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The Resource The Good Schools Guide, Editor-in-chief Ralph Lucas

The Good Schools Guide, Editor-in-chief Ralph Lucas

Label
The Good Schools Guide
Title
The Good Schools Guide
Statement of responsibility
Editor-in-chief Ralph Lucas
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Now in its 20th edition, this prestigious and inimitable guide features more than 1,150 of the UK's top state and independent schools.
  • 'Like its predecessors, it's based on visits and the views of parents, pupils and staff. It is just as untroubled by the sensibilities of schools - and as cavalier in the face of the squawks from those it has offended.' Times Educational Supplement; 'Tells you how local state schools cater for your child - a school may be excellent for a [SEN] child...but terrible if they're gifted, and vice versa. We bought our house on the advice you offered. The GSG isn't just for the rich; it's for the responsible and conscientious.' Parent; 'One of the best aids to parents...informative, witty' Financial Times
Biographical or historical data
The Good Schools Guide was founded 29 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.
Cataloging source
UK-WkNB
Dewey number
371.009
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Lucas, Ralph
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  • Advice on education
  • Schools
  • Advice and Rights
  • Advice on education
  • Schools
Summary expansion
Now in its 20th edition, this prestigious and inimitable guide features more than 1,150 of the UK's top state and independent schools. The candid reviews, based on what parents, pupils and staff say about the schools and on GSG school visits (open or under cover), are simultaneously revered and feared by schools. No school can pay to be in the guide. The GSG alone decides; schools are in (or out) whether they like it or not. The new regional layout of the guide enables parents to focus on selected regions or individual areas, to find schools for the different ages and stages of a child's life. Parents can also easily identify the outstanding schools for music, art, sport and of course academic results. Who is this book for? Read by thousands of parents every year, The Good Schools Guide is a must-have book for any parents looking to choose a school for their child, ages 3-18. Selling points: Features 265 state and 888 independent schools, all personally visited and scrutinised; Expert advice on how to choose a school, how to secure a place and what to look out for when visiting schools
Target audience
general
Label
The Good Schools Guide, Editor-in-chief Ralph Lucas
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Paperback
Control code
9781909963115
Dimensions
28x21 cm.
Edition
21st rev. ed.
Extent
1920 p.
Isbn
9781909963115
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The Good Schools Guide, Editor-in-chief Ralph Lucas
Publication
Note
Paperback
Control code
9781909963115
Dimensions
28x21 cm.
Edition
21st rev. ed.
Extent
1920 p.
Isbn
9781909963115
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Specific material designation
regular print

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