Advice for parents

What is CReSteD and how does it help boarding families? – by Brendan Wignall , Headmaster of Ellesmere College and Chair of CReSTeD

Ellesmere College independent day and boarding school Shropshire

The Council for the Registration of Schools Teaching Dyslexic pupils (CReSTeD) is a charity set up in 1989 with the aim of helping parents and those who advise them to choose schools for children with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD). It is a valuable resource for parents, educational advisers and schools and acts as a source […]

Why study A-level Maths and Further Maths? – Kings Colleges

Kings Education

Universities value Maths and it is a pre-requisite subject for a huge number of degrees. People who have studied Maths/ Further Maths have an excellent choice of careers, many of which involve very well-paid professions. Maths and Further Maths are two of the Russell Group universities’ ‘facilitating’ subjects — so-called because choosing them at A-level […]

Tips on choosing the best A-level subjects for you – Kings Colleges

Kings Education

One of the most difficult decisions students have to make to achieve their place at a top university is which subjects they should study at A-level. Every student is an individual. Whilst there is no single recipe for success, it’s sensible to choose subjects that demonstrate your ability and develop both your subject knowledge and […]

What careers can a degree in Art and Design lead to? – Adam Whitbread, Principal, Kings London.

Kings London independent college Kent

In short, when it comes to the world of work, there are endless opportunities for art and design graduates – both in terms of job roles and industries. Currently, it is estimated the UK creative industries workforce totals over 2 million. The global innovation foundation NESTA states the UK is on track to create a […]

Benefits of Independent Education from a young age – Chris Calvey, Headmaster Great Walstead School

Great Walstead independent school West Sussex

With league tables an established part of our educational system, older children’s learning experience is very much focused on passing an exam with the best possible grade.  Indeed many schools now decide which A-Level options pupils can take based on the likelihood of getting the best grade, sometimes at the expense of that particular pupil […]

2018 GCSE RESULTS

To view 2018 GCSE results from the list below, click on the school name and scroll down to view the news item. St Swithun’s School – Hampshire, (Girls, Day & Boarding) Cheltenham Ladies’ College – Gloucestershire, (Girls, Day & Boarding) The Maynard School – Devon, (Girls, Day) Cranleigh – Surrey, (Coeducational, Day & Boarding) Burgess Hill Girls – […]

2018 A LEVEL RESULTS

To view 2018 A Level results from the list below, click on the school name and scroll down to view the news item. Leighton Park School – Berkshire, (Coeducational, Day & Boarding) Abbey Gate College – Cheshire, (Coeducational, Day) Malvern St James – Worcestershire, (Girls, Day & Boarding) Cheltenham Ladies’ College – Gloucestershire, (Girls, Day & Boarding) King’s Rochester […]

Is your child moving up to Primary School in September? – Suzanne Roberts, Burgess Hill Girls Nursery teacher and manager

Burgess Hill Girls independent girls day and boarding school West Sussex

Is your child moving up to Primary School in September? Burgess Hill Girls Nursery teacher and manager Suzanne Roberts has put together some tips to ensure the move is a smooth one. Most schools have an induction day or Meet the Teacher day. This is a really important time for your child to see what their new […]

St George’s School for Girls, Edinburgh – The Importance of Play in the Pre-school Year: Key Facts Every Parent Should Consider

St George's girls independent day and boarding school Edinburgh Scotland

Do you have a daughter who is 3 or 4 years-old who will be entering her pre-school year in August? Are you wondering what she should be learning in pre-school? Developing and learning through play form the foundations of all our early learners’ experiences. Why is learning through play so important? Play and early development […]

How to help your child prepare for Primary 1 at school – Sue Hay, Head of St George’s Junior School

St George's girls independent day and boarding school Edinburgh Scotland

As the head of the Junior School at St George’s, I enjoy offering advice and support to help girls and their parents settle quickly into Primary 1. Starting school is an exciting time but can be daunting too. There are many ways you can support and extend your child’s skills and readiness before she starts. […]

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