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Developing thinking skills across the curriculum, by Dr Lorraine Earps, Head Teacher of Queen’s College, Taunton

For the first time as educationalists, we are attempting to prepare young people for a future we do not recognise. A pupil moving into Year 7 this year is likely to enter...

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

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...

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

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...

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Kings: a different kind of international

There are many schools both in the UK and around the world that define themselves as ‘international’. International schools come...

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Adding value with the Extended Project Qualification – Kings Colleges

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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Successful university applications: more than just grades – 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...

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