Education News & Features

Bishop Challenor Prep Head

WHY AN ALL-THROUGH EDUCATION WORKS AT BISHOP CHALLONER

ADVERTISEMENT PROMOTION Bishop Challoner, a Catholic co-educational independent school in Shortlands, offers the entire educational journey for pupils aged from 3 to 18, with excellent retention levels from junior to senior school. In such a positive learning environment, high standards and expectations are set at every level. Staff work closely with the pupils within one […]

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60 years of the National Youth Theatre

60 YEARS OF THE NATIONAL YOUTH THEATRE

Helen Mirren, Daniel Craig, Daniel Day Lewis… Just a couple of the illustrious names to have come out of the National Youth Theatre over the last 60 years – and the organisation show no signs of slowing down The National Youth Theatre (NYT) has had quite a history since it was founded in 1956 by […]

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Importance of the international classroom

IMPORTANCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL CLASSROOM

The number of overseas parents sending their children to our boarding schools continues to rise, but what does this mean for UK-born students? At a time when the world seems ever more confused – with the events in Paris at the forefront of everyone’s minds, and a deepening refugee crisis – it is more important […]

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EX-ETON HEAD TONY LITTLE ON BOARDING FOR ALL

Since leaving Eton, Tony Little has been busy spreading the word about the joy of the UK boarding school system. The Honorary President of the Boarding Schools’ Association explains why the benefits should be available to many more children How are you finding life outside of Eton? Life outside of Eton is interesting – my […]

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The Duke of Edinbugh's Award Diamond Anniversary

THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH’S AWARD DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY

It’s 60 years since HRH The Duke of Edinburgh launched a scheme to support the personal development of young people. Here Peter Westgarth, Chief Executive of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE), explains what has changed and what’s planned for the Diamond Anniversary What were the initial ambitions behind The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) […]

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It's just STEM: rise of STEAM subjects

IT’S NOT JUST STEM: RISE OF STEAM SUBJECTS

Move over STEM subjects, there is a new act in town that is moving education forward at a rapid pace I am terrified of clowns (possibly something to do with Tim Curry’s portrayal of IT in the Stephen King chiller), but I find the idea of the circus quite romantic. However, the days of running […]

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Felsted's new Headmaster on the school's history

FELSTED’S NEW HEADMASTER ON THE SCHOOL’S HISTORY

Felsted school has quite a story to tell and, with new Headmaster Chris Townsend now in place, expect more excitement to come Here’s one for a school quiz: what connects the Queen, one of the oldest classrooms in the UK and an orphanage in Malawi? ‘There aren’t many schools that are as old as us,’ […]

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WIMBLEDON HIGH SCHOOL PUPIL MAKES GB CLIMBING TEAM

Wimbledon High School pupil Alexia Basch, who won a place on the GB Climbing Team, tells School Report Online about combing her commitment to sport with school life  I started climbing around eight years ago. It was something I got into when I went to a really small centre most Saturdays. It just felt right to me […]

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Inside Wetherby Senior School

INSIDE THE NEW WETHERBY SENIOR SCHOOL

Wetherby Pre-Prep and Prep schools are already stars of the education industry, so can their new Senior school follow the trend? Strolling towards the new Wetherby Senior School on Marylebone Lane, I have to do a double take as I am sure I see Headmaster Nick Baker cycle past me. ‘Working between two schools is […]

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WHY WELLBEING IS SO IMPORTANT AT WELLINGTON COLLEGE

Wellington College has been offering lessons in wellbeing for a decade – but why? Ian Morris, Head of the department, explains… How forward-thinking was Wellington College when it launched a course in happiness and wellbeing back in 2006? It depends who you talk to! Some commentators saw it as ground-breaking, but I suspect that might have […]

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