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14th century proverb

Campus development at Taunton School

Posted: Nov 08, 2022

Taunton School 6th Form Centre | Dickinson School Consulting
Taunton School Library | Dickinson School Consulting
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Taunton School is in the midst of a £20million development project. Work started early this year, with the new sixth-form centre and students’ library already completed and in use. Still to come are enhanced sports facilities, a brand-new international school on the main campus, and the creation of a green and sustainable pedestrianised hub linking boarding houses, teaching and dining blocks.

Congratulations Gordonstoun!

Posted: Oct 14, 2021

Gordonstoun development - artist's impression | Dickinson School Consulting
Gordonstoun development - exterior plan | Dickinson School Consulting
Gordonstoun development - interior plan | Dickinson School Consulting
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We were delighted to see plenty of the Welsh, Scottish and English boarding schools we recommend recognised across the categories in this year’s Independent Schools of the Year Awards. Covering both day and boarding schools, the latter sector is key to us and our clients, so particular congratulations go to Gordonstoun for being named 2021’s Independent Boarding School.

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.

New Cookery Facility at Truro School

Posted: Oct 06, 2018

Truro School students meet Prue Leith | Dickinson School Consulting
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September whizzed past in its usual whirl of back to school activity and one bit of English boarding school news that caught our eye was this: Prue Leith CBE DL visiting Truro School to officially open their new Cookery School.  As well as enabling practical cookery to be taught throughout the school, the new facility gives Sixth Form students the opportunity to complete the prestigious Leiths Introductory Certificate of Food and Wine, a professional cookery course designed to provide students with emp

An overview of enrichment at St Swithun’s

Posted: Dec 04, 2017

St Swithun's academic achievement and personal development | Dickinson School Consulting
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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 off, girls are taught to examine social, cultural and moral issues, so they can make informed decisions about their own way of living while respecting the values of others.

Young Enterprise at Malvern St James Girls’ School

Posted: May 19, 2017

Malvern St James’ Girls’ School’s Young Enterprise teams | Dickinson School Consulting
Malvern St James’ Girls’ School’s "Little Book of You" | Dickinson School Consulting
Malvern St James’ Girls’ School’s "Posh Squash" | Dickinson School Consulting
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We are constantly impressed by the range of activities and opportunities that our fabulous British boarding schools offer the young people they educate.

One which recently caught the eye is the Young Enterprise programme, which saw Year 12 girls at Malvern St James Girls’ School set up two companies with two very different aims and end products.

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.