Relocating to London from abroad is a daunting task on a vast array of levels, but one aspect that is particularly of concern for families moving over is where to send the kids to school. For many parents, their children’s education is of utmost priority, and many who contact us specify that where they live will be dictated by what school their child enters. So, if choosing the school is required before you can make decisions on everything else, where can you turn to?
The Good Schools Guide offers an annual book that should cover just about every question a parent would have regarding the selection of a school. The education system operates differently here than in other countries, so there are different classifications of schools to understand that can become very confusing—for instance, what is called a “public” school in the States is considered “private” here, and vice-versa. The website itself (http://www.goodschoolsguide.co.uk/) offers comprehensive guidance as to admissions, exams, international schools, Special Education needs, fees, tutoring, etc., so this is your essential resource in initiating your research process.
Just as you educate yourself on schooling options, London Relocation Ltd. will educate you on the property and cultural climate here, so that you find your optimal neighborhood in relation to the school’s location.