Advice for parents

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 […]


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 […]

Single-Sex or Co-Educational – Which Offers the Best Preparation for ‘Real Life’? – Eve Jardine-Young, Principal of Cheltenham Ladies’ College

Eve Jardine-Young - Principal, Cheltenham Ladies' College

Decisions about education are some of the most important choices that parents and children have to make. There is certainly not a one-size-fits-all solution and these choices should be informed by a child’s personality, talents and stage of personal development. Recently, there have been reports claiming that single-sex education does not prepare girls for the […]

Choosing a good school and the right school – John Moule, Warden of Radley College

In the dim and distant days when I was a Housemaster, a bright-eyed boy arrived for his first day and I was chatting to him and his parents. I remembered (rather impressively, I thought) that they had been torn between us and another school. I asked politely what had made the difference, fully expecting the […]

The Pros and Cons of Single Sex Education – John Towers, Headmaster of Homefield Preparatory School, Surrey

The debate over the positives and negatives of single sex education is certainly not a new one. At the turn of the twentieth century, the vast majority of educational establishments in Britain catered for just one gender. However, today single sex schools are more the exception than the rule with many formerly single sex establishments […]

CHOOSING A BOARDING PREP SCHOOL – IN SCOTLAND! – by Innes MacAskill, Headmaster of Belhaven Hill School in Dunbar, Scotland.

Choosing an appropriate school for your child is always a daunting prospect that every parent faces at one time or another, especially when considering the option of boarding. However, if you are in the Forces and based abroad, this problem is further exacerbated by the worries and practicalities related to sending one’s child so far […]

“Believe, Inspire, Succeed” – SEND at Slindon College – David Quick, Headteacher of Slindon College

Here at Slindon College we provide specialist learning support for approximately 100 boys aged 11 to 18, all with SEND. The boys are aged between 11 and 18 and include both day pupils and boarders. With a staff-student ratio of 1:5. we provide a carefully structured and tailored education for students who cannot thrive in […]

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