open days take place and what do I look for at school open days are answered in the blog below. School Open Days Is your child starting secondary school next September? As you know, applications for secondary schools for September 2020 start is 31 October 2019. Therefore, open days are usually held…

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Boarding schools guide

Welcome to our Boarding Schools Guide, including the new low-cost private schools being introduced. Most people experience school through the eyes of a day scholar. However, there are cases where it’s viable to send a child to live at school as a boarder. A residential school where students live as well as study during the…

Primary school league tables 2021

With the upcoming exam times, the following primary school league tables 2021 might give you a good indication of which schools are performing. If you are looking for a good primary school so your child is prepared for a place in a good secondary school It’s not so easy choosing the right primary school for…

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WHICH SCHOOL Guides?

Our Which School Guides are designed to help with some of the main school entrance dilemmas that many parents face. Go Private? or Grammar School? Which Sixth Form? Have a look at some of the most recent rankings according to The Times’ Parent Power. Should they spend the money and send their child to a Private…

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Which are the Top London Prep schools?

Want to get your child into a top secondary school? One way of doing it is to get them a place at a top London ‘prep’ school first. As the name suggests, prep schools prepare children for private secondary education. Usually, these independent schools take children from the ages of eight to 13 when they…

School Appeals

School Appeals process

How best to follow a school appeals process if you don’t get the school place you wanted. Managing School Appeals  You’ve just handed in your secondary school application form. Now the patient waits to find out if your child has got into the school of their choice. But what do you do if he or…

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Private School league tables 2021

The Sunday Times Parent Power league tables 2021 make a fascinating read for anyone looking at which secondary schools to send their children to. This year’s results reveal that state schools are starting to close the gap in the independent sector. Below we have a closer look at these results and what they mean. Firstly,…

Top Private Girls schools in London

The top Private Girls Schools in London offer an excellent academic education. Living in London, or relocating here? Many education experts believe that girls’ only education is best for girls. This will, of course, depend on your daughter and the best environment for her. To help with your choice,  see five of our top picks below: Central…