One of the best aids for parents...informative and witty -- Financial Times
Unique among the many guides available, it sets out to give frank answers to the questions every parent asks. It told the truth -- The Daily Telegraph
From the Publisher
Chock-full of information about schools written by parents for parents and
for which no money has been taken from schools...You get a comprehensive
and honest review of each individual school listed that goes way beyond the
picture painted in the prospectus. The editors take pains to point out that
because a school is not listed, it does not mean that it is not a good
school - so don't treat this as the last word. They point out that what is
a good school for one child may not be for another. Contains background
information and notes ...also reviews some tutorial colleges - Oneup
Magazine - March/April 2007 issue --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From the Inside Flap
"One of the best aids for parents...informative and witty" Financial Times
"Unique among the many guides available, it sets out to give frank answers to the questions every parent asks. It told the truth" The Daily Telegraph
"Like its predecessors, it is based on visits and the views of parents, pupils and staff. It is just as untroubled by the sensibilities of schools - and cavalier in the face of squawks from those it has offended" TES
"Compared to the emotional and financial cost of making the wrong choice, your funny and opinionated guide is the best money I have spent on my child all year. Thank you so much" A parent
How do you delve behind school prospectuses? How do you choose the right school for your child? What factors other than academic rankings should you consider?
Completely revised and updated, The Good Schools Guide 2006 is compiled by parents for parents - to answer questions the prospectuses do not tell you. It features 800 schools covering ages five to eighteen and spans both the private and state sector. A unique feature of the guide is its focus on each school's background and atmosphere, strengths and weaknesses alongside the usual factual details.
With its strict policy of taking no advertisements or paid-for entries, the guide combines facts and subjective interpretation to provide the ultimate guide for parents seeking the best school for their child.
The Good Schools Guide was founded 20 years ago by two journalists in search of schools for their children. It now comprises a team of over 50 editors, mostly parents but some former headteachers. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.