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WHY THE IB REIGNS AT SEVENOAKS SCHOOL

Since the 1970s, acclaimed Sevenoaks School has adopted the International Baccalaureate. Here, Headteacher Katy Ricks explains why the school phased out A-levels and how the global outlook followed by their students will stand them in good stead Sevenoaks School is a co-educational day and boarding school for pupils aged 11-18. Founded in 1432, Sevenoaks provides […]

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THE SCANDINAVIAN EDUCATION SYSTEM EXPLORED

Wildflowers Kindergarten, founded by Helena Nilsson in Hampshire, takes the principles of the Scandinavian education system and implements them into teaching nursery-aged children – but why does it work? The founder explains all Why is Scandinavia’s approach to education held in such high regard? Why, too, is the approach ideal for nursery school aged children? […]

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WHY EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ARE VITAL

Executive Principal of Southbank International School Graham Lacey explains why extra-curricular activities are just as important as academic studies and how they have a direct effect on the overall performance of a child In recent years there has been much talk in the educational press of schools relegating the importance they give to extra-curricular activities to allow […]

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WHY THE IB IS A GLOBAL PHENOMENON

If you want to know why the International Baccalaureate works, Dwight School London Headteacher David Rose is best placed to reveal why. He talks to Mark Kebble about a global career, what he loves about the IB and why Dwight School London is different I believe next year will mark ten years for you David […]

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IMPRESSIVE RESULTS FROM BROMLEY HIGH SCHOOL

League tables and exam results are often key factors when choosing a school for your child. But how about the more creative subjects? One school that’s thriving in all areas is Bromley High School GDST.  Here headmistress Angela Drew lists the excellent achievements of her students FEATURED PROMOTION Studies of women in the professional workplace […]

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WHY RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS PLAY A ROLE IN EDUCATION

It’s a hot potato of a subject, but what do religious schools bring to education in modern times? One successful all through school, Bishop Challoner in Shortlands, Kent, is a shining light as Mark Kebble discovers when meeting up with their recently appointed Headteacher, Paula Anderson How would you say Bishop Challoner has evolved since […]

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THE POWER OF ART & DESIGN IN SCHOOLS

From poppy installations to winning national awards, Bromley High School GDST certainly shows how far a good art & design education can take pupils. The Head of Art & Design at the school, Becky Shepley, talks to Mark Kebble about the snowball effect You have been here five and a half years Becky – what’s […]

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LEARN TO SWIM WITH MARK FOSTER

Champion swimmer Mark Foster has put his name to a new way to teach us all to swim – and reveals to Mark Kebble the role Millfield School played in his career

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BROMLEY HIGH SCHOOL GDST’S NEW ERA

We are three months into a new era at Bromley High School GDST as September saw a new Headmistress start her reign. Angela Drew talks to Mark Kebble about tradition, success and the joys of bringing the very best out of her students Bromley High School is a school with 130 years of tradition, where […]

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LANCING COLLEGE HOLDS CELEBRITY CONCERT

Lancing College has long been renowned for being the perfect setting for chamber music – as we all found out at a celebrity concert on 4 November This special concert featured two sensational talents. Guy Johnston, a Classical Brit award winner and former BBC Young Musician of the Year, is one of the most exciting […]

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