Understanding State Schools when Moving to London England

Families moving to London England from the United States often worry about their children’s education and rightfully so. There are many choices in education in England especially in London. Understanding the distinctions is the first step to making a decision before moving to London England. Unlike in the States public schools (or schools paid for by the government and free to attend) are called state schools. If referring to a ‘public school’ in London one means a privately owned and operated school.

Living in London – Education and Schooling: Private Schools

Moving to London with a family means that you will be thinking about education and schools. The state schools system delivers an excellent all round education for pupils between the ages of five and sixteen, but to attend a certain school you have to live in the catchment area of the school. If you are looking for something more specialized for your children, or they have been attending a private school at home and you would like to continue with that type of education, then there are a number of excellent private schools in England that accept children on a fee-paying basis. Just be aware of the fact that private education in England is exorbitantly expensive.