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Coronavirus update

We are keeping fully abreast of the fast-developing situation in relation to its impact on UK schools and will continue to seamlessly support our current UK and overseas clients according to their individual requirements. Our consultants are all equipped for, and accustomed to, remote working and are on hand to deliver our full range of services as usual, so if we can be of any help with your UK school search please call us on 0800 368 7694 (UK) or +44 203 286 6824 (international). If you are an existing client and have any concerns regarding Covid-19 and the status of your consultancy please don’t hesitate to contact your consultant directly or email

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Choosing a school
Independent school system in a nutshell
Is the difference between public school, private school and independent school giving you a sore head? Our at a glance guide explains some of the more confusing aspects of private education.
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Choosing A School



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Online and virtual open days
You’ve got your list of preferred schools but open days have been cancelled. We explore 'virtual open days' and other ways to research schools without walking through the school gates.
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Ask our experts - August 2020
Family relocations are stressful and schooling options demand careful consideration. Our education consultant gives tips for a family looking to leave Hong Kong and return to the UK.
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How to survive the education highway
It’s never too early to start planning your child’s education. Some parents even start before conception. Learn about your options and how to set a course to meet your educational goals.
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Choosing a school



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Children with performing arts talents
At specialist music, dance or performing arts schools, the arts aren't optional extras. They’re intrinsic to the school curriculum and take place alongside a full academic provision.
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Does my child need a tutor
For children who don’t attend school for short or sustained periods, a tutor is essential. But what about those of us whose children do go to school – do they really need tutoring too?
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In 2020, The Good Schools Guide is once again partnering with the Independent Schools Show in order to help parents find the best school for their child.

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This guide is invaluable to parents navigating the fiercely competitive and stretched London education system. Compact enough to read in bed or tuck into a large pocket, yet still packed with maps, reviews and articles.

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