Parents then face the dilemma of where to send their children to secondary school, and how to get a place.
If you need help with your decision, check out our page on Secondary Schools
Here are the crucial stages of an independent secondary school application, at 11+ or 13+:
1) Arrange a visit and register to apply
Schools have their own rules about when it is necessary to register, so make sure you identify where you want to apply as early as possible, and get your child’s registration in before the dead-line.
Elite public schools like Eton and Harrow often necessitate a very early registration, up to five years before applying in some cases.