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Christ College Brecon’s student focus

Posted: Nov 15, 2021

Mountaineering in Brecon | Dickinson School Consulting
Art in Brecon | Dickinson School Consulting
Canoeing in Brecon | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
15/11/2021

We are all keenly aware how tough the pandemic period has been for children. Disruption to their education has impacted them both academically and in terms of their personal growth.

Recognising the effects of this upheaval, Christ College Brecon has adapted its weekly timetable to include more extra-curricular activity to help with pupils’ physical, spiritual, social and moral development.

Branching out at BBSW

Posted: Oct 22, 2021

Bruton School for Girls | Dickinson School Consulting
Bruton School for Girls | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
22/10/2021

Gina recently participated in a virtual version of BBSW, the British Boarding Schools Workshop. Traditionally a presential conference held each spring and autumn here in the UK, since the pandemic the event has moved online to keep important lines of communication open between educational agents, like Gina, and the boarding schools they recommend.

Congratulations Gordonstoun!

Posted: Oct 14, 2021

Gordonstoun development - artist's impression | Dickinson School Consulting
Gordonstoun development - exterior plan | Dickinson School Consulting
Gordonstoun development - interior plan | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
14/10/2021

We were delighted to see plenty of the Welsh, Scottish and English boarding schools we recommend recognised across the categories in this year’s Independent Schools of the Year Awards. Covering both day and boarding schools, the latter sector is key to us and our clients, so particular congratulations go to Gordonstoun for being named 2021’s Independent Boarding School.

British boarding schools’ exam results round-up

Posted: Sep 08, 2021

Leighton Park students celebrating | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
08/09/2021

As the new academic year gets underway, we’d like to recognise the achievements of students who got their exam results over the summer. Always newsworthy, this past two years’ grades have generated even closer scrutiny due to disruption caused by the pandemic.

Focus on art at British boarding schools

Posted: Jul 19, 2021

West Buckland School's art department | Dickinson School Consulting
Art at Bryanston School | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
19/07/21

To close our little series of “Focus on…” blogs, this time we are showcasing the quality of art provision at British boarding schools.

Focus on nature at British boarding schools

Posted: Jun 18, 2021

Bee keeping at Dauntsey's | Dickinson School Consulting
Lancing College farm | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
24/06/2021

The news that Dauntsey’s is reviving its Bee Club, which originally ran in the early 1970s, provided the impetus for us to focus on nature studies and farming at our British boarding schools.

Focus on Classics at British boarding schools

Posted: May 28, 2021

Greeker at Bradfield College | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
28/05/2021

This time we turn our attention to the academic side of school life to focus on Classics.

Eminent historian Mary Beard recently announced she would fund scholarships for two students to study Classics at Cambridge University, as a “retirement present” after almost 40 years of teaching and research. Having brought ancient history to a wider, modern audience via television, the Cambridge professor wants to help widen the reach of Classics as a subject.

Focus on golf at British boarding schools

Posted: Apr 28, 2021

Loretto golf links | Dickinson School Consulting
Loretto golf centre| Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
28/04/2021

Continuing our “Focus on…” series, this time we are shining a light on golf at some of the Scottish boarding schools we work with.

Focus on dance at British boarding schools

Posted: Mar 10, 2021

Bede's Legat Dance Academy | Dickinson School Consulting
Culford School dancer | Dickinson School Consulting
Windermere School production | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
11/03/2021

From the rough and tumble of rugby in our last blog, to the delights of dance in this one – there really is something for everyone at British boarding schools. If dance is important to your child, whether as a potential career or something to enjoy alongside their studies, we have plenty of options to recommend. Here are a few highlights.

Focus on rugby at British boarding schools

Posted: Feb 24, 2021

Zander & Jamie at Strathallan | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
24/02/21

After a quiet weekend in terms of international rugby, this week excitement is building again as we look forward to the next round of the men’s Six Nations Championship. Alumni of British boarding schools feature strongly in the home nations’ teams, so what better time to feature the sport?

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