“Great oaks from little acorns grow.”
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How do British boarding school communities work?

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The private school system can come under fire for being too elitist or for sheltering its students from the real world outside. In fact, in many ways, British boarding school communities reflect our global community more accurately than state schools can, having a spread of nationalities throughout their student cohort, and by dedicating time and effort for those students to contribute to the world around them.

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 performance spaces are once again noisy with the sound of excited chatter and shared stories.

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.

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