How to Set Your Child Up for Success in the 11+ Exams
What is the 11+, why is it important and how do you set your children up for success? The White House prep School in Balham answers your 11+ questions… The question on many parents’ lips when they first visit a school is about the 11+ process, whether their child is a babe in arms or […]
What is the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)?
Advertising Promotion Greg Meakin, Head of Prep at Sherfield School, explains the significance of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and why it’s important to choose the right nursery for your child The EYFS The Reception year for 4-5 year olds is the culmination of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) which underpins and sets the […]
The Advantages of an All-Through School Education
Advertising Promotion Greg Meakin, Head of Prep at Sherfield School, looks at the advantages of an all-through school education, from familiarity with staff to the logistics of dealing with siblings and a seamless curriculum… All-through schools combine at least two stages of a child’s education. Within the independent sector this typically involves a combination of Pre-Prep […]
How to Make the Most of School Open Days
Advertising Promotion The team at Sinclair House School in Fulham share their top tips on how to make the most of school open days… Choosing a Preparatory School can seem like a daunting task for families, many of whom find the process of wading through piles of prospectuses, large websites and endless school guides an […]
How to Ensure High Achievers Reach Their Full Potential in School
ADVERTISING PROMOTION Donal Brennan, Headmaster of The Hampshire School, Chelsea, on enabling academically gifted pupils to reach their potential in mixed ability groups Social mobility, equal opportunity and closing the attainment gap are all huge issues in the schools sector, and rightly so. The whole sector, from central government down to individual schools, is working […]
PRINCE GEORGE’S NEW HEADMASTER BEN THOMAS ON INSPIRING PUPILS
Ben Thomas, Headmaster at Thomas’s Battersea, Prince George’s £6,000-a-term private preparatory school, discusses the importance of a broad curriculum… Words: Madeleine Howell As our children return to school, it’s important to foster a love of learning that reaches beyond exam results and league tables. For Ben Thomas, who has been the Headmaster at Thomas’s in […]
WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO TEACH OUR CHILDREN HOW TO HELP OTHERS
ADVERTISING PROMOTION Donal Brennan, Headmaster of The Hampshire School, Chelsea, on the importance of teaching children the value of kindness and charity as global citizens in a turbulent world… There is a great deal of suffering in our world. Sadly, this is something that our children are accustomed to; they are growing up exposed to […]
WHAT CAN YOU DO IF YOU FAIL YOUR EXAMS?
Why failing your GCSEs and A levels doesn’t necessarily mean the be all and end all – there are options out there
WHAT DOES INSPIRATION LOOK LIKE IN THE CLASSROOM?
ADVERTISING PROMOTION The word ‘inspiration’ is often cited in educational literature, but what does this actually look like in a classroom context? At Sinclair House School, ‘inspiration’ translates to truly exciting pupils by capturing, nurturing and directing their curiosity – within different facets of school life and across all aspects of learning. Having a curriculum […]
WHY A CREATIVE APPROACH TO THE CURRICULUM IS BEST
ADVERTISING PROMOTION Angela Drew, Headmistress at Bromley High School GDST, on why an innovative approach to the curriculum, as found in independent schools, paves the way for a brighter future The images used to portray private education in the media seldom serve Britain’s innovative, world class independent schools well: aristocratic boys lounging in […]