School Admissions Checklist 2020 for Parents

It’s 2020 folks and if you are a parent, it is time for one of the most important tasks to do – Find the perfect school for your child. So coming straight to the point, Zedua brings to you the school admissions checklist 2020 bringing to you things to consider when choosing a school that offers quality education and a conducive environment for learning. Let’s break new ground with our psychology of searching for schools. Let’s not stick to the conventional methods as we present to you a new approach of school search so that your child gets the right education.  

Please note that the checklist applies for first school admissions as well as if you are thinking of changing your child’s school.

Let’s begin,

1. Decide on which board you want to enroll your child into:

Oh, this is one of the tricky questions you ask yourself and can struggle with it for quite a sometime. But don’t worry as we have got this all sorted for you. There are 5 fives boards you can choose from that includes the education board of the state you are residing in, CBSE, CISCE, IGCSE or IB. It is important that as a parent you know all about the different boards, their salient features, pros, and cons, etc. to make a clear decision and choose the perfect board that suits your child’s intellectual inclination and personality as a whole.

CBSE: Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi is the most popular education board in India with more than 20,000 schools affiliated to this board. To get all your questions answered about the CBSE board, please click here.

ICSE: The Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) conducts the Indian School Certificate Examination (ICSE) for Std. 10th and the Indian School Certificate (ISC) for Std. 12th. It is a private national level board in India. Click here to know everything about the CISCE board.

IGCSE: The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) is an English language examination and a globally recognized certification developed by the University of Cambridge International Examinations. This program is often a misunderstood one with a fog of myths around. To get your doubts cleared, click here.

IB: With around 175 IB schools in India, this board is one of the merging choices among parents these days. To know more about this board, pros and cons and much more, click here.

2. Choose the one!

Once you research and study about the different boards available, the next step is to select a preferred board. As a parent, you need to consider the nature of your job before deciding on a board for your child. For instance, is it is a transferrable or a non-transferrable one. Parents should also consider the child’s liking, capability and the personality of the child before deciding on the type of board for their child. There is no-point overburdening or also giving them less educational exposure than their capacity. This is one of the most points to consider while finishing the school admission checklist.

3. Search for schools that offer your preferred board

The 3rd step is to search for the schools that offer your chosen education board. Zedua allows you to search for 1.6 million across India. Thus, this whole process just becomes easy. Making your school search disciplined and organized is one of the best tips you can get for your query – what to consider when choosing a school for your kid.

4. Infrastructure and facilities.

Check the academic infrastructure as well as provisions the school provides for extra-curricular activities. It is always beneficial for parents to take a school tour before deciding on a particular school. In addition to this, it is important that parents also check the safety provisions available on the campus along with hygiene provisions. Good hygiene ensures good health of the children as they spend more time in the school than home making it one of the important factors to consider during school admissions. In the case of good hygiene provisions, parents should also consider if the school has proper provisions for girls during their menstruation.

5. Rating and review.

Before making the decision final, parents should also go through what rating the school has on the internet along with the reviews of fellow parents. Zedua provides one of the largest communities online where you can read and write reviews of any school associated with Zedua. Click here to check the reviews and ratings of the school you are searching for.


Thus, these 5 golden point are important to consider during school admissions. Schooling is an important phase of life that shapes our personality. It is crucial that your chosen school contributes to the intellectual, emotional, social and physical development of your kids. Hope this school admission guide by Zedua will help you make the right decision at the right time.


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