Information on how to find out more about a school and view a list of schools in Hillingdon.
How can I find out more about a school?
Go to open evening
Ask your parents if you can go to the open evening together. This will give you both a good opportunity to have a look around the school and find out more about it.
Ask children who go to the school what it's like
They will know a lot about the school. There are often pupils of the secondary schools at the open evenings.
Look at the Internet
Lots of schools have their own websites, which is a great way of finding out information.
Get a prospectus
This is a brochure about the secondary school. It will contain lots of information about the school, and you can get these at the open evenings.
Look on a map to find out where it is
It may be that you are really interested in a certain school, but when you look on a map, it is too far from where you live. Think about this and if you're unsure talk to your parents or carers.
Ask about facilities
This is something you can ask about at the open evenings. You might be able to have a tour of the school. The school will probably have some facilities that you do not have at your primary school, like lockers.
Look at the school specialism
Some schools have specialist subjects. This is worth finding out, as there may be a subject you are really good at or enjoy.
Further information on selected schools within the borough and what to expect from your new school. Find out about the following:
- your first day
- time tables
- subjects and homework
- your teachers
- examinations and much more ...
Check out the Cool School website.
Secondary schools list
Uxbridge College is one of the best performing general further education colleges in London in terms of success rate for all qualifications at all levels and all ages.
For more information visit Uxbridge college website.
Free school meals
View Hillingdon council site for information on who is eligible for free school meals.
Last updated: Fri 21 Oct 2011 at 13:33