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Equestrianism at Lancing College

Published on : 
12/04/2017

Renovation work of existing buildings at Hoe Court Farm has recently been completed to create the Lancing College Equestrian Centre.Located just a short walk from the College, a traditional boarding school in Southern England near Brighton, and set in over 15 acres, work on the…

An entrepreneurial alumnus

Published on : 
03/04/2017

Kent College Canterbury recently hosted former pupil David de Min on the day he completed the soft release of an app he has developed.Called Velapp, the app offers a simple method of editing video as you shoot it. Using 3D touch technology, this new method of videoing is set to…

Indoor Climbing at RHS

Published on : 
21/03/2017

The Royal Hospital School has recently been successful in its application to deliver the National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme (NICAS). This UK-wide scheme provides the structure and motivation for new climbers to develop their climbing skills, to gain the most out of the sport…

National sporting success for Woodbridge School

Published on : 
08/02/2017

Shortly before the end of last term, three of Woodbridge School’s four cross country teams competed in the ESAA XC National Cup, a competition for day and boarding schools in England. Having already done well in the area and regional rounds to get the Nationals, the runners…

Internationalism in British boarding schools

Published on : 
05/01/17

Against a backdrop of headlines prophesying US isolationism, UK insularism and rising nationalism across Europe after some divisive political campaigns and results in 2016, we are happy to start this new year with proof that the communities within the British boarding schools we…

New grading for GCSEs

Published on : 
13/12/16

GCSEs in England are in the process of being reformed and, as we like to keep you updated on developments in British education, this is our short guide to the changes and their chronology.The first thing to note is that the exams will be graded on a new scale from 9 to 1, with 9…

A Woodard Education

Published on : 
21/01/16

Earlier this year we profiled the Round Square family of schools. This time we are featuring Woodard Schools, an organisation with 42 schools in its care. Only one of those schools is overseas, so it has more of a UK focus, but those 42 include schools from every sector of…

A Level Update

Published on : 
04/10/16

When considering a child’s education in the UK, obviously the course of study they will follow is of paramount importance, particularly at that key phase just ahead of leaving secondary education at the age of 18. We have covered the courses available to 16-18-year-olds in a…

2016’s IB results are in!

Published on : 
14/07/16

Early in July, students across the UK and the world receive their International Baccalaureate Diploma results. This news, which to them is so important, passes largely unnoticed by the British media, unlike the furore which greets A Level then GCSE results later in the summer.…

Round Square Schools

Published on : 
25/05/16

Many of the British boarding schools we recommend are affiliated to a wider group or “family” of other schools. One such organisation is Round Square, which maintains and facilitates a network of 160 schools in 40 countries that has been growing ever since it was founded fifty…