Choosing A London School

Tuesday 29 September 2020 
10:30am - 11:30am

London is one of the most cut-throat education markets on the planet. Each year, thousands of families vie for places at one of the capital’s many sought-after independent schools. This competition has driven up standards and, in contrast to the rest of the country, has seen new schools open in recent years.

When you also include the high-performing state schools, navigating the range of schooling options available to London parents can prove to be an unenviable task.

This online event, organised with the Good Schools Guide, is designed to help parents living in (or moving to) the capital deal with the extra pressures and complexities in finding a London school.

Our eminent panel all know London schools well. 

Topics will include:

  • The range in academic levels;
  • Provision of sport and facilities;
  • Choosing a school during COVID-19 - virtual open days and school visits;
  • How to plan for registration, admissions;
  • Entrance exams and assessment.

The Parents Forum brings together the brightest thinkers from education, finance, property & law, alongside the most respected independent school leaders to help parents as they plan their child’s educational journey.

The Good Schools Guide Parents Forum is organised by the Independent Schools Show in partnership with The Good Schools Guide.

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Grace Moody-Stuart - Good Schools Guide

Grace has worked for the Guide for over 14 years. She has extensive experience of advising parents about schools and education. With four school age children of her own, all at different kinds of school, Grace understands the pressures and anxieties that parents experience surrounding decisions about the education of their children.



Magoo was previously Head of Knightsbridge School from 2006-2015 and Head of Garden House Boys' School from 2000 - 2006.

He was educated at Eton College before being commissioned in the Coldstream Guards. During his military career Magoo served in the UK, Belize, Spain, Cyprus and Germany and was latterly Adjutant of the battalion in Bosnia looking after the 1,100 men and women in theatre. He was Aide de Camp to Lieutenant General the Hon Sir William Rous for two years and Coldstream Equerry to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for two years.

Magoo is a keen sportsman and sports fan and lists other interests as "children, travel, public speaking/entertaining, writing children’s stories and his family". Magoo is the founder of Knightsbridge School and created the KS Code.



As Director of Studies and Head of Sixth Form, Lee Kirby is in charge of motivating and guiding all of our students, especially in the all-important Year 13. He draws on a wealth of experience of different aspects of Ashbourne, from pastoral care to admissions and management, previously holding the role of Director of Operations.

He is also an accomplished musician and sportsman.

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