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How to set your child up for success in the 11+ exams | White House Prep, Balham

How to Set Your Child Up for Success in the 11+ Exams

What is the 11+, why is it important and how do you set your children up for success? The White House prep School in Balham answers your 11+ questions…  The question on many parents’ lips when they first visit a school is about the 11+ process, whether their child is a babe in arms or […]

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Sherfield School in Hampshire & Reading on the importance of all-through school and mixed age learning

The Advantages of an All-Through School Education

Advertising Promotion Greg Meakin, Head of Prep at Sherfield School, looks at the advantages of an all-through school education, from familiarity with staff to the logistics of dealing with siblings and a seamless curriculum… All-through schools combine at least two stages of a child’s education. Within the independent sector this typically involves a combination of Pre-Prep […]

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Duke & Duchess of Cambridge with Prince George and Princess Charlotte

PRINCE GEORGE’S NEW HEADMASTER BEN THOMAS ON INSPIRING PUPILS

Ben Thomas, Headmaster at Thomas’s Battersea, Prince George’s £6,000-a-term private preparatory school, discusses the importance of a broad curriculum…  Words: Madeleine Howell As our children return to school, it’s important to foster a love of learning that reaches beyond exam results and league tables. For Ben Thomas, who has been the Headmaster at Thomas’s in […]

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Back to School: White House School, Balham, has a lot to celebrate this new school year

NEW ADDITIONS AT THE WHITE HOUSE ADD TO BACK TO SCHOOL EXCITEMENT

ADVERTISING PROMOTION The start of a new school year always brings lots of excitement, with new shoes to be bought and pencil cases to be filled. For The White House Prep pupils, heading back to school in September, the excitement is even greater… With their pencil cases newly stocked and shiny new shoes looking their […]

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What does inspiration look like in the classroom? Sinclair House School shares their educational expertise

WHAT DOES INSPIRATION LOOK LIKE IN THE CLASSROOM?

ADVERTISING PROMOTION The word ‘inspiration’ is often cited in educational literature, but what does this actually look like in a classroom context? At Sinclair House School, ‘inspiration’ translates to truly exciting pupils by capturing, nurturing and directing their curiosity – within different facets of school life and across all aspects of learning. Having a curriculum […]

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WHY A GOOD TEACHER IS ONE WHO HAS THE TIME TO TALK

An education expert from Gabbitas explains why good teaching stems from having the time to talk to pupils WORDS Tim Wilbur At a recent Educational Awards dinner, I had the good fortune to be sitting next to a Headmistress of a school in Pakistan. She was in the UK to complete her second Masters’ degree […]

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The power of positive thinking

THE POWER OF POSITIVE THINKING IN THE CLASSROOM

Why we cannot underestimate the impact positive thinking has on our children’s education Words: Kate Shand ‘It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses, we must plant more roses.’ George Eliot A new year saw renewed energy and focus at the Enjoy Education offices. As a team, we sat down to look […]

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The importance of sport in schools: Bromley High School Headmistress Angela Drew on giving pupils a sporting chance

WHY SCHOOL SPORTS ARE SO IMPORTANT

ADVERTISING PROMOTION Angela Drew, Head of Bromley High School, on the importance of sports in school and why the widening gap between state and independent school sporting achievement needs to be addressed  I was not a particularly ‘sporty’ child and my son and daughter’s genetic inheritance was more likely to lead them to a love for […]

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Woodentops Kindergarten

WHY PLAY IS THE KEY TO EARLY EDUCATION

ADVERTISING PROMOTION ‘A worm, we found a worm!’ the children at The Woodentops Kindergarten shout. This is hardly surprising as it is ‘Muddy Monday’ and the children, aged 2-4 years old, are in the mud kitchen, baking mud pies and digging for mini-beasts, using giant magnifying glasses and torches to help with their search. This […]

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Cranleigh Prep educates children from ages 7-13

CRANLEIGH PREP: A TRADITIONAL SCHOOL WITH AN INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK

ADVERTISING PROMOTION Set in 40 acres of stunning Surrey countryside, just 50 minutes from London, Cranleigh Prep offers a uniquely warm and welcoming educational environment for children aged 7-13. Although a top, high-achieving independent school in its own right, pupils benefit from sharing an exceptional  7-18 programme with Cranleigh School (just across the road) for […]

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