Choosing the right school for your children is something into which many parents put an enormous amount of effort. From pre-preparatory schooling up, making sure that your kids are happy, settled and enjoying their experiences is, unsurprisingly, a high priorty for many parents now that the world of university and work is so competitive.
The choices can be baffling: independent schools have changed a good deal in just a generation. Fewer children are boarding, and more are coming home for the weekends, while parents are much more hands on than they were a few years ago, keen to live close school so they can attend everything from rugby matches to art exhibitions.
Would your child flourish in a creative, free-thinking school or do they require a robust academic environment to enable their best efforts? Would they like to board for long periods or would you have them at home?