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

British boarding schools’ question time

Submitted by Claire on Tue, 07/03/2023 - 14:54
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The first of a series of blogs in which we feature schools’ responses to a topical question we pose, for this one we asked, “What makes British boarding schools so attractive to overseas pupils post-pandemic?

Our first respondent is Simon Lockyer, Headmaster of the Royal Hospital School near Ipswich in the South East of England, who writes:

Gordonstoun’s view of mobile phone usage

Submitted by Claire on Thu, 23/01/2020 - 10:30
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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.

The best days of our lives!

Submitted by Claire on Wed, 15/05/2019 - 15:33
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In the thick of exam season, and amidst headlines agonising over what is right and what is wrong in education, it could be hard to lose sight of the fact that our school days could and should be the best of our lives.

So what a pleasure it was to receive the latest newsletter from the Royal High School Bath, featuring news and pictures from its end of year celebrations.

About the HMC

Submitted by Claire on Mon, 09/10/2017 - 12:09
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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.

A Woodard Education

Submitted by Claire on Mon, 21/11/2016 - 14:48
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Earlier this year we profiled the Round Square family of schools. This time we are featuring Woodard Schools, an organisation with 42 schools in its care. Only one of those schools is overseas, so it has more of a UK focus, but those 42 include schools from every sector of British education.

Round Square Schools

Submitted by maxxadmin on Wed, 25/05/2016 - 09:49
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Many of the British boarding schools we recommend are affiliated to a wider group or “family” of other schools. One such organisation is Round Square, which maintains and facilitates a network of 160 schools in 40 countries that has been growing ever since it was founded fifty years ago by philosopher Kurt Hahn.

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