Education news & features

Sydenham High School GDST is finding clever ways to inspire young students who struggle with maths

MAKING MATHS FUN AT SYDENHAM HIGH SCHOOL

With education professionals and the media emphasising the growing importance of Maths in the classroom and for future careers, Sydenham High School GDST is finding clever ways to inspire young students who struggle with the subject FEATURED PROMOTION There is increasing emphasis on STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects as the key to future UK […]

Why school admissions are not all about exams

WHY SCHOOL ADMISSIONS ARE NOT ALL ABOUT EXAMS

Rather than relying on exam results, there are plenty of schools that think outside the box when it comes to their admissions process, as Sarah Ebner investigates

International Baccalaureate success at Sevenoaks School

WHY THE IB REIGNS AT SEVENOAKS SCHOOL

Since the 1970s, acclaimed Sevenoaks School has adopted the International Baccalaureate. Here, Headteacher Katy Ricks explains why the school phased out A-levels and how the global outlook followed by their students will stand them in good stead Sevenoaks School is a co-educational day and boarding school for pupils aged 11-18. Founded in 1432, Sevenoaks provides […]

Wildflowers Kindergarten and the Scandinavian education system

THE SCANDINAVIAN EDUCATION SYSTEM EXPLORED

Wildflowers Kindergarten, founded by Helena Nilsson in Hampshire, takes the principles of the Scandinavian education system and implements them into teaching nursery-aged children – but why does it work? The founder explains all Why is Scandinavia’s approach to education held in such high regard? Why, too, is the approach ideal for nursery school aged children? […]

Why extra-curricular activities at independent schools are as important as academic studies

WHY EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ARE VITAL

Executive Principal of Southbank International School Graham Lacey explains why extra-curricular activities are just as important as academic studies and how they have a direct effect on the overall performance of a child In recent years there has been much talk in the educational press of schools relegating the importance they give to extra-curricular activities to allow […]

Why the International Baccalaureate is a global phenomenon

WHY THE IB IS A GLOBAL PHENOMENON

If you want to know why the International Baccalaureate works, Dwight School London Headteacher David Rose is best placed to reveal why. He talks to Mark Kebble about a global career, what he loves about the IB and why Dwight School London is different I believe next year will mark ten years for you David […]

How the girls at Bromley High School are succeeding in sports, science, art and music

IMPRESSIVE RESULTS FROM BROMLEY HIGH SCHOOL

League tables and exam results are often key factors when choosing a school for your child. But how about the more creative subjects? One school that’s thriving in all areas is Bromley High School GDST.  Here headmistress Angela Drew lists the excellent achievements of her students FEATURED PROMOTION Studies of women in the professional workplace […]

Why religious schools play a role in education

WHY RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS PLAY A ROLE IN EDUCATION

It’s a hot potato of a subject, but what do religious schools bring to education in modern times? One successful all through school, Bishop Challoner in Shortlands, Kent, is a shining light as Mark Kebble discovers when meeting up with their recently appointed Headteacher, Paula Anderson How would you say Bishop Challoner has evolved since […]

Power of art & design at Bromley High School

THE POWER OF ART & DESIGN IN SCHOOLS

From poppy installations to winning national awards, Bromley High School GDST certainly shows how far a good art & design education can take pupils. The Head of Art & Design at the school, Becky Shepley, talks to Mark Kebble about the snowball effect You have been here five and a half years Becky – what’s […]

Learn to swim with Mark Foster and Swimming Nature

LEARN TO SWIM WITH MARK FOSTER

Champion swimmer Mark Foster has put his name to a new way to teach us all to swim – and reveals to Mark Kebble the role Millfield School played in his career