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Academic Summer Camps: a smart blend of study and fun

Are you a busy London parent, wondering how to occupy your teen during the summer" Do you wish there was a painless way to help them get a head start ...
02-07-2019 21:40

Independent Schools of the Year 2019 Shortlist Announced

Independent School Parent is pleased to reveal the schools that have been shortlisted in its awards programme, Independent Schools of the Year 2019. N...
27-06-2019 21:39

Mindful Matters

Mollie Wilson, 17, is Harrogate Ladies? College?s first Wellness Prefect. Her appointment follows the opening of the school?s new Wellness Centre Wha...
27-06-2019 21:39

Less Common

In the wake of leading schools dropping the Common Entrance, Elizabeth Ivens finds out if this is the death knell for the examination taken by pupils ...
27-06-2019 21:39

Fit for Purpose

Leadership skills, commitment, healthy-eating habits and teamwork: school sports are about much more than fitness, writes Antonia Beary, Head of Mayfi...
27-06-2019 21:39

Fond Farewells

It?s hard, but it has to happen every year. So how do schools say goodbye to their sixth form leavers" Katie Hughes finds out? If I could offer you on...
17-06-2019 21:44

Friendship Offline

Oliver Blond, Head of Roedean in East Sussex, says an emphasis on building friendships  and teamwork are at the heart of the school?s inaugural digita...
17-06-2019 21:44

Staying Strong

Perseverance, resilience and standing up to adversity are important qualities we work hard to instil in girls, writes Mariner Gardiner Legge Our missi...
17-06-2019 21:44

Rugby Tackled

How do you play top-level rugby and stay on top of your studies" Through a careful balancing act, says Gareth Parker-Jones, Deputy Head Academic at Ru...
17-06-2019 21:44

Prince?s Gardens Preparatory School will open in September 2

Prince’s Gardens Preparatory School will open its doors in Kensington in September 2020 Nestled in the heart of Kensington ? a stone?s throw from so...
28-05-2019 21:42

Win: A Two-Night Break to St Michaels Resort, Falmouth

Competition: one lucky reader and their family will win a two-night luxury stay at St Michaels Resort, Falmouth on the south Cornish coast The competi...
22-05-2019 21:43

How to Prepare your Child for Starting School

Is your child starting school this September" Anne-Marie Giffts-Walker, Head of Early Years at Hendon Prep School, offers her tips to help you through...
22-05-2019 21:43

Independent Schools Council Census 2019

Read about the findings of the annual Independent Schools Council Census 2019 The Independent Schools Council Census, which has been conducted annuall...
26-04-2019 21:46

Studying Wildlife and Conservation at university

If you want to influence people, policy and practice or develop and secure a sustainable future, studying Wildlife and Conservation could be for you W...
18-04-2019 21:54

Degree apprenticeships explained

Sue Highmore, Head of Careers at Trinity School, Croydon, explains what’s involved in applying for a degree apprenticeship As Head of Careers, I hav...
18-04-2019 21:54

STEAM vs STEM: The debate

STEAM, which puts the arts into STEM, promotes a more flexible educational approach and recognises the skills inherent in the arts ? primarily creativ...
18-04-2019 21:54

What’s it like to work in advertising"

Kathleen Beecham, 20, is a communications apprentice at Publicis Media in London I work in the communications team at Publicis Media, which is made up...
16-04-2019 21:49

How do you find a career that you’ll love"

Claire Reid-Warrilow of Undergraduate Recruitment UK has some top tips to help you blaze a trail in the workplace For many 18-21 year olds, choosing a...
16-04-2019 21:49

Introducing the special Winners’ Edition for the Indep

To celebrate the success of Independent Schools of the Year 2018, we’ve published a very special Winners’  supplement Following the success of our...
03-04-2019 21:45

How to help young students find their career path

We help our children from a young age to earn the best grades, we would like them to make it into the most prestigious schools and universities so we ...
27-03-2019 21:44

Why Travel with Families Worldwide"

Families Worldwide specialises in designing excellent value family holidays. Since they began in 2005, they have created thousands of holidays for act...
20-03-2019 21:43

Independent Schools of the Year 2019

Independent Schools of the Year 2019 are back ? and this year they are bigger and better than ever… Independent Schools of the Year is an awards pro...
14-03-2019 21:42

Social Conduct

How do you make your online profile stand out to prospective employers" Paul Redmond gives his advice on making social media work for you In the early...
11-03-2019 21:45

Win: a three night mini-break at The Eastbury Hotel, Dorset

Peter and Lana de Savary are offering one lucky reader and their family a three-night stay at The Eastbury Hotel in the heart of historic Sherborne Th...
11-03-2019 21:45

How I Did It: Applying for a Sixth Form Bursary

Applying for a Bursary: Upper Eighth student Julius Zhang, 17, is a St Paul?s School, London bursary recipient. Here, he talks about the application p...
11-03-2019 21:45

Queen Anne: Fact or Fiction"

Julia Harrington, Head of Queen Anne?s School, Caversham ? which was built in memory of the monarch ? looks at how true The Favourite stays to history...
11-03-2019 21:45

Win a four-night luxury stay in the Maldives

The Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort and Spa is offering one lucky reader a four-night stay on the private island of Furanafushi Situated on the pri...
28-02-2019 21:42

How to choose a senior school for your child

Jo Cameron, Principal of Queenswood School, Hertfordshire, explains Senior School and what you need to consider when making the right choice for your ...
28-02-2019 21:42

How independent schools are ensuring wider access for all

Independent schools are seen as bastions of privilege by many. However, new bursary and partnership programmes are ensuring wider access for all, says...
28-02-2019 21:42

School memories: Peter Estlin

Peter Estlin, Lord Mayor of the City of London, recounts his time at King Edward?s Witley, where he learned the importance of understanding and tolera...
28-02-2019 21:42

Beaudesert Nursery: striking the balance between structure a

Whether it?s a timetabled activity or free play, striking a balance between structure and spontaneity is at the heart of Nursery life at Beaudesert Pa...
28-02-2019 21:42

How to Choose an Independent School: Greenwich Steiner Schoo

Adrian Dow, headteacher of Greenwich Steiner School, outlines the importance of cherishing childhood As a headteacher and parent, I am constantly ques...
25-02-2019 21:45

3 ways applying to medical school can be easier with Kaplan

So you?re interested in applying to medical school" Have you given a thought to ...
18-02-2019 21:43

Who We Are: Le Régent Crans Montana College

WHO WE ARE AN INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB) WORLD SCHOOL Le Régent College is a British international boarding and day IB World Scho...
12-02-2019 21:41

The Prebendal School encourages pupils to be curious

The Prebendal School has been highly commended in the Pre-Prep category of the Independent Schools of the Year Awards Imagine an expanse of sand as fa...
08-02-2019 21:42

Independent Boarding School of the Year: Canford School

Canford School in Dorset has won in the Boarding School category in the Independent Schools of the Year 2018 Many schools claim to be ?full boarding?,...
08-02-2019 21:42

Wellington College gives pupils the chance to explore and gr

Wellington College has been highly commended in the Boarding School category of the Independent Schools of the Year Awards The measure of a great boar...
08-02-2019 21:42

Monmouth Schools Pre-Prep and Nursery offers challenging, cr

Monmouth Schools Pre-Prep and Nursery has been highly commended in the Pre-Prep category in the Independent Schools of the Year Awards Our school offe...
08-02-2019 21:42

Rugby School nurtures pupils to be individual and unique

Rugby School has been highly commended in the Co-educational category in the Independent Schools of the Year Awards Rugby School?s mantra is “Whole ...
08-02-2019 21:42

Breaking down barriers at St Augustine’s Priory

St Augustine’s Priory has been highly commended in the Girls’ School category in the Independent Schools of the Years Awards At St Augustine?s Pri...
08-02-2019 21:42

Highly Commended Prep School of the Year: Sandroyd Prep Scho

Sandroyd Prep School in Wiltshire is highly commended in the Prep and Co-Educational School categories in our Independent Schools of the Year 2018 San...
07-02-2019 21:44

Balance is Key at Sydenham High Prep School

Adopting a mantra of moderation and balance is the best way of tackling your child?s use of social media, writes Claire Boyd, Head of Sydenham High Pr...
07-02-2019 21:44

Independent Girls School of the Year: Wimbledon High School

Wimbledon High school in London won Girls’ School of the Year in our Independent Schools of the Year 2018 Wimbledon High who has won the Girls Schoo...
07-02-2019 21:44

Independent School of the Year for Sporting Achievement: Sed

Sedbergh School in Cumbria is the winner of our Sporting Achievement award Sedbergh School is a non-selective boarding school of 560 pupils on the bou...
07-02-2019 21:44

Meet the Head: Headmistress at Cobham Hall

Ms Maggie Roberts, who joined the School in September 2018, reflects on the changing nature of education and the importance of our environment. As I t...
28-01-2019 21:43

3 ways to make applying to medical school easier with Kaplan

So you?re interested in applying to medical school" Have you given a thought to ...
24-01-2019 21:49

Outdoor School

Whether children are at the beach learning about tides or out on the farm caring for pigs, chickens and sheep, outdoor school teaches as much as the c...
23-01-2019 21:43

Pupil Voice: Face of the Future

Maria Paduroiu, 18, the winner of our Rising Star award, first came to the UK from Romania after winning a scholarship to Roedean, West Sussex Can yo...
22-01-2019 21:45

Win: a three-day Break to Andalucia, Spain

Win: The Barceló Hotel Group is offering one lucky reader a three-night stay at the five-star La Bobadilla, a Royal Hideaway Hotel in the heart of And...
22-01-2019 21:45

My Schooldays: Peter Estlin, the Lord Mayor of the City of L

The Lord Mayor of the City of London recounts his time at King Edward?s Witley, where he learned the importance of understanding and tolerance How did...
22-01-2019 21:45

Education – What’s the Point"

The decisions we take today on our children’s education will have a far reaching impact on them, writes Chris Jones, Head of Copthorne Prep School, ...
21-01-2019 21:43

Inspiring Curiosity

TASIS The American School in England shares how connecting ideas and resources fosters curiosity and creativity and helps to address future challenges...
15-01-2019 21:44

Independent Schools of the Year 2018 Winners Are Announced

The Independent Schools of the Year 2018 winners are announced The winners of Independent Schools of the Year 2018 have now been revealed! Our...
06-12-2018 21:40

How to choose a university course: Politics degree

A politics degree will equip a student with the skills and knowledge necessary to forge a career path at any of the political, social and economic ins...
15-11-2018 21:46

Unconditional offers: Are they bad news for A-Level students

While many claim that unconditional offers are lowering student expectations, university insiders claim they incentivise learning for the right reason...
15-11-2018 21:46

St Paul’s School launches new careers programme to sup

St Paul?s School, London has been shortlisted in the Careers Programme category in the Independent Schools of the Year Awards. Head of Community Engag...
15-11-2018 21:46

Why University of Buckingham is aiming to become the first d

Sir Antony Seldon aims to make Buckingham University the UK?s first drug-free campus through a positive-psychology approach When I was Head of Brighto...
15-11-2018 21:46

A day in the life of an arts specialist at Christie’s

Paul, 24, is a junior specialist in the decorative arts department at Christie’s Auction House in London As a junior specialist, I’m responsible f...
15-11-2018 21:46

Top 5 things to do in Lapland with Activities Abroad

Lapland may be the home of Father Christmas, but with so much on offer during your winter holiday, the man in red has some competition! There?s a cert...
09-11-2018 21:45

Independent School Parent Senior Autumn 2018

GCSEs: Have the changes made to the content, system and grading really made a difference" We speak to schools to find out? Take a look inside leading ...
08-11-2018 21:45

Five of the most beautiful schools

There are more than 5,000 listed school buildings in England, and many of the most spectacular are to be found in the independent sector. Thalia Thomp...
31-10-2018 21:41

How do things look a year on since the GCSE reforms"

Have the GCSE reforms to its content, system and grading really made a difference" Elizabeth Ivens speaks to schools to find out Tougher content, less...
31-10-2018 21:41

Applying for a Bursary

Adam Hall, 18, explains how he applied for a Sixth Form bursary to Bolton School Boys? Division, Greater Manchester When did you apply for your Sixth...
31-10-2018 21:41

Social media: finding the right balance

Social media isn’t all bad, writes broadcaster Afua Hirsch. The key is to find a balance so the screen time doesn’t take precedence over quality f...
31-10-2018 21:41

Competition: win a two-night luxury stay in the Cotswolds

Enter our competition and a two-night luxury stay for two at the Dormy House Hotel & Spa in the Cotswolds could be yours Fancy a countryside getaway ...
31-10-2018 21:41

Relationships education in the independent sector

Relationships education may become compulsory in primary schools next year, so how will this be reflected in the independent sector" Charlotte Phillip...
02-10-2018 21:40

Brighton College bans single-use plastic

Richard Cairns, Headmaster at Brighton College, West Sussex, describes the policy behind his widespread ban on single-use plastic Earlier this year, p...
02-10-2018 21:40

How to choose the right school for your child

Barnaby Lenon, former Head of Harrow and chairman of the Independent Schools Council, advises on finding the right school for your child Choosing the ...
02-10-2018 21:40

Applying for a Bursary: How I Did it

Amaya Lewis-Patel, 13, is a Year Nine pupil and bursary recipient at James Allen?s Girls? School, London. She and mother Monica discuss the applicatio...
01-10-2018 21:42

Independent Schools of the Year 2018 Shortlist Announced

Independent School Parent is pleased to reveal the schools that have been shortlisted in its inaugural awards programme, Independent Schools of the Ye...
25-09-2018 21:41

The International Baccalaureate Diploma celebrates 50 Years

It’s 50 years since the International Baccalaureate Diploma was introduced. Alison Roberts of Sevenoaks School, Kent, looks at why it is seen as suc...
13-09-2018 21:38

Keeping Safe Online

By fully embracing online technology you can outweigh the risks your children take using it, says Hamish Mackenzie, Head of Digital Learning at Royal ...
13-09-2018 21:38

Milestone Moments: Pre-Prep School

From teachers to nativity performances, and fallings out to peer pleasing, Pre-Prep life is full of firsts, writes Naomi Bartholomew, Head of St Cathe...
13-09-2018 21:38

Meet the Head: Cranleigh Prep School, Surrey

Meet the Head: Neil Brooks of Cranleigh Prep School in Surrey talks about his hopes and aspiration as its new Headmaster for the term ahead Question: ...
12-09-2018 21:40

How to Choose the Right School

When choosing a school, parents should visit plenty to get a real sense of their social and learning environments, advises Nigel Lashbrook, Headmaster...
12-09-2018 21:40

Win a stay in an award-winning Cornish cottage

Imagine a place where you can escape from the daily hustle and bustle of life and immerse yourself in the peace and beauty of the heart of the Cornish...
07-09-2018 21:41

GCSE Results Day 2018

Today is the second year that GCSE exam results have been marked using the new grading system. The system, which formerly graded pupils A* to G, will ...
23-08-2018 21:41

A Lifetime of Learning with Figtree Learning

Figtree Learning has established a reputation for educational excellence With our tight-knit team of dedicated professionals on hand to support you wi...
20-08-2018 21:40

A-Level Results Day: The Success Stories 2018

Despite new ?tougher? exams, with course work and modules being scrapped, 2018 sees the highest number of top grades for A-Level results in six years....
16-08-2018 21:37

Clearing 2018: Five Questions to Ask to Find the Right Unive

Clearing 2018: It?s important that students look for a university that?s the best fit for them, not just any old place that will take them, say Ryan H...
14-08-2018 21:40

Muddy Stilettos’ School Reviews

Parents are Turning to Muddy Stilettos for their honest, witty and insightful school reviews… Choosing the right school for your child can seem like...
13-08-2018 21:41

How to Prepare for A-Level Results Day

If you are waiting for your A-Level results make sure you are fully prepared for every eventuality on the day The thought of A-Level results day can b...
01-08-2018 21:40

Win: Build your own Newbery Cricket Bat worth £699!

Enter our competition where you can win a chance to build a Newbery Cricket Bat worth £699.99 Independent School Parent has partnered with Newbery Cri...
27-06-2018 21:41

Meet the Head: Hawkesdown House School, Notting Hill

Meet the Head: The Headmistress of Hawkesdown House School, Mrs Jenny Mackay shares the exciting news that they are welcoming girls and continuing the...
11-06-2018 21:48

When Should you Choose to Invest in Independent School Educa

Deciding on the right school environment for your child is one of the most important decisions you make as a parent, so when should you choose to inve...
11-06-2018 21:48

Talking Heads: What to Expect on GCSE and A-Level Results Da

We asked five leading Head Teachers for their advice on how to prepare for GCSE and A-Level exam results day in August Andrew Johnson St Benedict?s Sc...
04-06-2018 21:45

Win £500 Towards a Family Holiday to the Azores, Portugal

We have partnered with Activities Abroad to offer one lucky person the chance to win £500 towards a Family Holiday to the Azores, Portugal Activities ...
04-06-2018 21:45

School Memories: Claudia Lambeth

The founder of lingerie brand Luna Mae London, Claudia Lambeth, forged the beginnings of her career as a pupil at Wellington College, Berkshire Descri...
31-05-2018 21:43

Moving Schools for Sixth Form

James Barton of MPW College London explains what pupils should expect if they?re moving schools for the Sixth Form If you’re moving schools for the ...
31-05-2018 21:43

Independent Schools of the Year 2018

This summer, Independent School Parent is launching The Independent Schools of the Year 2018, an awards programme designed to offer UK independent sch...
24-05-2018 21:41

Get Down to Business

Getting down to business: embracing an entrepreneurial  spirit is part of what going to school is all about, writes Magoo Giles, Headmaster of Knights...
22-05-2018 21:40

Talking Heads: How to Ensure Children’s Screen Time is

What can parents and teachers do to ensure children?s screen time is spent wisely" Nick Tiley-Nunn Norwich H...
18-05-2018 21:45

How to Help your Child Enjoy Maths

Jill Walker, Headmistress of St Nicholas Preparatory School, explains why you don’t have to be a genius with numbers to help your child enjoy maths ...
16-05-2018 21:39

How Tech is Transforming Teaching and Learning in Schools

Technology may not have the wow factor of a shiny new performing centre on open days, but schools that know their Python from their Raspberry Pi are d...
15-05-2018 21:41

Win a Week at an Ace Tennis Camp

We’ve partnered up with Ace Tennis Camps to offer one lucky person the chance to win a week of tennis tuition Our purpose is to give young people a ...
15-05-2018 21:41

The Most Beautiful Schools in the Independent Sector

There are over 5,000 listed school buildings in England, and many of the most spectacular are to be found in the independent sector. Thalia Thompson l...
14-05-2018 21:42

Heads Up: How to Get the Very Best Out of your Teaching Staf

Simon Barber, Head of Ludgrove School, Berkshire, explains why investing time and money in talented, passionate teachers is worth every penny “You a...
11-05-2018 21:43

Is “Creativity” a Dirty Word"

Heidi Hughes addresses the old-age myth that a creative brain is worth less than a logical one I am lucky enough to be Head of a school in one of the ...
11-05-2018 21:43

Independent Schools Council Census 2018

The Independent Schools Council’s (ISC) census 2018 is published today… The Independent Schools Council Census, which has been conducted annually ...
27-04-2018 21:40

Studying at a non-Russell Group University

If you think studying at a Russell Group university is the best option, think again. There are many other high-ranking universities offering outstandi...
25-04-2018 21:43
 



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