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14th century proverb


Covid-19 – British boarding schools’ response

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All of us here at Dickinson School Consulting hope that you and yours are staying well at this difficult time.The coronavirus, and trying to avoid it, is affecting life everywhere in a wide variety of ways and we wanted to provide a brief update as to how the British boarding…

Winning ways for Aldenham School’s hockey teams

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Hockey is the main sport during this spring term at many British boarding schools, with high levels of competition across the age ranges and in all parts of the country.For example, Aldenham School has recently been celebrating the success of its girls’ hockey teams at U14 and…

Fyling Hall’s Sixth Form

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The Sixth Form is the pinnacle of any school. Bridging that gap between childhood and adulthood, preparing the young people in their care for arguably some of the toughest exams of their lives and for life beyond school, all the British boarding schools we work with challenge…

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…