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Warminster School’s annual Curriculum Enrichment Day

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Each year Warminster School, an English boarding school in Wiltshire, holds a Curriculum Enrichment Day (CED), which takes learning out of the classroom, crosses subject boundaries and combines the talents of students from years 7 to 13, as they work together within their House…

Ellesmere College’s MUN delegation

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Model United Nations (MUN) is an extra-curricular activity in which more than 400,000 people from schools, universities and beyond participate each year. Lots of the schools we recommend have delegations that get involved, both within school and at conferences further afield.…

An overview of enrichment at St Swithun’s

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St Swithun’s is a highly regarded girls’ day and boarding school in Winchester in the south of England. Its pupils benefit from a broad curriculum that promotes individual choice, so they can fulfil their intellectual, physical and creative potential. In addition, right from the…

CCF honour for Wellington School pupil

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The Combined Cadet Force (CCF) is a Ministry of Defence sponsored youth organisation in the United Kingdom. Each CCF is an educational partnership between a school and the Ministry of Defence, and may include Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Army or Royal Air Force sections.Many of…

Sidcot’s extra-curricular example

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Something that sets our British boarding schools apart is their commitment to providing an all-round education. While academic ambition, commitment and achievement are important, they are not the be all and end all, so the schools we recommend offer a wide range of extra-…

Prep School options

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Gresham’s, a British boarding school on England’s east coast, recently sent us a link to their new video, which provides an insight into boarding life at their prep school. It’s well worth taking a couple of minutes to watch and it got us thinking it would be good to let you…

About the HMC

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As delegates of last week's annual conference start the new week back at their schools, we thought you might be interested to know a bit about the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference, or HMC.This professional association of heads of the world’s leading independent…

Ackworth School Football Academy

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Recently we’ve had exciting news from Ackworth School, which from September 2018 will be offering a two-year, elite football development programme for boys and girls in its 6th form.The Academy will be run by Jamie Fullarton, a former English Premier League footballer, now a…

Great feedback on Whitgift Summer School

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Dear Gina,my Summer School experience at Whitgift was brilliant! It's a wonderful school with really beautiful schoolgrounds. Also my room was really nice because I had a single room with my own bathroom. But also the Summer School programme was brilliant. We always had…

Results day for new GCSEs

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The big news over the summer was that GCSE results in England included the new grades for English Language, English Literature and Maths.As outlined on these pages last December, these subjects are now graded from 9 to 1, with 9 being the highest grade, while all other subjects…