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“Great oaks from little acorns grow.”
14th century proverb


Felsted Prep's Science Award

Posted: Dec 15, 2015

A Science teacher with her pupils at Felsted Prep | Dickinson British School Consulting
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Felsted Preparatory School’s Science Department is proud to have been awarded a Primary Science Quality Mark Gold Award. According to the assessors, “the Science Department’s passion for teaching is very evident” and “the range of opportunities both within the school day and in extracurricular ventures is excellent… Having specialised staff has enabled the school to develop initiatives and projects beyond the scope of most primary schools.”

4 Awards for Oakham

Posted: Oct 20, 2015

Oakham School students on their way to lessons | Dickinson British School Consulting
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We seem to be so often celebrating the many successes of the British boarding schools we are proud to recommend, you might think we’d be in danger of becoming blasé. No fear when we receive a rundown of annual achievements like the one we’ve just had from Oakham School. We are delighted to report the School has won not one, not two but FOUR national awards in one year!

When should children start school?

Posted: Sep 23, 2015

Junior and Senior School Children at Ashville College | Dickinson British School Consulting
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The UK’s Department for Education recently announced that admissions rules are to be changed so children born between 1st April and 31st August will be able to go into reception a year later than some of their pre-school peers. The news that summer babies are to be allowed to start at the age of 5 rather than 4 is receiving a mixed reaction from parents, so we consider the arguments for and against.

Taking school to the forest

Posted: Sep 17, 2015

2 pupils enjoying Forest School | Dickinson British School Consulting
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Forest School was developed as part of Scandinavian Early Years education in the 1950s and was introduced in the UK in the mid-1990s. Since then, many British schools have added time for Forest School into the curriculum, especially for younger children.

Changing of the guard at Eton

Posted: Jul 01, 2015

Eton College's famous medieval buildings | Dickinson British School Consulting
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This month Tony Little retires as Head Master of Eton College after 13 years in the role there, and 26 years in total as a Head (at Chigwell School and Oakham School before Eton). He has poured all this educational experience into a book published to coincide with his retirement, “An Intelligent Person’s Guide to Education” (Bloomsbury, £16.99).