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Developing numeracy – The Art of giving the Same Name to Different Things?  by Frances Mwale, Farlington Prep Headmistress

The French mathematician, Henri Poincare, described mathematics, unlike poetry, as “the art of giving the same name to different things”. I like this definition as, rather than being all about right or...

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Choosing the right school: avoiding common mistakes – Alan Whelpdale, Headmaster at Leicester High School for Girls, outlines a simple plan for this difficult decision.

I remember a parent with an angst-ridden face once saying to me: ‘Unless I believe it to be the best school in the world...

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Interpreting league tables and the different exams now offered in schools – Alex Peterken, Headmaster of Cheltenham College

It would be unusual if parents did not take a keen interest in how successful a prospective school was and how much their son or daughter might be expected to achieve in...

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Scholarship interview preparation – Patricia Woodhouse, Headmistress, Malvern St James Girls’ School gives her expert advice.

How can you prepare your child if they are due to go for an interview as part of a scholarship application - what questions should be expected? As Headmistress, I always look...

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School Fee Planning FAQs

submitted by Halcyon Independent Financial Advisers, Stratford Upon Avon My son is now 3 years old and I would like him to educate him privately from age 11.  Is it possible to...

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Useful links

Ofsted – Office for Standards in Education - www.ofsted.gov.uk CReSTeD - Council for the Registration of Schools Teaching Dyslexic Pupils -  www.crested.org.uk DCSF – Department for Children, Schools and families - www.dcsf.gov.uk...

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Finance

Like most long-term financial planning it is of great importance to obtain the correct advice at the outset so that future events can be anticipated. The planning must be thorough and take...

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Choosing an independent school

As a parent you know your child better than anyone else, their interests, varying abilities and their individual needs.  Choosing an independent school for them should satisfy these criteria and so provide...

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