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In Loco Parentis

Date Posted: Wednesday, October 19th, 2016


All boarding schools require a UK based guardian for overseas students. Who will accept full responsibility of guardianship for your child during their studies in England?

Hmmm. There’s Uncle Bob but he’s too far away (and a bit wacky), granny is rather frail

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Honour The Work And The Work Will Honour You

Date Posted: Saturday, October 15th, 2016


These are the words of Edward Thring, Headmaster of Uppingham School between 1853 and 1887. The celebrated British educator started his headship at the age of 32 and brought with him a raft of original ideas, many that are still important today.


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Date Posted: Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Oxbridge or bust? Not so – students should broaden their horizons when choosing a university, says Wendy Heydorn, Director of Higher Education at Sevenoaks School

Many students at Sevenoaks School in Kent apply to Oxbridge – and

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800 acres for 700 boys

Date Posted: Wednesday, October 5th, 2016


Beautiful quadrangles and cloisters, boys in gowns and teachers known as “dons” and a headmaster called “The Warden”.  Radley College’s sprawling self-contained estate in prime Oxfordshire countryside was founded by an Oxford University Fellow, the Reverend William Sewell.

All this space must be

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May we let you in on a little secret?

Date Posted: Saturday, September 24th, 2016


An all girl’s school, set in the heart of the academically vibrant city of Cambridge, with outstanding pastoral care and excellent academic results.

Come and meet St Mary’s School, Cambridge at BESSA 2016!

Parent testimonials | St Mary’s School, Cambridge Read through our

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What is a quality school that defies any label?

Date Posted: Wednesday, September 21st, 2016


Tonbridge will say it includes doing all it can to help a boy achieve his potential. Small set sizes (through a high teacher/pupil ratio of 1:8) and exceptional commitment from teachers. Every boy is encouraged to develop a full range of creative skills,

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The new age of learning is taking off online!

Date Posted: Monday, September 19th, 2016


Keystone Tutors has an established itself as a leading provider of one-to-one tutoring and guidance to students who are looking to join top UK schools, universities or following the UK curriculum. Their London based team is able to advise on all aspects of

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My School in a National Park

Date Posted: Wednesday, September 7th, 2016


How lucky am I? As a Sedberghian, my school in the Yorkshire Dales National Park offers 35 sports including sailing, rugby, tennis, hockey, cricket, netball, shooting, athletics, cross country, fives, football, squash, swimming, tennis, mountain biking, canoeing, horse riding, fell walking, caving and

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Sevenoaks: The best IB school in the world?

Date Posted: Saturday, September 3rd, 2016


It is widely recognised that Sevenoaks is one of the leading IB schools in the world.

Exceptional results in 2016 saw 7 students achieving the maximum 45 points, 21 students securing 44 points and another 28 with 43 points. An extraordinary 60% of

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