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The benefits of boys-only boarding,  by John Moule, Warden of Radley College

John Moule, Warden of Radley College, Oxfordshire

I am not a single-sex zealot. That might seem odd coming from the Warden of Radley College, one of the great bastions of boys-only boarding, but it’s true. I get a little fed up with evangelical statements, backed up by supposedly incontrovertible statistics, that girls do better in this environment, boys in that. We all […]

The importance of the creative arts – by Liz Laybourn, Head of Burgess Hill Girls School

Burgess Hill Girls independent day and boarding school West Sussex

A boarding environment gives children and young people an unrivalled opportunity to develop their creative talents to the full. Whether it’s fine art, design and technology, textiles or graphics, music and drama or photography, the arts should be at the heart of the school curriculum. But in too many schools, the creative arts are being […]

Kings: a different kind of international

Kings Colleges independent colleges Oxford, London, Bournemouth and Brighton

There are many schools both in the UK and around the world that define themselves as ‘international’. International schools come in many different shapes and sizes and there are many different factors to consider – the origin of its students, the experience of its teachers and its choice of programmes to name a few. It […]

Adding value with the Extended Project Qualification – Kings Colleges

Kings Education

The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) is a standalone qualification which is often taken alongside A-levels. It is highly valued for progression to university and carries UCAS tariff points. Through the EPQ qualification, students will complete a research project to explore an area of their own interest. At Kings this is usually directly related to their ambitions […]

A global community: the best learning environment for today’s students – Kings Colleges

Kings Education

As the world becomes smaller and more globalised, for young people today there are endless benefits to learning alongside students of other nationalities. There are many schools both in the UK and around the world that define themselves as ‘international’, and whose communities consist of students from a range of countries and cultures. Whilst it […]

School should be Enchanting? – Chris Calvey, Headmaster Great Walstead School

Great Walstead independent school West Sussex

Chris Calvey Headmaster of Great Walstead School, West Sussex, talks about the balancing act of meeting academic rigor whilst maintaining pupils’ excitement and enthusiasm. School League tables are now very much a part of our lives and pre-testing for schools is creeping in at a younger and younger age.  Now, take into account the not […]

Learning Should Be Magical – Chris Calvey, Headmaster Great Walstead School

Great Walstead independent school West Sussex

Chris Calvey, Headmaster of Great Walstead School, West Sussex, talks about the importance of creating an engaging and stimulating learning environment which ensures young children maintain a genuine love of learning which will stay with them in adulthood. Children intrinsically have a curiosity and desire to explore their world. They have a need to discover […]

Successful university applications: more than just grades – Nigel Addison, Principal, Kings Brighton

Nigel Addison, principal, Kings Brighton

Securing a university place is a landmark moment in any student’s life and one which therefore requires plenty of thought and preparation. University provides an opportunity to explore a specific field in greater depth, often providing the platform from which students launch their professional careers and marks a new stage of personal development and independence. […]

WHY DIAMONDS MAY BE A BOY’S BEST FRIEND TOO – Kate Reynolds, Head of Leweston School

If men really were from Mars and Women from Venus, where would they choose to send their offspring to school?  Co-ed or single sex? The arguments for and against each system will be familiar and Sherborne offers examples of both. Evidence has long suggested teenagers get better exam results from single-sex classes, although this has […]

St George’s School, Edinburgh – Bringing Outdoor Learning to Life

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

This article is published in the magazine Wood Wise, Woodland Conservation News, December 2017. Paula Sinclair is a P5 teacher and the curriculum leader of outdoor learning at St George’s School for Girls, Edinburgh. Young people of previous generations enjoyed a world of building dens, whittling sticks, building river dams and generally grubbing around the […]

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