Education Choices Magazine - Spring 2022

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CHOOSING A SCHOOL

always important to be realistic in any expectation we have of our children – neither of mine were set to be scientists! Considering all the options…

Needless to say, it is also important to take into consideration whether this is the best fit school for your child: a school strong in maths and science will not suit a theatrical and artistic child. If it is very academic - will they thrive or sink in that environment? It is

The nature of demand and supply has put increasing pressure on places for children in London and increasingly beyond, and this is likely to continue. New schools are opening in response to this increased pressure, but it is always worth considering the schools that are on the outskirts, are perhaps less well known, and in some cases (if not geographically possible) then is boarding a consideration? This may lessen the stress placed on both the parents and the child, but can involve considerable expense. If you are considering grammar

school options it is worthy of note that they will have considerable applicants for limited places and property prices may be inflated in the catchment areas. Be prepared…

The more organised and prepared you are, the better the chances are of this being a scenario that is possible to manage whilst working, having a family and running a home. There are many people available who will help and advise you, but at the end of the day you know your child the best. We believe: “The right school will find you!” CHLOE ABBOTT (Educational Consultant) www.cjaeducationalconsultancy.com

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