Welcome to your SO education special. Over the next few pages some of our best schools tell us what makes them – and their approach to learning – stand out from the crowd
Choosing the right school for your child is one of the biggest decisions parents have to make, and more often than not it can seem like an extremely daunting prospect.
But it needn’t be as here in Tunbridge Wells we are fortunate to have so many excellent schools, both state and independent, selective and non-selective – all of which achieve very good academic results.
Whether you’re looking for the perfect prep or seeking a senior school option, we have plenty of advice within the pages of this special education supplement which looks at everything from how to engage young children in a formal learning environment to sourcing the best secondary school so your teen can thrive in both their GCSE and A Level exams.
In addition to achieving good grades, parents and pupils will also need to consider how their extra-curricular and sporting talents can be nurtured and developed.
“The most important factor when choosing a school is to make sure that you are matching the school to the needs of your child, rather than the other way round”
Good schools will do this intuitively, providing a supportive learning environment alongside a personalised approach to each child in order to ensure that all students are an integral part of the community. Within this guide, many of our local educational establishments will talk specifically about this…
And remember that when visiting a school it is just as important to get a sense of ‘fit’ as, don’t forget it is individual teachers we remember long after we leave, and very often subjects are chosen because pupils are inspired by those teachers.
The most important factor when choosing a school is to make sure that you are matching the school to the needs of your child, rather than the other way round. First and foremost, your child needs to be happy, nurtured and challenged – all future success stems from this.
Finally, we are lucky that many of our local schools also have extensive facilities to enhance a child’s education meaning they can provide an unrivalled range of sporting, artistic, musical and dramatic activities. Read on to discover which of our local seats of learning can best match your child’s needs…