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Exam grades – real results?

  I write this on the Sunday at the end of the week when school’s ‘academic results’ dominated. In England, A-Level results were published on Tuesday, with GCSE’s hot on their heels on Thursday. A gap of two weeks between these results is the norm, but the summer of 2021 saw things being done differently and, oh boy, hasn’t the …

The Limitations of League Tables.

In his recent Keystone blog, ‘How to Assess a School’s Academic Performance’, Felix Hamilton provided useful information for parents questioning which academic performance league-tables are the most trustworthy. He also made the point that schools cannot be judged on academic performance alone, a point that I would support wholeheartedly. Choosing a school for your child based upon league-table data in …

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The future – how certain are teenagers that they have one?

Anyone who has to predict the jobs market for young people leaving school in the next few years has a very difficult task. Not only has the global pandemic “upended” any economic and sectoral forecast, but the mental and social impact of the last twelve months on all young people has been significant. Recent research by the Mental Health Foundation …

Be prepared to have fun – compulsory fun.

  When chatting to boys and girls from all over the world about their move to a UK boarding school I am often asked whether they are going to be busy. I sometimes think that this is a loaded question, in that some of the boys and girls are worried they might be ’too busy’, or that they might be …

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Going Rural: The advantages of a boarding education away from cities

  When supporting international families as they seek to place their child at the right boarding school here in the UK, it is often suggested by parents that the chosen school must “be in London, or certainly somewhere near it….”. Is this a statement, a demand or is it a question? I have always treated it as the latter and …

You’re probably picking the wrong school for your child. Here’s why.

Jimmy Beale contributed to The Telegraph’s Education Supplement recent article on how best to select a school for your child. Contributors to the article highlight common pitfalls, share advice and make suggestions as to the best strategy for getting your child into a school where they will flourish as an individual. Read the full article: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/education-and-careers/2019/10/07/probably-picking-wrong-school-child/ Contact us today to find …

The Value of a UK Education

British boarding schools have long been a popular destination for international students to pursue their secondary education, but recent developments in university admissions now add a further reason why students aspiring to an elite English-speaking university in the UK, USA, Canada or beyond should consider the value of English boarding school for their secondary or sixth form education. Data from …

Expat Child: How to choose the right UK boarding school

Article originally published on Expat Child and sponsored by The English Education Finding the best UK boarding school for your expat child If you are an expat family living or preparing to move abroad, you may be considering sending your child to an independent boarding school in the UK. Like all parents you have a common objective; you want your …