Before applying for secondary schools for your child you should research all the schools that you and your child are interested in. You can find helpful information from a variety of sources, including:
- School prospectuses
- School Open Sessions
- Parents' information booklet - Secondary schools
Schools have their own booklets that explain:
- The subjects they teach
- The facilities they have
- What they aim to achieve for their pupils
You should contact the schools directly for a copy of their booklet.
School open sessions
All schools hold open days and evenings, when parents and children can visit and talk to teachers and existing pupils. These are a very good opportunity for you and your child to get the feel of the school.
See the Secondary Schools Open Sessions Booklet at the bottom of the page for times and dates of open sessions.