Choosing a school
There are lots of different types of school in Kent, and it's important that your child goes to a school that's right for them.
Find a school
Find out about a school
To find out if a school is suitable for your child:
- visit the school - most schools have open days and evenings, for dates and times please check the school's website.
- ask other parents what they think about the school
- check the school’s admissions criteria - this sets out how schools choose which children to offer a school place to
- read the school’s Ofsted reports
- learn how Ofsted inspect schools
- check school league tables
- think about what school transport is available
- find out how the school can support your child if you are choosing a school for a child with a special educational need
- (if you are an overseas national entering the UK) check you have a right of abode, or that the conditions of your immigration status otherwise permit you to access a state-funded school before you make an application.