“Great oaks from little acorns grow.”
14th century proverb


Focus on nature at British boarding schools

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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.Dauntsey’s is building an ecologically designed apiary, powered by solar panels, to…

Focus on Classics at British boarding schools

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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…

Focus on golf at British boarding schools

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Continuing our “Focus on…” series, this time we are shining a light on golf at some of the Scottish boarding schools we work with.Dollar Academy recently informed us of its new partnership with the famous hotel and golf club, Gleneagles. Golfers at the school already enjoy…

Focus on dance at British boarding schools

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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…

Focus on rugby at British boarding schools

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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…

British boarding schools – education for all

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A recent newsletter from Rossall School reminded us it could be worth highlighting the fact that British boarding schools are suitable for everyone. Of course we could be wrong, but there may be an idea that all schools are highly selective, with daunting entrance examinations…

Goodbye 2020!

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What a year! As we wind down to our seasonal closure, we wanted to reflect on how our British boarding schools have dealt with everything 2020 has thrown at them, and to pay tribute to their staff and students.The coronavirus pandemic has overshadowed most of this year, at best…

Covid-19: British boarding schools’ response – update

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The ongoing pandemic is making this a difficult time for all of us. From governments to individuals, we are all trying to find a balance between safety and relative normality, especially for our children. Fortunately, the British government recognises the importance of in-school…

Independent Schools of the Year 2020

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The winners of Independent Schools of the Year 2020 were announced recently at a virtual awards event hosted by Independent School Parent magazine.An independent panel of 14 judges selected the winners from more than 300 nominations and we were delighted to see so many of the…

BSA certification

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The Boarding Schools’ Association (BSA) is the largest association of boarding schools in the world, representing more than 600 independent and state boarding schools, over 500 of which are based in the UK. Its mission is to champion boarding and promote boarding excellence.The…