Advice for parents

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. […]

Is single-sex education still relevant today? Marina Gardiner Legge, Head of the independent girls’ school, Heathfield School, argues the case for single-sex education in helping girls to fulfil their potential.

Heathfield girls' independent day and boarding school Ascot Berkshire

In an interview at the Independent Schools Show 2017 in Battersea Park, Head of Heathfield School, Marina Gardiner Legge, addressed some common questions surrounding single-sex education. Why do parents choose single-sex education? “I don’t believe that they do,” said Ms Gardiner Legge. “They choose the right school for their child and to do this they […]

2017 GCSE RESULTS

To view 2017 GCSE reults from the list below, click on the school name and scroll down to view the news item. Loretto School –  East Lothian, Scotland, (Coeducational, Day & Boarding) Lord Wandsworth College – Hampshire, (Coeducational, Day & Boarding) Abbey Gate College – Cheshire, (Coeducational, Day) Bootham School – North Yorkshire, (Coeducational, Day & Boarding) The Maynard School – Devon, (Girls, Day) […]

2017 A LEVEL RESULTS

To view 2017 A Level results from the list below, click on the school name and scroll down to view the news item. Loretto School –  East Lothian, Scotland, (Coeducational, Day & Boarding) Lord Wandsworth College – Hampshire, (Coeducational, Day & Boarding) Abbey Gate College – Cheshire, (Coeducational, Day) Bootham School – North Yorkshire, (Coeducational, Day & Boarding) The Maynard School – Devon, (Girls, […]

Cambridge Centre for Sixth Form Studies – HOW TO PICK YOUR A-LEVELS – SPECIALISATION OR BREADTH?

CCSS independent Sixth Form College Cambridgeshire

Choosing your A-Levels can be a bit of a challenge. If you are thinking about taking A-Levels you will need to choose subjects that you will enjoy, that you believe you will do well in, and which will help you get to where you want to be in the future. If you choose the wrong […]

Berkshire Students Offered Guidance On Future-Defining Choices – Paul Hodges, Head of Sixth Form, LVS Ascot

LVS Ascot independent day and boarding school Berkshire

Year 11 students across Berkshire are being encouraged to get thinking about their futures by a local Head of Sixth Form, offering a number of tips on preparing to choose A-level subjects which many schools require in the build up to Christmas. from independent all-ability school LVS Ascot has been advising students on Sixth Form […]

HOW TO GET THE MOST FROM A SCHOOL OPEN DAY – Louise Higson, Headmistress, Farlington School

Farlington girls independent school West Sussex

Farlington School is holding its Open Morning on Saturday 17th September. Visitors will be able to hear an address by the Headmistress Ms Louise Higson and the Prep Headmistress Mrs Frances Mwale, have a guided tour of the school and grounds, and meet key members of staff. The morning will feature a hockey and netball […]

Tips for helping children and teenagers with homework – By Grant Hudson for Greenfields School

Greenfields independent school East Sussex

Set up a homework space. A survey done a few years ago with a Year 9 class revealed some interesting things. One was that almost no one in the class had a particular space set up for doing homework in the evenings or on weekends. One boy, who lived on a narrow barge with his […]

IS MORE REALLY MERRIER? THE MERITS OF A SMALLER BOARDING HOUSE – DEBORAH ROBERTS-BARTER, HEAD OF BOARDING, FARLINGTON SCHOOL

It is easy to assume that a big boarding school equals a better boarding experience.  However, this is not necessarily the case and it is certainly not always the right option for all children. So, why should you choose a smaller boarding school?  The reasons are many and varied. At Farlington School, a day and boarding […]

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