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Warminster School’s annual Curriculum Enrichment Day

Posted: Jan 08, 2018

Winning entry at Warminster School's 2017 CED | Dickinson School Consulting
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08/01/2018

Each year Warminster School, an English boarding school in Wiltshire, holds a Curriculum Enrichment Day (CED), which takes learning out of the classroom, crosses subject boundaries and combines the talents of students from years 7 to 13, as they work together within their House groups to solve a problem or create a product.

Ellesmere College’s MUN delegation

Posted: Dec 12, 2017

Ellesmere College’s MUN delegation | Dickinson School Consulting Ltd.
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12/12/2017

Model United Nations (MUN) is an extra-curricular activity in which more than 400,000 people from schools, universities and beyond participate each year. Lots of the schools we recommend have delegations that get involved, both within school and at conferences further afield.

An overview of enrichment at St Swithun’s

Posted: Dec 04, 2017

St Swithun's academic achievement and personal development | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
04/12/2017

St Swithun’s is a highly regarded girls’ day and boarding school in Winchester in the south of England. Its pupils benefit from a broad curriculum that promotes individual choice, so they can fulfil their intellectual, physical and creative potential. In addition, right from the off, girls are taught to examine social, cultural and moral issues, so they can make informed decisions about their own way of living while respecting the values of others.

CCF honour for Wellington School pupil

Posted: Nov 23, 2017

Wellington School's CCF cadet with the Countess of Wessex | Dickinson School Consulting
Wellington School's CCF cadet | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
23/11/2017

The Combined Cadet Force (CCF) is a Ministry of Defence sponsored youth organisation in the United Kingdom. Each CCF is an educational partnership between a school and the Ministry of Defence, and may include Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Army or Royal Air Force sections.

Many of the British boarding schools we recommend are active within the CCF, as it provides students with a myriad of opportunities outside the classroom but within disciplined structures.

Sidcot’s extra-curricular example

Posted: Nov 02, 2017

Students on the  Duke of Edinburgh’s Award | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
02/11/2017

Something that sets our British boarding schools apart is their commitment to providing an all-round education. While academic ambition, commitment and achievement are important, they are not the be all and end all, so the schools we recommend offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities.

Prep School options

Posted: Oct 16, 2017

The stunning Lake District setting of Casterton Prep School | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
16/10/2017

Gresham’s, a British boarding school on England’s east coast, recently sent us a link to their new video, which provides an insight into boarding life at their prep school. It’s well worth taking a couple of minutes to watch and it got us thinking it would be good to let you know more about a few of the other prep schools we work with.

About the HMC

Posted: Oct 09, 2017

Uppingham School, where the HMC started | Dickinson School Consulting
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09/10/2107

As delegates of last week's annual conference start the new week back at their schools, we thought you might be interested to know a bit about the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference, or HMC.

Ackworth School Football Academy

Posted: Sep 20, 2017

Jamie Fullarton coaching football at British boarding school Ackworth | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
20/09/2017

Recently we’ve had exciting news from Ackworth School, which from September 2018 will be offering a two-year, elite football development programme for boys and girls in its 6th form.

Results day for new GCSEs

Posted: Sep 08, 2017

GCSE pupils at Wellington School | Dickinson School Consulting
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08/09/2017

The big news over the summer was that GCSE results in England included the new grades for English Language, English Literature and Maths.

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