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Brighton College Introduces its New Teaching Hub

Innovative tech and chairs that aid concentration are at the core of Brighton College?s teaching hub Walk through the new Creative Learning Centre at ...
11-01-2018 21:44

Damian Hinds Replaces Justine Greening as Education Secretar

Damian Hinds has been appointed Education Secretary, filling the shoes of Justine Greening, who has now left the government The Prime Minister’s cab...
09-01-2018 21:44

Why Putney High School “Tore Up” Their Timetable

When Suzie Longstaff, Head of Putney High School, gave her pupils a day to “bunk off” and learn “cool stuff”, it reaped rewards aplenty Childr...
08-01-2018 21:47

How to Teach Children to Write Correctly

Julie Palmer explains why learning to write correctly at an early age is so important In this age of technology, you could be excused for thinking tha...
04-01-2018 21:42

How Independent Schools are Tackling the Gender Identity Deb

Independent schools are rightly renowned for being trail-blazing, but they may be forgiven for not wishing to be continually at the forefront of the l...
03-01-2018 21:43

Why English-Chinese Schools are the Future

As Europe?s first English-Chinese Prep School opens its doors, Jo Wallace, Headteacher at Kensington Wade, explains why learning in two languages is b...
21-12-2017 21:39

North Bridge House School: The Benefits of Teaching Philosop

North Bridge House School explains why their Key Stage One pupils are reaping the rewards of philosophy lessons “Why are we here"” “Will the wor...
21-12-2017 21:39

King’s College Hosts Christmas at the Races

Christmas has truly made its mark at King’s College, Taunton, as pupils and teachers get stuck into a whole host of festive events The warm sounds o...
20-12-2017 21:41

Top Christmas Craft Ideas for Families

Festive candle holders, handmade decorations and gingerbread men are just some of the crafty creations your family can have a crack at this Christmas ...
20-12-2017 21:41

Poorer Families Reluctant to Apply for Independent School Bu

More must be done to encourage poor families to consider sending their child to independent school, says  a leading Headteacher Poorer families are le...
18-12-2017 21:54

Aldwickbury School Raises Ł5,000 for Charity

Pupils at the Harpenden Prep School celebrated the true meaning of Christmas at their festive event, where they raised an outstanding amount of money ...
18-12-2017 21:54

Meet the Head: Prior Park School

Peter Watts, Head of Prior Park School in Gibraltar, offers his advice to parents looking for an independent school for their child It was the “I wa...
15-12-2017 21:37

Mayfield School Hosts Live Crib for Christmas

Back for its 60th year, Mayfield School’s Live Crib brings the traditional nativity to life with a truly immersive performance Christmas truly arriv...
14-12-2017 21:37

Fairfield Prep School Switches on 100ft Christmas Tree Light

Staff and pupils at Fairfield Prep were delighted to switch on the lights of the tallest Christmas tree in the East Midlands Fairfield Prep School in ...
14-12-2017 21:37

King’s College Pupils Dazzle in “The Great Gatsb

Budding theatre actors at King’s College, Taunton took to the stage this week for a performance of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby Last wee...
08-12-2017 21:35

The Ultimate Christmas Holiday Guide for Families

How can you keep costs down over the festive period, while still ensuring your child has a magical Christmas" The team at have a few t...
05-12-2017 21:36

A Festive Extravaganza at Hyde Park Prep School

Christmas came early for London?s Connaught Village, as a leading independent Prep School hosted a festive extravaganza for the local community Hyde P...
04-12-2017 21:36

King Edward’s Bath Kicks off Christmas with Christingl

King Edward’s School Bath has kicked off the Christmas season with their Christingle Service Pupils at the Pre-Prep and Nursery at King Edward’s B...
30-11-2017 21:38

Our Pick of the Best Christmas Events 2017

Not sure how to keep your children entertained over the winter months" Here?s our round-up of fun and inspiring activities to try throughout Christmas...
28-11-2017 19:41

How to Choose a University Course: Performing Arts

Specific performing arts training is what?s in store for students who attend a conservatoire If your passion is performing arts (and you?re keen to ta...
28-11-2017 19:41

Free Music Event Launches for North London Schools

Trinity College London will be running a thrilling free music event for schools in and around Haringey Pupils from in and around Haringey, north Lo...
23-11-2017 21:58

England Cricket Captain Returns to his Independent School Ro

The Ashes are back, and as day two of the first test kicks off at 11.30pm tonight, cricket star Joe Root will be hoping for success in his debut Ashes...
23-11-2017 21:58

Our Pick of the Best Christmas Reads

Which Christmas reads should your little bookworms be delving into over the holidays" You Choose in Space, by Pippa Goodhart 3-5 years, RRP Ł10.99 ...
22-11-2017 21:58

How to Choose a University Course: Teaching

Degrees in the profession of teaching come in all shapes and sizes, but as far as rewarding careers go, they fit the bill and then some If you love wo...
22-11-2017 21:58

Why Study Civil Engineering"

Interested in building remarkable skyscrapers and bridges" A degree in civil engineering might just be for you Have you ever wondered what it takes t...
16-11-2017 21:57

Scottish Independent School Fees Set to Rise

English independent schools are on high alert as Nicola Sturgeon implements a tax increase for independent schools in Scotland Scottish independent sc...
15-11-2017 21:56

How to Make the Most of your University Degree

Keen to know what a graduate would do differently if they could relive their university experience" Natalie Keeler finds out? You?ve made the decision...
13-11-2017 22:01

The Good Universities Guide: Autumn 2017

The Good Universities Guide for autumn 2017 has arrived! Here?s a sneak-peek of what?s inside? There?s a sea change occurring in higher education. Val...
10-11-2017 21:56

Former Independent School Pupil Recognised at Pride of Brita

Shrewsbury High School alumna, Sarah Hope was named the Special Recognition Winner at this year?s Pride of Britain Awards 2017 Sarah Hope, a former pu...
10-11-2017 21:56

What is it Like to be a Head Boy or Head Girl"

Could you cut the mustard as a head boy or head girl" Cosmo and Daisy of Canford School reveal what it takes to reach the top How did you feel when yo...
07-11-2017 21:54

Things to Do: Christmas 2017

Not sure how to keep your children entertained over the winter months" Here?s our round-up of fun and inspiring activities to try throughout Christmas...
06-11-2017 21:56

How to Choose an Independent School

A good independent school doesn’t just support your child’s learning, but also prepares them for life beyond education. Dr Gillian Allcock, Head o...
06-11-2017 21:56

Which Qualifications Provide the Best Preparation for Univer

A-Level or the IB ? which of these qualifications provide students with the right skills for university" Mark Seldon from Gresham’s investigates The...
03-11-2017 21:58

10 Ways that Outdoor Learning Benefits your Child

Where better to learn new things while appreciating the beauty of nature, than the great outdoors" Jim Turner from King’s Hawford, Worcester tells u...
03-11-2017 21:58

How is Higher Education Changing"

Value for money, debt and an interest in courses where a career path is opened means today?s students are weighing up their options when it comes to h...
02-11-2017 21:57

What Does it Take to be a Head Boy or Girl"

Personality, motivation and complementary skills are key considerations when choosing a head boy or girl, says Ben Vessey, Headmaster of Canford Schoo...
01-11-2017 22:05

Uni of Buckingham to Become Europe’s First Positive Un

The University of Buckingham explains why it is establishing itself as a positive place to learn in light of student mental health It wouldn?t be an e...
31-10-2017 21:56

A Day in the Life of a Physicist at Imperial College

Dr Jess Wade, 29, is a Research Associate in the Department of Physics and Centre for Plastic Electronics at Imperial College, London I?m responsible ...
30-10-2017 22:01

Does Independent School Affect your Oxbridge Chances"

The theory that going to independent school damages your Oxbridge chances may not be all that it seems Every autumn, Oxbridge Applications receives hu...
27-10-2017 21:54

How to Run a Capital Appeal for your School

Running a capital appeal for your school is no simple feat. Alongside advice and resources, what else do you need" David Coe explains Raising a large ...
27-10-2017 21:54

Ones to Watch: November 2017

We catch up with the stars of the independent school sector Laurence Belcher, 21 Actor City of London Fr...
26-10-2017 21:54

Meet the School Hero: Jon Taylor

Head of Design, Jon Taylor shares how his passion for robotics is opening up new avenues for pupils at Cranleigh School, Surrey Even when I was a pupi...
25-10-2017 21:55

The Big Debate: Sets or Mixed Ability in Senior Schools"

Which is better for Senior School pupils, sets or mixed ability classes" We asked two teachers to battle it out in The Big Debate! SETS: Tim Collins, ...
25-10-2017 21:55

Read the Senior Autumn Issue 2017

Have you seen the latest Senior issue of Independent School Parent" It’s out now! Wellington College held its annual Head of School Conference on 6t...
24-10-2017 21:57

School Memories: Alice Tai

Medal-winning Paralympic swimmer, Alice Tai MBE recalls her days at Bournemouth Collegiate School Describe your school in three words. Friendly, happy...
24-10-2017 21:57

Horris Hill School Welcomes a Special Royal Visitor

Staff and students were honoured to welcome the Duke of York to Horris Hill School, Newbury Horris Hill School was delighted to have His Royal Highnes...
20-10-2017 21:55

Ones to Watch: October 2017

We catch up with the stars of the independent school sector Tilly Keeper, 20 Actress Bromley High School...
19-10-2017 21:58

Why BTECs are the Way Forward

From animal management to business studies, Sixth Formers have a growing choice of qualifications, including the BTEC, to choose from, writes Katie Hu...
17-10-2017 21:55

Top Tips for a Successful Sixth Form Journey

Josh Hand, Head of Sixth Form at The King’s School, Worcester shares his top tips on how students can succeed in the Sixth Form Being a Sixth For...
17-10-2017 21:55

The Best of Performing Arts in Independent Schools

Performing arts give pupils ? not just budding thespians ? a rounded education. They’ve also been instrumental in building partnerships with the sta...
16-10-2017 21:58

How to Be Head of School

While attaining head of school status is far from a simple feat, it reaps rewards aplenty, writes Charlotte Phillips Most schools have them. Co-ed sch...
16-10-2017 21:58

Moving Schools at Sixth Form: What are the Pros and Cons&quo

Young people shouldn?t be afraid of exploring other options when it comes to Sixth Form ? especially when there is so much to choose from, says Emma-K...
13-10-2017 21:55

Notes from Spain

Set among the rugged greenery of a countryside landscape, La Bobadilla hotel in Andalusia, Spain, serves up both style and character As you ascend the...
13-10-2017 21:55

Win Tickets to The Making of Harry Potter Studio Tour

Win tickets for you and your family to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour ? The Making of Harry Potter in London, courtesy of Gabbitas Education Established...
13-10-2017 21:55

Talking Heads: How to Write a Good Personal Statement

In the midst of writing your personal statement for university" Five Headteachers offer tips to Sixth Formers on how to write a good personal...
12-10-2017 21:59

How Filmmaking Inspires Creative Writing in the Classroom

An increasing number of schools are using filmmaking as a way of inspiring creative writing in the classroom. Laura Venn of Tubbenden Primary School t...
12-10-2017 21:59

How School Libraries are Adapting to the Digital Age

While books remain at the heart of modern-day school libraries, they are far from the only medium from which children learn, says Giulia Rhodes With s...
09-10-2017 22:00

World Mental Health Day drives Digital Detox at Felsted Scho

Chris Townsend, Headteacher, discusses why Felsted School will be continuing with its “digital detox” tradition for this year’s World Mental Hea...
09-10-2017 22:00

Independent School Pupils are Better Prepared for University

Students who attend independent school feel more prepared for higher education than those who are state-educated, a new survey has found A study commi...
04-10-2017 22:01

Prep Autumn Issue 2017

Autumn has arrived, and so has the latest Prep issue Independent School Parent! Boarding may seem like an outdated tradition that?s on its way out, b...
03-10-2017 21:56

Should Children be Taught Philosophy"

Do philosophy lessons really belong in a Prep School classroom" Mark Lloyd Williams, Headmaster at Hendon Prep investigates Ever since Socrates, the c...
03-10-2017 21:56

Things to Do at Half Term: October

Here’s our round-up of fun and inspiring activities to try over autumn half term… Leeds Castle Fireworks, Maidstone ? 4th to 5th November Bonfire ...
02-10-2017 21:58

Documentary about Independent School Hits Cinemas

A new film about Ireland’s last remaining preparatory boarding school receives critical acclaim in the lead-up to its release in UK cinemas Irelandâ...
28-09-2017 22:00

What is the Role of Prep Schools"

Tom Dawson, Head of Sunningdale School in Berkshire, mulls over the role of Prep Schools in preparing pupils for the next stage in their education Wha...
26-09-2017 21:57

The Magic of Martinhal in Cascais, Portugal

Looking for a luxury half-term holiday that’s a hit with all the family" Head to Martinhal in Cascais, Portugal, says Annel Christopher Finding the ...
25-09-2017 22:06

My Word Buddy: Helping Children Learn to Read

? Promotional Feature ? Endorsed by independent schools, My Word Buddy encourages children to develop spelling, keyboard and research skills from an e...
25-09-2017 22:06

The Best of Boarding Schools 2017

With en-suite bathrooms, comfy beds and 24-hour care, boarding schools have reinvented themselves for a new generation, says Charlotte Phillips In rec...
25-09-2017 22:06

GCSE Success for Marlborough House Prep

Marlborough House Prep School celebrates the remarkable success of its GCSE Latin students For the second consecutive year, all Latin students at Marl...
22-09-2017 21:59

Win Luxury Merino Wool Childrenswear

Win one of five bundles of luxury Merino wool childrenswear, courtesy of Smalls Following its launch in Selfridges in 2014, Smalls set themselves a mi...
22-09-2017 21:59

Talking Heads: Homesickness

Five Headteachers explain how parents can help to ease homesickness if their child has started boarding this month ...
21-09-2017 21:59

How to Inspire Children to Read for Pleasure

How can schools encourage children to read for pleasure" Introduce the author, says Sue Woodroofe, Principal of The Grammar School at Leeds When I sto...
21-09-2017 21:59

How to Raise an Ambitious Child

We always want the best for our children, but how can we encourage them to use their own initiative and develop an ambitious mindset" Dr Kathryn Westo...
20-09-2017 22:08

Behind the Scenes: Farleigh School

Grouchy Gruffalos, wicked witches and pesky pirates" There’s never a dull moment on Farleigh School’s theme days, says Jenifer Hillman It is unden...
18-09-2017 22:03

Behind the Scenes: Hyde Park School

A flexible curriculum enables pupils at Hyde Park School, South Kensington to flourish and excel As an independent school, we are incredibly fortunate...
15-09-2017 22:00

Behind the Scenes: Bryanston School

Ian McClary, Head of Sixth Form, explains why Bryanston?s Sixth Formers are exceptionally well-prepared for university At Bryanston School, Dorset, in...
14-09-2017 21:58

The Big Debate: Do Sets Work in Prep Schools"

Does a setting structure, in which children are organised by ability, work in Prep Schools" Three teachers share their views in The Big Debate YES: Ja...
14-09-2017 21:58

School Memories: Lauren Child

Best-selling author, illustrator and now the new Children’s Laureate, Lauren Child fondly recalls her schooldays at Marlborough College, Wiltshire W...
08-09-2017 21:52

Young Engineers at Loughborough Grammar Celebrate Success

Students from Loughborough Grammar School take top prizes at a prestigious national engineering competition Two pupils from Loughborough Grammar Schoo...
08-09-2017 21:52

Prince George Starts His First Day of School

It’s a big day for the Royals, as Prince George started school for this first time this morning Prince George arrived at St Thomas’s Battersea for...
07-09-2017 21:53

Back to School Season 2017

With back-to-school season comes a plethora of adorable first day photos from schools and proud parents alike… here are some of our favourites! #Fi...
07-09-2017 21:53

Win a Stay at a Luxury Property in Kensington, London

Win a stay at a luxury property in Kensington, plus five theatre tickets to a West End show, courtesy of Veeve Vacation-rental home agency, Veeve is o...
06-09-2017 21:58

Why Independent Schools are Still Worth the Expense

As the state sector improves standards by leaps and bounds, is an independent school education still worth the cost" Lucy Elphinstone, Headmistress at...
05-09-2017 21:58

UK Universities Top World Rankings

UK universities have taken the top two places in global league tables for the first time in 13 years Oxford University has crowned the best in the wo...
05-09-2017 21:58

Back to School: How Parents Can Save Money

? Promotional Feature ? Parents will be spending an average of Ł322 preparing their child for school this September. Korbond share their top tips on h...
04-09-2017 21:52

Independent Schools Shun GCSEs

Independent schools are shunning tougher GCSEs and instead sticking to tried-and-tested alternatives...
04-09-2017 21:52

Who is Prince George’s new Headmaster"

As Prince George prepares to take up his place at Thomas’s Battersea this Thursday, we find out about new Headmaster, Mr Simon O’Malley Like thous...
04-09-2017 21:52

Forest School: The Benefits

Incorporating traditional subjects with engaging Forest School lessons is proving to be a huge success at The Hawthorns School, Surrey Outdoor educati...
04-09-2017 21:52

Schools Caught Out in Exam Controversy

Schools caught out in exam controversy: as the focus shifts towards exam boards, school staff call for stricter standards to be imposed Teachers have ...
31-08-2017 21:53

GCSE Results Day 2017: Your Questions Answered

It?s been the biggest shake up in GCSE exams for a generation featuring a new grading system where traditional A*-G grades are being replaced by a new...
24-08-2017 21:58

GCSE Results Day 2017: The Success Stories

It’s GCSE Results Day, and many independent schools have gained record-breaking results despite the dip in pass rates nationally Half a million of p...
24-08-2017 21:58

A Guide to the New GCSE Grading System

Can’t get your head around the new GCSE grading system" Rebecca Evans, Director of Studies at St John’s School, Leatherhead, explains how it all w...
21-08-2017 21:54

A Gap Year Well Spent: Volunteering Overseas

Thinking about volunteering overseas on your gap year" Youth development charity, Lattitude Global Volunteering proves why they are an organisation yo...
21-08-2017 21:54

Bolton School Girls’ Division Host First Business Comp

Year Nine pupils at Bolton School Girls’ Division were invited to take part in a brand new entrepreneurs competition, arranged by the Parents’ Ass...
21-08-2017 21:54

Sir Lenny Henry Offers University Places on Clearing Hotline

Sir Lenny Henry took to the phones at Birmingham City University yesterday to help students through the Clearing process Students applying to Birmingh...
18-08-2017 21:52

A-level Results Day 2017: The Success Stories

A-level success is continuing to soar in independent schools, as boys narrowly outperform girls for the first time in 17 years How have students perfo...
17-08-2017 21:56

Mixed-team Sports: Why Gender Doesn’t Matter

A small piece of history was made last week on the hallowed pitch at Lord?s Cricket Ground, as 18-year-old Rugby School pupil Maia Bouchier became the...
17-08-2017 21:56

Clearing Places Offered by Universities via Snapchat and Wha

Many universities will be making offers via social media apps ? including WhatsApp, Snapchat and Instagram ? in an attempt to fill up courses during t...
17-08-2017 21:56

How Independent School Alumni Continue “Giving Back

The charitable, “giving” spirit of UK independent schools still exists in pupils even long after they have left education, as Duncan Hegan, alumna...
15-08-2017 21:55

How to Help your Child on A-level Results Day

As thousands of students wait to collect their A-level results this Thursday (17th August), what can parents do to help them through it" Sarah Charter...
15-08-2017 21:55

National Student Survey Results 2017: What They Tell Us Abou

Over 80% of final-year students at UK universities stated they are satisfied with their degree courses, the National Student Survey has revealed The N...
09-08-2017 21:59

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