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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.

Dauntsey’s latest Mercers’ Lecture

Posted: Feb 14, 2019

BBC Security Correspondent Frank Gardner OBE at Dauntsey’s | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
05/03/2019

The British boarding schools we recommend employ many different ways to inspire their students, whether academically, in terms of sport or simply to open their minds to all the possibilities ahead of them.

Dauntsey’s holds a series of lectures each year, named in recognition of the links between the school and the Mercers’ Company, which go back to Mercer founder Alderman William Dauntesey, Master of the Worshipful Company of Mercers, who founded the school in south west England in 1542.

Giggleswick School’s new fitness centre

Posted: Jan 23, 2019

Olympic medallist triathlete Jonny Brownlee meets students of Giggleswick School | Dickinson School Consulting
The new gym at Giggleswick School | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
23/01/2019

All the British boarding schools we recommend have some enviable facilities and we often receive news of further developments. One such update came from Giggleswick School recently, when Olympic medallist triathlete Jonny Brownlee opened its new state of the art fitness centre.

Occupying a purpose-built extension to the school’s sports complex, the suite features the latest in weights, strength and conditioning training equipment, as well as top-end treadmills, cycle trainers, rowing machines and other cardio-vascular training aids.

West Buckland School’s boarding award hopes

Posted: Jan 14, 2019

West Buckland School scuba | Dickinson School Consulting
West Buckland School baking | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
14/01/2019

We were delighted to receive a copy of West Buckland School’s first International Newsletter at the end of last term, especially as it reported their nomination for Boarding School of the Year in the TES Independent School Awards 2019.

New Pre-6th Form Course at Durham School

Posted: Dec 18, 2018

Durham School's Pre-6th course | Dickinson School Consulting Ltd.
Published on : 
18/12/2018

A popular entry point for international students is the UK’s Year 11. This is the academic year during which students turn 16 years old, so it is often the first year many feel mature enough to take on the exciting challenge of living away from home and it fits well with educational systems in a number of other countries.

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