Independent

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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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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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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How schools can truly add value

HOW SCHOOLS CAN REALLY ADD VALUE

New league tables may be out, but one education expert implores schools to do more to add value for parents It is about this time of the year that the Times and Telegraph league tables are published in the UK and there is no doubt that these publications are eagerly awaited by schools and parents […]

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TOM HIDDLESTON: FROM ETON TO HOLLYWOOD

Hollywood icon Tom Hiddleston, who spent his formative years at Eton, on how the renowned Windsor institution inspired him to dream big During his formative years boarding at Eton, Tom Hiddleston was simply known by his surname. A singular, emphatic moniker. ‘It was always “Hiddleston this, Hiddleston that. Hiddleston, are you coming to class. Hiddleston, […]

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What's on your education Christmas wishlist?

WHAT’S ON YOUR EDUCATION CHRISTMAS WISHLIST?

If it were possible to wrap up the UK education system, what would parents, pupils and teachers wish for in 2016? One education expert found out It has, as ever, been a busy year in the world of education with plenty of change occurring and developments unfolding. Everyone within education, as well as most parents […]

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girls at bromley high

BROMLEY HIGH: HAPPY TO EXCEL

FEATURED PROMOTION At Bromley High, girls are happy to speak up and stand out. Whether that is on the Sports field – this month, the U16A Hockey team added the Kent County Indoor Championships to their outdoor County title – or in the classroom – this summer, our A level results placed us 44th nationally […]

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Differentiating between international schools

DIFFERENTIATING BETWEEN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS

The Managing Director of Gabbitas Education Consultants tackles a prominent issue in the industry today: how do you differentiate between international schools? The world operates in cycles and today’s interior design world is certainly moving away from the old staple of magnolia. Indeed, for different reasons, overseas schools are also waking up to the fact […]

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