‘With such a huge number of highly successful independent and state boarding schools to choose from, it became increasingly necessary to produce a guide that helps parents through the many elements to consider when selecting a full, weekly or flexi boarding school.’ – Beth Noakes, editor of The Good Schools Guide.
The Good Schools Guide has recently launched its first ever Boarding Schools book in response to increasing demnd from both UK and international parents.
The handy guide gives straight-talking reviews of over 400 senior and prep boarding schools including 20 state boarding schools and 17 special schools. Divided into geographical regions in order to help parents with their search, the book focusses solely on those schools which can offer pupils the chance to live away from home.
‘The launch of The Good Schools Guide Boarding Schools book is a very exciting departure for us and is largely driven by the increased demand from both local families and the international market,’ said Beth Noakes, editor of The Good Schools Guide.
‘With such a huge number of highly successful independent and state boarding schools to choose from, it became increasingly necessary to produce a guide that helps parents through the many elements to consider when selecting a full, weekly or flexi boarding school,’
The Good Schools Guide Boarding Schools book contains candid reviews of the selected schools, offering inside information, first-hand experience and honest opinion.
The guide also takes parents through the process of choosing a boarding school and tackles a wide range of topics associated with boarding, from homesickness to scholarships and bursaries, with particular advice for overseas parents. Also forming part of the book is a dedicated section covering Special Educational Needs boarding schools, with snapshot reviews of seventeen boarding schools for SEN children.
All schools picked for The Good Schools Guide’s publications are assessed on a wide variety of criteria. Exam results, facilities, pastoral care as well as parental and pupil satisfaction are all taken into consideration. The reviewers visit schools and talk to parents, teachers and children – schools are removed from the guide if they don’t meet the guide’s exacting standards year on year. The Good Schools Guide is fundamentally independent which means that schools cannot pay to be included or excluded.
The guide costs £22 and is available to buy here Good Schools Guide – Boarding Schools