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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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The Perfect Match

Date Posted: Monday, September 25th, 2017

Stephanie Cheah, Founder of the education consultancy Waypoints, offers some tips on how to find The Perfect Match in your choice of boarding school 

There is a vast diversity of boarding schools in the UK which all have different things to offer.

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Broader Experiences, Broader Minds

Date Posted: Monday, September 18th, 2017

Did you know that Gordonstoun:

Is the only school that has Sail Training as part of its curriculum? Has its own Fire Service because service to the local community is another core part of Gordonstoun’s working week? Is the birth place of

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Technology and Tradition at Tonbridge

Date Posted: Monday, September 11th, 2017

To combine innovation and 21st century initiatives with a respect for traditional and history is one of the challenges facing the great independent schools of the UK.  At Tonbridge, they manage to achieve that balance in a unique and exciting way.  Founded in 1553 under Letters Patent

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Uptown (not downtown) Abbey

Date Posted: Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Jonathan Whitehouse, Director in Asia for Abbey DLD Colleges based in Hong Kong, explains why the UK is a good option for Singaporean based families.

It can be a hard decision for parents and students to choose which country gives

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Date Posted: Saturday, January 28th, 2017

BESSA 祝您鸡年大吉,心想事成!

BESSA wishes you good health and happiness in the Year of the Rooster!

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A Leader in Women’s Education

Date Posted: Thursday, October 27th, 2016


Wycombe Abbey School was founded in 1896 by Dame Frances Dove, a keen feminist and pioneer of girls’ education. She believed that girls should be taught corporate virtues, a sense of discipline and esprit de corps. Wide interests were to be encouraged and

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