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Free download! Spring term prep edition

The spring term edition of Independent School Parent is out now! ...
22-02-2021 21:59

School Memories with Will Butler-Adams, CEO of Brompton Bicy

Will Butler-Adams, CEO of Brompton Bicycle, recalls his seminal years at Rugby School in Warwickshire, and the life lessons garnered along the way Des...
19-02-2021 21:54

Meet the Head: Parsons Green Prep

We speak to Matthew Faulkner, Headmaster of Parsons Green Prep, to find out more about the school’s history and how they prepare children for the ne...
16-02-2021 22:08

A tailored and flexible approach to remote learning at Redcl

Benedict Dunhill, new Head at Redcliffe Prep School in Chelsea, explains how the school took on a new approach to remote learning during the latest lo...
09-02-2021 21:57

Great British Education 2021: studying in the UK

  Great British Education 2021 is out now The UK offers international students an academic experience that is hard to beat. British -educated stud...
09-02-2021 21:57

How to Provide Financial Security for Your Family

Hugo Hamilton-Shaw, Divisional Director, London at Brewin Dolphin, explains how help is at hand when it comes to providing financial security for you...
05-02-2021 21:56

Meet the Head: Sandroyd School

We speak to Alastair Speers, Headmaster of Sandroyd School, to find out more about the school’s history and how they prepare children for the next s...
04-02-2021 21:58

My top ten home-schooling tips

Norland nanny Alice Curry shares a few ways to make juggling working from home and home-schooling that little bit easier Since the announcement of loc...
03-02-2021 21:58

The spring term prep edition

The spring term edition of Independent School Parent is out now! Welcome to this spring term prep edition. Although it has been announced that schools...
03-02-2021 21:58

WIN afternoon tea for four in central London

A sumptuous London-themed tea awaits you at The Kensington Hotel in one of the capital?s most exclusive locations Celebrating the best of London, The ...
03-02-2021 21:58

Plan of action

  Dan Thornburn, Headmaster of Edgeborough School in Surrey suggests some mental health strategies to help you and your child cope with the pressures...
01-02-2021 21:59

Return to the kitchen table: are we finally facing our Water

Zoe MacDougall believes that students, parents and teachers are all finding the challenges of the latest Lockdown to be tougher than those of last Spr...
27-01-2021 22:00

Inner-city learning

DLD College London Principal, IRFAN LATIF, shares an insight into the innovative boarding experience provided for its overseas students in the heart o...
27-01-2021 22:00

5 strategies for remote GCSE success

Between lockdowns, isolations and remote learning in general, it?s been a challenging year for our children. The ?usual? approaches to preparing for e...
21-01-2021 21:57

How Covid-19 has affected school transfers in 2020/21

Interview with Sadia Ayub, Director of Eaton Tutors, originally featured in Independent School Parent Summer and Autumn magazines. We meet, socially d...
21-01-2021 21:57

Beyond the school council

By Ed Dickie, Headteacher Claremont Senior School. With greater focus than ever on schools adapting to a changing environment, Ed Dickie, Headteacher ...
21-01-2021 21:57

GCSE and A-level exams 2021: What will take their place"

GCSE and A-level exams 2021: What will take their place" With the cancellation of GCSE and A-level exams this summer, Duncan Byrne Headmaster of Lough...
18-01-2021 21:55

Home-schooling 2.0 in lockdown 3.0

Home-schooling 2.0 in lockdown 3.0 Jane Prescott head of Portsmouth High looks at the lessons learned in previous lockdowns and how they can be adapte...
07-01-2021 21:54

GCSE and A-level exams cancelled

GCSE and A-level examinations cancelled The Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson confirmed this afternoon (6th January, 2021) in a state...
06-01-2021 21:56

Pining for Yorkshire

Hollywood A-Lister Chris Pine reflects on his exchange year at the University of Leeds, and how the experience in and out of the lecture theatre broad...
05-01-2021 21:56

All About My Career… Entrepreneur Hannah Thomas

Entrepreneur and professional chef Hannah Thomas, 25, is the founder of Herbs & Wild, a kitchen-café in Wiltshire I run a kitchen-café, Herbs & Wild, ...
18-12-2020 21:57

Summer Exams 2021: Additional measures to support students

Sam McCormick considers the encouraging headline announcements the Government has made about the arrangements for the Summer 2021 public exams in Engl...
18-12-2020 21:57

St Catherine?s Bramley

St Catherine?s Preparatory School is a happy school with high expectations. We are fortunate to be located in the beautiful village of Bramley, near G...
18-12-2020 21:57

71 New Pupils Welcomed to Highfield and Brookham Schools

It has been widely reported that independent schools across the country have seen a rise in enquiries over the last few months during the pandemic and...
18-12-2020 21:57

Bickley Park School: a global outlook with a world-class vis

Bickley Park?s vision is to deliver a world-class education for boys from the age of two-and-a-half to 13. Bickley Park’s aim is to put the building...
18-12-2020 21:57

WIN: A three-night Luxury stay in St Lucia

Enter our competition to the north western shores of St Lucia in the Caribbean where turquoise-coloured waters lap sugar-soft sands Nestled into 60 ac...
18-12-2020 21:57

In search of a tutor" Here?s our pick of the best

Check out our pick of the best tutors, who will guide and prepare your child for their forthcoming 11+ and Common Entrance examinations… Bespoke Tui...
18-12-2020 21:57

Meet the Head: Queen Anne’s School

We speak to Julia Harrington, Headmistress of Queen Anne’s School, to find out more about the school’s history and how they prepare children for t...
18-12-2020 21:57

The Race Against Catastrophe

Education has changed more over the last ten months than the last ten years. Parents have found themselves relearning Pythagoras as they were thrust i...
18-12-2020 21:57

How to support your child’s mental health at school

Advertisement Feature As the new school year starts, make sure that you have all of the tools needed to support your child?s mental health. The corona...
27-10-2020 22:00

Autumn Term Senior Schools Edition

The autumn term senior schools edition of Independent School Parent is out now! It was with nervous anticipation that hundreds of schools across the c...
27-10-2020 22:00

Meet the Head: Norwich High School for Girls

We speak to Miss Alison Sefton, Head of Norwich High School for Girls, to find out more about their history and how they prepare children for the next...
23-10-2020 21:57

Meet the Head: St Peter’s School, York

We speak to Jeremy Walker, Headmaster of St Peter’s School, to find out more about their history and how they prepare children for the next stage in...
20-10-2020 22:10

Home Learning at Dulwich Prep London

Dulwich Prep London Deputy Head (Teaching & Learning), Ed Matten, reflects on home learning and gives his top tips for ensuring remote learning is a r...
19-10-2020 22:06

Independent Schools of the Year 2020 Awards ? Results Reveal

Above, the awards ceremony was held live with independent schools across the country tuning in to find out who the winners were   Independe...
08-10-2020 22:01

Top tips for passing the French Common Entrance exams

Are your children preparing for the French Common Entrance exam" Nigel Pearce, author of French for Common Entrance textbook and revision resources. L...
07-10-2020 21:59

Meet The Head: Maltman?s Green School

September 2020 marked the start of Jill Walker?s headship at Maltman?s Green as Joanna Pardon retired after fifteen years in post. Mrs Walker was Head...
07-10-2020 21:59

Excellence with a sense of fun!

Down a quiet, leafy street in Gerrards Cross, behind a pretty exterior, sits one of the foremost girls? prep schools in the country ? Maltman?s Green ...
07-10-2020 21:59

Full steam ahead for Mayfield School

John Doy, Head of Sixth Form and English teacher at the all-girls Mayfield School talks about his own background in education and what it’s like to ...
05-10-2020 21:57

Following in family footsteps

Benjamin Ingram-Moore, 16, is the grandson of Captain Sir Tom Moore who raised more than £38m for NHS charities during the pandemic. The Bedford Scho...
02-10-2020 21:56

School Memories – Alexandra Tolstoy

The broadcaster and businesswoman looks back at her years at Downe House in Berkshire where she loved boarding and English literature. Describe your s...
30-09-2020 21:58
29-09-2020 21:59

The New Normal 2.0

Wimbledon High?s new headteacher, Fionnuala Kennedy discusses the school?s role in a post-pandemic future, the joy of the return to classroom learning...
29-09-2020 21:59

Autumn Term Prep School Edition

The autumn term prep school edition of Independent School Parent is out now In this autumn term prep schools edition, we feature a selection of school...
29-09-2020 21:59

The Guide to Independent Schools Autumn 2020

Don’t miss the The Guide to Independent Schools Autumn 2020 Edition Welcome to the Autumn 2020 edition of the Guide to Independent Schools, here to ...
25-09-2020 21:58

Support Network

Elizabeth Ivens explains the importance of pastoral care in a school setting ? and how teachers and parents can work together to instil children with ...
23-09-2020 22:02

Meet the Head: Cumnor House School

We speak to Mike Seaton, Executive Headmaster of Cumnor House School, to find out more about their history and how they prepare children for the next ...
23-09-2020 22:02

Just Like The Good Old Days

Bright yellow socks, the Wall Game and pancake flipping Katie Hughes uncovers the weird and wonderful traditions that help independent schools connect...
23-09-2020 22:02

A Future Investment

Nicholas Winther, Finance Director of Rugby School, Warwickshire looks at the cost of an independent-school education and the options available to par...
23-09-2020 22:02

Virtual Caldicott

The Berkshire school?s phenomenal success in creating an online lockdown community earned it a spot as a ?nalist. Headmaster Jeremy Banks explains how...
23-09-2020 22:02

Why choose an independent school"

SAMANTHA PRICE, Headmistress at Benenden School in Kent, outlines the many academic, extracurricular and social benefits of opting to give your child ...
23-09-2020 22:02

How I Did It – The Bursary Process

Skye, 15, is a day pupil in year 11 at Rugby. Here she and her mum, Izabela, explain their experience of the bursary process. When did you apply for t...
23-09-2020 22:02

Meet the Head: Marlborough House School

As we mark the start of a new term, Marlborough House welcomes new headmaster, Mr Eddy Newton, to the school. Experienced headteacher, Mr Eddy Newton,...
21-09-2020 21:58

Meet the Head: Malvern St James Girls School

We speak to Olivera Raraty, Headteacher of Malvern St James Girls’ School, to find out more about their history and how they prepare children for th...
18-09-2020 22:00

Meet the Head: Collège Français Bilingue de Londres

We speak to Denis Bittmann, Headteacher of Collège Français Bilingue de Londres, to find out more about their history and how they prepare children fo...
17-09-2020 21:57

Meet the Head: Highgate School

We speak to Adam Pettitt, Head Teacher at Highgate School, to find out a little it more about the school?s core values and how it prepares pupils for ...
15-09-2020 22:01

Meet the Head: Exeter School?s first female head

We speak to Louise Simpson, Head of Exeter School, to find out how their pupils benefit from their ethos and co-ed environment. What were your first i...
14-09-2020 22:00

Independent Schools of the Year 2020 Finalists Announced

The finalists of Independent Schools of the Year 2020 have been announced by the independent judging panel chaired by Dr Helen Wright. It was an extre...
11-09-2020 21:56

Numbers in Year 3 at Highfield and Brookham Schools at a Fiv

Independent schools have faced a huge amount of financial and political pressure over the last few years and particularly in the last few months durin...
08-09-2020 21:59

Meet the Head: New Headmaster Starts at Marlborough House

As we mark the start of a new term, Marlborough House welcomes new headmaster, Mr Eddy Newton, to the school. Experienced headteacher, Mr Eddy Newton,...
03-09-2020 21:58

Meet the Head: Bishop’s Stortford College

Bishop’s Stortford College welcomes new head, Kathy Crewe-Read, this September. Kathy Crewe-Read joined Bishop?s Stortford College in September 2020...
03-09-2020 21:58

As the Michaelmas Term starts at Sedbergh?..

Schools are eerie places without the general hubbub of happy children going about their lives and here at Sedbergh we could not be more excited about ...
02-09-2020 22:29

Purpose and Personality: Alleyn?s Summer Show is the highlig

The Summer Show is a highlight of the Alleyn?s calendar. Here, Head of Art and Art History at Alleyn?s School, Ms Sally Reynolds, introduces the show ...
01-09-2020 22:37

A unique ?Experience of Work? at Alleyn?s School

Alleyn?s adapt to the new normal with a unique take on their ?Experience of Work? week in times of COVID-19. In Summer Term, Year 11 pupils would usua...
27-08-2020 22:27

A Risky Business ?"

The imminent return to school at the start of the new academic year is causing anxiety amongst both students and parents. Zoe MacDougall considers how...
21-08-2020 21:57

GCSE Results: Jo Cameron, Head of Queenswood School, Hertfor

As 550,000 pupils receive their GCSE results, which are based entirely on assessment this year, Jo Cameron, Head of all-girls’ Queenswood School in ...
20-08-2020 22:03

So, you have your grades but what next"

So, you have your grades, but what next" Nick Gallop, Head of ...
20-08-2020 22:03

How are predicted A-level grades calculated"

How are predicted A-level grades calculated" In the late spring, teachers submitted to the exam boards their predicted grades ? called centre assessme...
19-08-2020 21:59

Exam Appeals Process: What Next"

After the Government’s u-turn on the exam appeals process on Monday, Tom Bennett, Sedbergh school’s Director of Studies takes you through the opti...
19-08-2020 21:59

A-levels: Exams in chaos after Ofqual about-turn on Grade Gu

Exams in chaos after Ofqual performs an about-turn on A-level grade guidance A-level students face further uncertainty after the exams board regulator...
16-08-2020 22:07

A-level Pupils can use Mock Exam Results

A-level pupils can use their mock exam results if they are unhappy with the grades they receive tomorrow In a Government announcement made late on Tue...
12-08-2020 21:58

Meet the Head: Sedbergh School

We speak to Dan Harrison, Headteacher of Sedbergh School, to find out a little it more about the school’s core values and how it prepares pupils for...
11-08-2020 21:56

Meet The Head

A Q&A with Eilish Sleator, Head of North Bridge House Nursery & Pre-Prep West Hampstead. 1. What attracted you to the role at North Bridge House Nurse...
10-08-2020 21:59

?Appealing? A Level and GCSE Grades: what?s possible this su

Tom Bennett, Director of Studies at Sedbergh School, considers the options open to students – and their parents – unhappy with the grades awarded ...
06-08-2020 21:55

Live Virtual Events at Francis Holland Schools

by Vanessa McKinley, Director of External Relations, Francis Holland Schools Trust One of the biggest challenges we face as central London schools is ...
04-08-2020 21:58

Private Schools See Admission Enquiries Rise by 30%

Demand for places at independent school have risen by 30% due to worries about learning during lockdown According to the Independent Schools’ Associ...
28-07-2020 21:55

Meet The Head: Bournemouth Collegiate School

We speak to Russell Slatford, Headteacher of Bournemouth Collegiate School, to find out a little bit more about the school’s core values and prepari...
22-07-2020 21:59

To work or not to work ?."

Diana Morant from William Clarence Education considers the question of how hard children should be working this summer holidays After a summer term of...
22-07-2020 21:59

Virtual Choice: choosing a school in the slipstream of a pan

Philippa Scudds, Director of Marketing and Communications, Canford School, considers how to find the right school in the COVID-19 educational landscap...
15-07-2020 21:57

Getting up from the Kitchen Table

Zoe MacDougall, the mother of a nine year-old daughter, concludes her parents?-eye view of a summer term of remote learning Personal history as it hap...
08-07-2020 21:55

Ofqual consultation on proposed changes to GCSEs and A Level

In response to the disruption to education caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Ofqual, the Government?s exam regulator in England, has launched a consult...
03-07-2020 21:59

Coronavirus: Playing it safe

The welfare of boarding school pupils is at the heart of the BSA?s Covid-Safe Charter, says Dale Wilkins, Director of Safeguarding, Standards and ...
26-06-2020 21:55

Child Mental Health Coping Strategies for Remote Schooling

Lara Péchard, Head at St Margaret?s School in Hertfordshire, considers the constraints of home-working on students? mental wellbeing Schools routinely...
25-06-2020 21:56

Coronavirus: Reception, Year One and Year Six go Back to Sch

  Although it has remained open for children of keyworkers, Caroline Jordan, Head of Headington, Oxford discusses preparing the school for her pupils...
25-06-2020 21:56

Coronavirus: Home Schooling ? Less is More

Based on the experiences of the last few weeks, Ben Evans, Headmaster at Edge Grove Prep School in Hertfordshire, believes that remote learning must b...
25-06-2020 21:56

The Prep and Senior Summer 2020 Edition is Out Now

Don’t miss the prep and senior summer edition of Independent School Parent magazine Welcome to this combined prep and senior summer edition which ha...
25-06-2020 21:56

Coronavirus: Still sitting at the Kitchen Table ?. 

Zoe MacDougall, mother of a nine-year old daughter, shares the frustrations and anxieties of Lockdown and wonders what school will be like when we eme...
25-06-2020 21:56

Clean up your home schooling with 11+ revision

With many parents and guardians home schooling their children whilst schools are partially closed, Sally Moon, 11+ expert and English and English and ...
25-06-2020 21:56

Open Letter to Independent School Parent Magazine?s Readers

In an exclusive letter, Julie Robinson, Chief Executive, Independent Schools Council*, updates parents on the work which independent school l...
25-06-2020 21:56

The Rise of the ?Coronials?" 

Nick Gallop says to resist the temptation to indulge a new generational moniker and challenges the view that the 2020 cohort of school leavers will be...
25-06-2020 21:56

Back to School?..or not" 

Andrew Fleck, Principal of Sedbergh School, believes that children must return to school before the global pandemic is fully resolved   ?I don?t want ...
25-06-2020 21:56

It’s Back to School for Year 6 Boarders at Ludgrove

Year 6 boarding pupils have returned to the Berkshire-based school, and guess what" They’re loving it..! “We were delighted and excited to welcome...
25-06-2020 21:56

Coronavirus: A view from the frontline 

Pictured: Charlotte Avery, Headmistress of St Mary?s School, Cambridge  As a school we chose Microsoft Education for our digital needs and we have bee...
02-04-2020 21:43

Coronavirus: 3D visors in production at Dulwich College

The Dulwich Design and Technology team are producing over 50 full-face visors every day for health workers battling COVID-19 across south London, with...
02-04-2020 21:43

Highgate School – The Independent School of the Year f

Highgate works hard to make a difference to the lives of thousands of children across London and, for the last decade, has channelled this work thro...
31-03-2020 21:44

Coronavirus: Making the Grade

With GCSE and A-level exams cancelled, teachers are set to decide pupils? grades based on course work, mock exams and predicted grades. What?s the rea...
28-03-2020 21:43

Coronavirus: Outbreak Outreach

Even while the nation is in lockdown, there are many independent schools rising to the challenge of helping the less fortunate and more vulnerable mem...
28-03-2020 21:43

Coronavirus: Keep Calm and Carry on in Times of Corona

How can parents maintain a sense of normalcy for their house-bound children" Charlotte Phillips investigates solutions to help your family thrive duri...
28-03-2020 21:43

Coronavirus: Bolton School Alumnus Contributes to Covid-19 D

Jonny Ashton, who left Bolton School in 2005, was one of several television producers and crew involved in Sunday night’s Channel 4 documentary ‘C...
25-03-2020 21:43

Coronavirus: How Schools are Helping Pupils Learn from Home

It?s been less than a week since pupils started learning from home. So, how have schools adapted to ensure that students still receive the best educat...
25-03-2020 21:43

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