The Attain Guide to Choosing an Independent School for your Child Choosing the right independent school for your child is a very difficult process. In a highly competitive and pressured market, it is easy to be pushed or pulled in the wrong direction by unhelpful or biased advice. This book solves the problem. Written by some of the leading Heads in the country, it offers expert advice whether you are looking for a prep or senior school for your child.
Covering every aspect a parent should consider, early chapters debunk myths and stereotypes, as well as providing a checklist of research tips. The book does not shy away from tackling topics such as school marketing gimmicks, escaping the latest fads in education or debating whether it is necessary to actually like the Head! It also looks at the importance of making the right choice in the early years and whether you should switch schools at 11 or 13. To help narrow down the options, a comprehensive directory lists schools by county and region.
This book aims to shine a light on an otherwise bewildering market for the first-time parent and helps you make the right choices. It is produced by Attain, the leading magazine of the independent schools’ sector and official magazine of the Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS).