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Home Schooling advice: Be stubborn about your goals and flexible about your methods

Why Home Education Requires a Flexible Approach

Kate Shand, managing director of Enjoy Education, on why home education is more than a numbers (and spellings) game… Lead image: Ridofranz / iStock / Getty Images Plus The controversial consultation by the Department for Education (DfE) into compulsory registers of home schooled children has sparked a great deal of renewed interest in home-schooling. The […]

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Marina Fogle recently launched The Parent Hood Podcast to share parenting advice

Marina Fogle on The Parent Hood Podcast, #SelfCare and Why There’s No Such Thing as the Perfect Mother

Family expert Marina Fogle on why there is no such thing as the perfect mother, #SelfCare and The Parent Hood podcast Words: Hesham Abdelhamid Photography: Courtesy Marina Fogle / The Parent Hood Podcast There are some topics that stir up fevered conversations on social media, and parenting is one that is guaranteed to get people […]

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A private tutor can help your child prepare for entrance exams

Should I Send My Child to a Selective School?

Lead image: Dualstock / Getty Images Words: Mary Lonsdale of London Home Tutors At London Home Tutors, parents are increasingly asking us how to determine whether their child is suitable for a selective school. Knowing whether or not your child is suitable for an academically selective school is a very common concern among parents, who are not given the […]

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How to teach children the value of kindness and charity in a cruel world: The Hampshire School, Chelsea


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 […]

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How to set your child up for success in the 11+ exams | White House Prep, Balham

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 […]

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How do you ensure high achievers reach their full potential in mixed ability school classes?

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 […]

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Why outdoor play and active learning are crucial in early years learning

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 […]

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Sherfield School in Hampshire & Reading on the importance of all-through school and mixed age learning

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 […]

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How to make the most of school open days by Sinclair House School, Fulham,

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 […]

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Duke & Duchess of Cambridge with Prince George and Princess Charlotte


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 […]

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