Education news & features

NEW SECONDARY & SIXTH FORM SCHOOL IN ISLINGTON

Schools often focus on one unique selling point, but at North Bridge House Senior School and Sixth Form in Canonbury, it’s impossible to narrow that down to a single stand out aspect. From its Grade II-listed building, formerly the home of Thomas Cromwell (very in thanks to Wolf Hall), through to their refreshing focus on […]

The adventure of two teenagers who cycled the length of Africa, from Egypt to South Africa

TEENAGERS WHO CYCLED THE LENGTH OF AFRICA

John Farley and Ben Watson left Monkton Combe School in 2013. As with many teenagers they were a little unsure as to what to do next? They had several options, one of which was to take a gap year. But what does one do with a gap year? Get a job? Go on holiday? Or […]

BEN FOGLE ON HIS SCHOOL DAYS IN HAMPSTEAD & DORSET

TV presenter, writer and adventurer Ben Fogle reveals how Bryanston School inspired a passion that he never knew he had

DUKES MEADOWS: CHISWICK’S HIDDEN GEM

Overlooking the River Thames in Chiswick, Dukes Meadows is the perfect venue for sports enthusiasts – whatever the age

Paralympian Millie Knight on Sochi, success and school

MILLIE KNIGHT, GB’S YOUNGEST PARALYMPIAN

Millie Knight made history when she was the youngest ever participant for ParalympianGB at the 2014 Winter Paralympics Games. Fresh from success at the World Cup (and at the World Championships in Canada after this interview took place), the future looks bright – but she isn’t forgetting about her school studies You have just won […]

Fab Lab at Marymount International School

BARONESS GREENFIELD ON WOMEN IN SCIENCE

Baroness Susan Greenfield, on a visit to mark the opening of Marymount International School London’s Fab Lab, explains why she believes women in science face banana skins, bottle necks and elephant traps Women in science today face many challenges compared with their male counterparts. That’s the view of Baroness Susan Greenfield, the British scientist known […]

Core Knowledge at Maple Walk School

CORE KNOWLEDGE: THE CURRICULUM CHANGER

Maple Walk School is flourishing under the Headship of Sarah Gillam, which could be linked to the introduction of the Core Knowledge curriculum in September 2014. Here she tells Mark Kebble why they were attracted to its teaching approach – and how the principles were already very much a part of Maple Walk School life […]

Promoting sports at school and at home

ARE SCHOOL SPORTS ON THE WANE?

A new report suggests PE lessons are on the wane in schools, but Sue Laidlaw argues that a love for physical activity and sports doesn’t necessarily have to start at school If you struggle to keep your hallway free of an assortment of kitbags, dirty football, rugby, lacrosse or hockey boots, and are fed up […]

THE APPRENTICE STAR’S EDUCATIONAL VISION

He may have incurred the wrath of Lord Sugar on The Apprentice, but lawyer and entrepreneur Felipe Alviar-Baquero is as passionate about education as ever. As he writes here, education is about more than just exams – whether you’re in Colombia or Kent I grew up in Colombia where lots of children don’t have the […]

Dulwich College former pupil stars in feature film with Luke Parry

DULWICH COLLEGE PUPIL STARS IN FEATURE FILM

Former Dulwich College pupil Nicholas Galitzine, from Hammersmith, took to the red carpet at the Berlin International Film Festival yesterday after starring in The Beat Beneath My Feet alongside Beverly Hills 90201 star Luke Perry.  Nicholas got into acting at the London boy’s independent school Dulwich College, before joining the youth theatre company Pleasance in Islington. The […]