A good number of them thinks (and in some cases rightfully so, I have to admit!) that a school’s name and reputation is everything.
Then there are those who choose a school because someone in the family visited that same school, their choice of school is then merely a family tradition rather.
For our family, choosing a good school always involves to close look at what a school has to offer and I’m not only talking about what I would call “standard classes”. For us, extracurricular activities and in particular what a school has to offer when it comes to sports is equally important.
It is a simple fact that it can benefit your children greatly when they’re actively engaged in enjoying some team sports in school. This is something which can teach them responsibility and other qualities that maths or chemistry cannot necessarily teach them. Let’s not even mention the benefits for your children’s health when they can enjoy such activities.
On the other hand, not all schools in the United Kingdom give sports the focus and attention it deserves.
Aside from sporting activities for the children there are of course other things a school could offer them, depending on their particular interests. Maybe they don’t like soccer but what if some of your children would love to play an instrument, sing in a choir or would like to spend afternoons playing against each other in a game of chess?
I would highly recommend that you take a very close look at what a school can offer your children before you make the decision to sign your children up for it. As per my experience, private schools in the UK often have to best options available when it comes to such extracurricular activities. Just don’t make the mistake to rush this decision and always compare several schools side-by-side. If you can, allowing children a trial run for a particular school as well. This can be very helpful if you want to find the best one.
One good private school in Hertfordshire is the Kingshottschool. My children are very happy with it and this why I and my children recommended it to you!
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