The New School Rules For Parents

Current Affairs / Non-Fiction

Book cover

UK Publisher


Date Published

May 24th, 2007

Francis Gilbert’s new book tells parents the unvarnished truth about our education system, as only a teacher can. He shows that many schools are actually selective when they pretend not to be, and how to get your child into the best school. He also highlights the bullying and backstabbing that can blight the lives of pupils and their parents, and shows how you can help your children to deal with it. As well as containing the compelling personal stories of many parents, the book also offers hard-earned advice for improving your child’s results, dealing with teachers, and moving schools.


The New School Rules is a guidebook through the many contrived corridors of the English education system that does exactly what it says on the tin. Informative, clearly written and with a well worked and original organising principle, it is, to coin a phrase, the book no parent can be without

- The Times

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