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Harrow Chamber Orchestra is on tour in Singapore!

Date Posted: Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

The Harrow Chamber Orchestra comprises most of the music scholars at Harrow. It has an extensive repertoire, stretching from the Baroque to Modern era. The Orchestra’s current tour of Singapore and Bangkok is a prelude to future concerts this year at St John’s Smith

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旺旺来福 – Happy lunar new year!

Date Posted: Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

45 and out. A student’s perspective

Date Posted: Friday, October 27th, 2017

Aaron Gruen, who left St Edward’s in 2017 having scored full marks of 45 in the IB Diploma, reflects on his time at St Edward’s, what the future holds next, and how he was able to achieve his remarkable result.

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The British Sixth Form Curriculum debate rages on – A Levels, Pre-U or the IB?

Date Posted: Monday, October 9th, 2017

The variety of sixth form courses available in UK schools is a prime example of how all roads lead to Rome – students can take different paths to enter higher education depending on their own specific ambitions, learning styles and skill set.

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Girl Power

Date Posted: Saturday, October 7th, 2017

Jane Gandee, Headmistress at St Swithun’s School in Winchester, tells how her girls grow up to really be themselves.

There are many excellent independent schools, some of which are single-sex. The question for the discerning parent is whether the

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Hear Its roar: A new chapter for the Dragon School

Date Posted: Wednesday, October 4th, 2017


What do Sir John Betjeman, Cressida Dick, Tom Hiddleston and Emma Watson have in common? They all attended the Dragon School in Oxford, a co-educational boarding and day school that offers an exceptional educational experience for both boys and girls from

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21st Century UK Boarding: Diversity, academic excellence and innovation

Date Posted: Sunday, October 1st, 2017


As parents start the deliberation of whether a day school or boarding environment may suit their child, they soon realise other factors must be taken into consideration beyond the differences in financial costs and distance from home.  Here are five reasons

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Records topple at Teddies

Date Posted: Friday, September 29th, 2017


St Edward’s School has seen particularly strong exam results this year at GCSE, A Level and IB, highlighting the transformation to the academic life of the School over the last five years, with modern approaches and new programmes.


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