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Lovely feedback on Durham School

Posted: Nov 12, 2019

Charlotte happy at Durham School | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
12/11/2019

Dear Gina,

Time flies and we're already more than halfway through term. Charlotte is really happy at Durham, so we wanted to thank you again for your excellent advice.

At every stage of the process we felt the benefit of your individual attention and always had the impression that you really wanted to find the right setting for Charlotte, knowing the schools as you do and getting to know her. That was very reassuring for us, and really important as we negotiated the jungle that is the British school system and all its various opportunities.

Aspire and achieve

Posted: Sep 27, 2019

Head Girl & Head Boy of Warminster School | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
27/09/2019

At British schools, the Headmaster or Headmistress is not the only head of school. One or more representative from their last year at school is elected or appointed Head Girl and/or Head Boy.

The results are in!

Posted: Aug 27, 2019

Wellington School GCSE pupils | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
27/08/2019

August is all about A Level and GCSE results, and with so much good news coming in from the British boarding schools we recommend, we’re pleased to pass on some highlights from just a couple of the schools that shared theirs with us.

A snapshot of IB results

Posted: Jul 12, 2019

King Edward’s Witley IB Diploma students | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
12/07/2019

While the summer holidays can be an anxious time for those awaiting their A Level results in August, International Baccalaureate Diploma students already know their fate, having received their results on Saturday 6th July. A good number of the British boarding schools we recommend offer the IB and a couple have shared those results with us.

Gina’s school trips

Posted: Jun 26, 2019

St Edward's School Oxford | Dickinson School Consulting
d'Overbroeck's Sixth Form | Dickinson School Consulting
Justus at Ashville College | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
26/06/2019

Each year Gina visits several of the schools we recommend; some are completely new to her, others she has known for years but hasn’t seen for a while. This spring and summer she stayed reasonably local, visiting three Yorkshire boarding schools, before returning to her old stamping ground in Oxford to bring herself up to date with developments at two schools in that famous university city.

Charterhouse Science, Maths and Coeducation news

Posted: Jun 03, 2019

New Science and Mathematics Centre at Charterhouse | Dickinson School Consulting
The Head of Charterhouse and local mayors at the opening of the new Science and Mathematics Centre | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
03/06/2019

Founded in 1611, Charterhouse moved from London to its current site in Godalming, Surrey in 1872. As with many British boarding schools, from this historical starting point the school keeps looking to the future and we have two important developments to report.

Brexit Update - Your Questions Answered

Posted: May 15, 2019

Your Brexit questions answered | Dickinson British Boarding Schools
Published on : 
05/06/2019

With Brexit still "on the table", we’re keen to give as much clarity as possible to current and prospective EU, EEA & Swiss students coming to study at independent boarding schools in England, Scotland and Wales.

The best days of our lives!

Posted: May 15, 2019

Royal High School Bath prizegiving | Dickinson School Consulting
Royal High School Bath ball | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
15/05/2019

In the thick of exam season, and amidst headlines agonising over what is right and what is wrong in education, it could be hard to lose sight of the fact that our school days could and should be the best of our lives.

So what a pleasure it was to receive the latest newsletter from the Royal High School Bath, featuring news and pictures from its end of year celebrations.

Stonyhurst’s support for aspiring medics

Posted: May 01, 2019

A couple of Stonyhurst College's aspiring medics | Dickinson School Consulting
Stonyhurst College's MedSoc logo | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
01/05/2019

The reasons families choose British boarding schools for their children’s educations are many and varied. Here we focus on the excellent support that potential medical students can receive, using Stonyhurst College’s MedSoc 2020 as an example.

Throughout this academic year, Stonyhurst’s Year 12/Lower 6th students have attended a number of sessions organised by the College’s Careers Advisor, in order to prepare them for making strong, competitive medical school applications.

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