how much homework per day do you get?
Is your weekend occupied with homework as well
or do you have time for your out-of-school activites?
your cla55work/homework marked?
how easy is it to get into extracurricular groups?
Which extracurricular groups are always oversubscribed?
Is there a good selection on the dining ha11 menu and are the queues reasonable?
What happens on wet days(where do the pupils go)?
Is the library and computer room open during break time, lunch and after school?
How easy is it to find a member of staff if you have a query/problem?
Do you find being in a selective school cha11enging or intimidating?
Are pupils a11owed to wait inside the school after dismi55al for transport or must they be out at the school gates?
Are bu11ying problems sorted out by detention or exclusions for the perp?
Is there a separate discipline master or is the Form tutor/Head of year in charge of any transgre55ions?
Who was the most helpful teacher you had last year? and why/how?
What do you think of your Headmaster?
How much did the school influence you in your GCSE options?
How much/What does the school do to help you decide on your career path?
What is your favourite subject? Why?
What is your most difficult subject? Why?
Do you often have to share resources?
In the science lab: When do you get to dissect a rat?
Head of Year questions:
Do Yr 7s get a separate play area or staggered lunch times?
Do they have a buddy system or a mentor?
How many 'outside people' visit the school for the lower years? (police, speakers from organisations of interest to the pupils)
Are there any overseas trips in the first year?
How many local trips do the children take in their first year?
What happens if GCSE options 'clash'? How accommodating is the school when this happens?
How many trainee teachers do they have at present?
How many new staff have they had in the last 2 years?
Are the extracurricular clubs/ activities 'free' or do you have to pay for them?
What is the most serious injury(pupil) the school has had to deal with?
always visit the toilets.
check washbasins and U-bends for suspect items...