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parents (considering/who've already chosen) private secondary school) - can you help?
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16-03-2012 04:22 PM

Am working on a project discussion as follows:

When parents choose an independent senior school for their child what are the key factors that determine their choice?

I assume:
exam results
location/distance from home (including transport options)
environment (e.g. pastoral care)
subject strengths (eg sport/music etc to suit child))

However I'd be grateful for a true perspective (my child's still a toddler so don't really know!)

What of my assumptions are true for you / most important?

Do you have different key factors, other than what I've mentioned?

Are the factors different in selecting a (private) secondary school from junior/prep?

If you have already decided on private secondary and have a boy and girl, did different factors come into play based on their sex - or do you think it would?

If the issue of transport is important to you, how far away would you be willing to send your child (to day rather than boarding school)

How soon in advance did you seriously start thinking about independent secondary school options for your child(ren)?

I know this is a big ask so any answer you can give, however brief, is so appreciatedSmile

This post was last modified: 16-03-2012 04:24 PM by HOPresident.

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