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Gina’s visit to Oakham School

Posted: Jul 05, 2017

Oakham School’s gate off the market square | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
05/07/2017

Gina’s mini Midlands odyssey took her from Uppingham to Oakham School, another traditional, English boarding school, founded in 1584 in the historic market town of Oakham near Rutland Water. As well as A Levels, the school has been offering the IB Diploma for 15 years now, and ca. 25% of its IB candidates achieve 40 points or more!

Gina’s visit to Uppingham School

Posted: Jun 30, 2017

Uppingham School’s Porters’ Lodge| Dickinson School Consulting
Uppingham School’s new Science Centre | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
30/06/2017

On Gina’s recent visit to the famous British boarding school, Uppingham, she was impressed by the brand-new Science Centre and well-equipped Sports Centre. The creative arts are also well supported, with excellent provision for Art and Theatre, while Music is woven into the very fabric of the school community. Central to school life are the 15 boarding houses, each with its own dining room, as Uppingham is 99% boarding!

Excellent feedback on English boarding school Rye St Antony!

Posted: May 25, 2017

Johanna in front of the English boarding school for girls, Rye St Antony, Oxford | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
25/05/2017

Dear Gina,

When we collected Johanna from Oxford at the end of March, we decided to combine business and pleasure by spending a couple of days in the area to get to know that wonderful city a bit better. We also visited the heartachingly beautiful Blenheim Palace and its grounds.

Young Enterprise at Malvern St James Girls’ School

Posted: May 19, 2017

Malvern St James’ Girls’ School’s Young Enterprise teams | Dickinson School Consulting
Malvern St James’ Girls’ School’s "Little Book of You" | Dickinson School Consulting
Malvern St James’ Girls’ School’s "Posh Squash" | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
23/06/2017

We are constantly impressed by the range of activities and opportunities that our fabulous British boarding schools offer the young people they educate.

One which recently caught the eye is the Young Enterprise programme, which saw Year 12 girls at Malvern St James Girls’ School set up two companies with two very different aims and end products.

Win for Loretto pianist

Posted: May 09, 2017

Hamish Ogilvy of Scottish boarding school Loretto, demonstrating his love of music at Steinway Hall | Dickinson School Consulting Ltd.
Published on : 
10/05/2017

Now in its seventh year, the James Waterhouse Piano Competition, in association with Steinway and Sons, has established itself as one of the foremost piano competitions in the UK for children under 19 years of age.

An entrepreneurial alumnus

Posted: Mar 30, 2017

David de Min launching Verlapp | Dickinson School Consulting
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 take the world by storm. David captivated his audience of current students at this English boarding school, and within minutes they were able to shoot and edit their own videos.

Indoor Climbing at RHS

Posted: Mar 21, 2017

Tackling the new Indoor Climbing Wall as the Royal Hospital School gains teaching accreditation | Dickinson British Boarding School Consulting
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, as well as having their achievements recognised with five levels of award.

National sporting success for Woodbridge School

Posted: Feb 08, 2017

Some of Woodbridge School’s successful cross country runners | Dickinson School Consulting
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 could be fairly confident, although they were all, understandably, rather nervous at the start.

Internationalism in British boarding schools

Posted: Jan 05, 2017

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 recommend retain their international focus.

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