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14th century proverb


Gordonstoun’s view of mobile phone usage

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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…

Future Medics LIVE at Truro High

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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…

Christmas closedown

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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

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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…

Leighton Park School’s new website and scholarships

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Leighton Park School recently shared a number of updates with us. The first is their brand new website, where you can find out more about this small day and boarding school in Reading, just 30 minutes from London.Enjoying a peaceful setting in 65 acres of parkland, which you can…

Aspire and achieve

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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.Being a coeducational English boarding school, Warminster School has one of each and the…

The results are in!

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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.Wellington School celebrated 36% of A Level…

A snapshot of IB results

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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…

Gina’s school trips

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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…

Charterhouse Science, Maths and Coeducation news

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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.On 22nd May, a new…