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14th century proverb


Gordonstoun’s view of mobile phone usage

Posted: Jan 23, 2020

Gordonstoun boarding | Dickinson School Consulting
Gordonstoun expedition | Dickinson School Consulting
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

A snapshot of IB results

Posted: Jul 12, 2019

King Edward’s Witley IB Diploma students | Dickinson School Consulting
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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
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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
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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.