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DISSECTING THE EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE

With changes being implemented to the Early Years Foundation Stage, what does it all mean for the children starting out on their educational journey, and how can parents help? Michelle Van Wyk shows how you can help those baby steps The day my third and last child started nursery marked a huge, but emotional milestone, […]

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INDEPENDENT EDUCATION: MORE THAN AN ACADEMIC INVESTMENT

The new headmistress of Bromley High School, Angela Drew, describes why investing in an independent school for your child isn’t just an investment in their academic development but also their physical, cultural, social and moral character “We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our […]

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ENCOURAGING GIRLS TO TAKE UP SPORT

On the eve of the World Cup, Kathryn Pullen, Head of Sydenham High – an independent day school for girls – emphasises the importance of sport in developing mind, body and inner resilience Research shows girls are far less likely than boys to be physically active – so it’s very important for schools to encourage […]

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EDUCATION AT LA PETITE ECOLE FRANCAISE

We have looked at the benefits of a bilingual education from an English speaking point of view, but what of the the many thousands of French nationals who settle in London? Devika Malik, owner of La Petite Ecole Francaise, takes us behind the scenes How long has your school been in existence for now? La […]

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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BI-LINGUAL SCHOOLS?

We live in a multi-cultural society, so what will our children gain by attending a bi-lingual school? Philippe Fraser, Director of Islington’s Mars Montessori nursery, explains the benefits

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WHAT DIFFERENCE WILL AN INDEPENDENT EDUCATION MAKE?

There is no doubt that choosing a school is daunting; and choosing an independent education can seem more so. It is an investment in your child’s future and not an insignificant one, says head teacher of Bromley High School Louise Simpson

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SHOULD SCHOOLS USE IPADS?

Two years ago, Broomwood Hall pioneered the use of iPads throughout the school. Here Joint Principal Malcolm Colquhoun describes the experience

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