Tag Archives: school

London’s schools (and the rest of England too) – maps galore!!!!

OMG, I have just found a London school data & maps geek’s dream – check this one out: https://www.schooldash.com/index.html. Fascinating insights, from average test results at different school stages, to ethnicity and proportion of pupils with English not as first language, to average teacher salary. Now, just please nobody tell the teachers in my kids’ […]

Find a home, find a school – a chicken and egg situation…

Find the perfect home, get your kids into the perfect school. This is what you (could) do. At least it’s what I found to be the most useful strategy: a)    Go to Rightmove, look up a property in an area you are interested in, and click on the Map & Schools tab (easier on a […]

It helps to be Christian – UK schools and religion

Schools and religion: Be aware! Many state schools are linked to the Church of England (CoE, i.e. Anglican) or the Roman Catholic church – these make up about one third of schools in the UK (and yes, they draw on tax money).  There are two potential issues (or opportunities) here: a) You may not want […]

Finding a good school in London, and getting in!

Schools: This is a huge topic. And most probably the one that is most stressful for families moving to London. It certainly was for me. Important factors when deciding on the type of school you go for are a) the age of your child(ren) and b) your plans for returning to your home country. I […]