Secondary school is an important time in a child's life as they transition from childhood to adolescence. It is a time when they discover who they are and what they are interested in. They are also learning to become independent and responsible for their learning. Secondary school is a time to make friends and learn from different teachers and perspectives.
All of this is important in preparing for life after secondary school.
There are a few things to consider when deciding which grammar school is right for your child’s secondary school education.
The first is location. You'll want to choose a school close to home, so your child doesn't have to travel far.
The second is the school's curriculum. You'll want to make sure the school offers a curriculum that your child is interested in.
The third is the school's extracurricular activities. Again, you'll want to choose a school that offers activities that your child is interested in.
The fourth is the school's size. Again, you'll want to choose a school that is the right size for your child.
The fifth is the school's teachers. You'll want to choose a school with teachers your child likes and can learn from.
The sixth is the school's environment. You'll want to choose a school with an environment your child feels comfortable in.
The seventh is the school's cost. Even though most Grammar schools are state-funded, there are other costs involved in sending your child to a Grammar school like school trips, extracurricular activities, clubs etc.
The eighth is the school's admissions process. You'll want to choose a school with an admissions process like the exam format your child is comfortable with.
The ninth is the school's culture. You'll want to choose a school with a culture your child is comfortable with.
The tenth is the school's values. You'll want to choose a school that has values that you agree with.