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A DECADE OF SUCCESS AT SHIPLAKE COLLEGE

Gregg Davies is celebrating a decade as Headteacher of Shiplake College and he tells Mark Kebble about changes made – and the ways they have remained resolutely the same In this age of league tables and demands on examination results, talking to Gregg Davies is really rather refreshing. ‘I like someone to come to Shiplake […]

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Pupils at St James Girls School

MEET THE HEAD: ST JAMES SENIOR GIRLS’ SCHOOL

St James Senior Girls’ School in Kensington combines holistic practices with modern teaching. As a result the pupils at this independent school are well-rounded, confident and calm – quite a feat for a school full of teenage girls! Here Jemima Boost speaks to the new Headmistress of St James Senior Girls’ School, Sarah Labram. Congratulations […]

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MARYMOUNT INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL’S FAB LAB

There’s an extra reason to be excited about the turn of a new school year at Marymount International School: the opening of their Fab Lab. Headmistress Sarah Gallagher explains what to expect Marymount International School was the first all girls boarding school to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma in the UK, some 35 years […]

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READING SPONSORSHIP FOR PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Kew Bookshop has launched a new award to celebrate World Book Day for local state-funded primary schools in Richmond, Ealing, Wandsworth, Hounslow and Hammersmith & Fulham. The schools are being encouraged to enter the bookshop’s Achieving through Reading Sponsorship Award, to be in with the chance to win a year’s worth of literacy support between World Book […]

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WHEN THE QUEEN VISITED FELSTED SCHOOL

Ever wondered what happens behind the scenes when a school welcomes HM The Queen? Headmaster of Felsted, Dr Mike Walker, reveals all

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HOW MILTON ABBEY AND CATH KIDSTON JOINED FORCES

Schools are creating a host of ingenious ways to draw out the entrepreneurs of the future, highlighted perfectly by Cath Kidston’s involvement with co-educational boarding school Milton Abbey in Dorset. Paul Kelly takes a closer look at that and how other schools are drawing out the entrepreneurs of the future Richard Branson and Alan Sugar […]

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WHY SHAKESPEARE IS ALIVE AND WELL AT 450

The Globe’s Director of Globe Education Patrick Spottiswoode tells us why there will always be a place for Shakespeare in education even 450 years after the Bard’s birth Ben Jonson wrote that Shakespeare was ‘not of an age but for all time’. He felt the same about himself. He had the vanity to publish his […]

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HOW DOGS TRUST ARE TEACHING THE PET OWNERS OF TOMORROW

Prep and junior schools across the UK are being targeted by Dogs Trust as key to improving animal welfare for future generations. Mark Kebble takes the lead to find out more Beware of the dog. It’s a sign that’s filled postmen with trepidation for many decades, but it’s a message that’s equally relevant in everyday […]

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KEW HOUSE SCHOOL’S REMARKABLE FIRST YEAR

September marks Kew House School’s first anniversary and already it has come far. From extended class times to tables turning into art canvases, Mark Kebble looks at a pioneering approach to secondary education Take a moment to think about everything you disliked at school. Dull science labs, long queues for a disappointing lunch, waiting outside […]

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tante marie cookery school

HARRY EASTWOOD ON HOW TANTE MARIE HELPED SHAPE HER CAREER

One of Tante Marie’s successful alumni, Harry Eastwood explains to Mark Kebble how the culinary academy shaped her career and why it’s set the standard for 60 years Oh how I wish I went to university with Harry Eastwood. ‘I was always pretty passionate about dinner parties,’ she recalls of her time at St Andrews. […]

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