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What to consider when viewing a secondary school

- How many schools will you look at?

- Should you attend an open evening or in-session visit? Open evening or in-session visit?

- Are the students well-presented and polite?

- Are the facilities well maintained?

- What are the exam results like?

- What progress do students make?

- How will the school cater for your child’s needs?

- Will the size of the school suit your child?

- What is the learning environment like?

- What extra-curricular activities are offered?

- How is behaviour managed?

- Do senior staff know the students’ names?

- What does your child think of the school?

- What school trips are programmed and at what stages?

- Does the school have a student council?