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Covid-19 – British boarding schools’ response

Posted: Mar 26, 2020

Wellington School via Skype | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
26/03/2020

All of us here at Dickinson School Consulting hope that you and yours are staying well at this difficult time.

The coronavirus, and trying to avoid it, is affecting life everywhere in a wide variety of ways and we wanted to provide a brief update as to how the British boarding schools we work with are responding to its many challenges.

Winning ways for Aldenham School’s hockey teams

Posted: Mar 16, 2020

Aldenham School Hockey | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
16/03/2020

Hockey is the main sport during this spring term at many British boarding schools, with high levels of competition across the age ranges and in all parts of the country.

For example, Aldenham School has recently been celebrating the success of its girls’ hockey teams at U14 and U15 level, both having been crowned district champions after winning a competitive tournament against other schools from the local area.

Fyling Hall’s Sixth Form

Posted: Feb 19, 2020

Fyling Hall science | Dickinson School Consulting
Fyling Hall mathematicians | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
19/02/20

The Sixth Form is the pinnacle of any school. Bridging that gap between childhood and adulthood, preparing the young people in their care for arguably some of the toughest exams of their lives and for life beyond school, all the British boarding schools we work with challenge their Sixth Form students to achieve their potential and be excellent role models for their younger pupils.

Gordonstoun’s view of mobile phone usage

Posted: Jan 23, 2020

Gordonstoun boarding | Dickinson School Consulting
Gordonstoun expedition | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
23/01/2020

The Principal of Gordonstoun, Lisa Kerr, made headlines recently for speaking out about the Scottish boarding school’s decision to ban mobile phones. Here she shares with us her thinking behind the move.

“Our 200 acres of beautiful woodland, classrooms, playing fields and performance spaces are once again noisy with the sound of excited chatter and shared stories.

Future Medics LIVE at Truro High

Posted: Jan 08, 2020

Future Medics LIVE | Dickinson School Consulting
Future Medics LIVE | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
08/01/2020

Truro High School for Girls recently informed us that it is hosting the international debut of an interactive, residential, medical experience this summer – Future Medics LIVE.

Aimed at preparing the next generation of medical, dental and veterinary professionals to gain places on these highly competitive courses, the brand-new, week-long course will offer delegates the chance to follow an in-depth medical course, set in simulated emergency situations and surgery facilities.

Christmas closedown

Posted: Dec 18, 2019

Yorkshire in the snow | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
18/12/2019

Season's Greetings!

Our offices will be closed from Monday 23rd December until Friday 3rd January inclusive. We are back as usual from Monday 6th January!

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.

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