Originally published in 1953, this book was written to provide parents with a guide to the process of secondary education and the opportunities presented by it. It was created in the light of the 1944 Education Act, which gave every child in England and Wales the right to free secondary schooling. The text describes the nature of the new educational environment created by the Act and offers background information on the kind of challenges and potential decisions created by it. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the development of secondary schools and the history of education.
1. The new framework; 2. The annual entrance examination; 3. The common entrance examination (independent schools); 4. The grammar school; 5. The public school; 6. The secondary technical school W. F. Stephenson; 7. The secondary modern school S. B. Harris; 8. The school health service P. X. Bermingham; 9. Careers Charlotte Bailey; 10. Miscellaneous problems.