• Homework has been with us for as long as we have had schools and it seems always to have been the subject of debate. Yet even in the relatively recent past, homework was not as universal as it is now. Only twenty years ago, just 60% primary schools made their pupils do homework but as…

    Bromley High School, homework article, surviving national offer day
  • Secondary state school offers are already out there and with the Primary offers recently issued, this is an apprehensive time as it gets more difficult to secure one of those desired school places. It can be tough surviving National Offer Day when the realisation hits home that the best performing state schools are massively oversubscribed….

    National Offer Day, Appeals, Schools, Bromley
  • When your child is busy with homework and after-school activities it is tempting to wait until the last few months to concentrate on preparation for these tests – but this can be a mistake. Building familiarity takes time Despite all the stories about new tests that cannot be revised for, we are all aware that…

  • If you are considering putting your child forward for the 11+ grammar testing then you will understand the fierce competition and pressure these examinations can cause for 10 year olds and parents alike. The 11+ grammar tests follow the state Primary KS2 SATs, these SATs results are used to track your child’s progress, but they…

  • With most subjects now overhauled and exams taken at the end of the course there’s even more pressure on students to adopt effective revision tactics. This summer sees the first new A level exams and the return of traditional three-hour papers in some subjects. They are designed to be tougher with less coursework and more…

  • The new year marks a fresh frenzy of parents desperately trying to secure a place at the best school for their children, waiting in anticipation for state Secondary offer letters out 1st March and Primary offers out 18th April. In the UK we have become obsessed in securing a top state school place and the…

  • The importance of maintaining good physical health is something we all understand. We may not always choose to follow the lifestyle rules but certainly most of us know what we ‘should’ be doing. When it comes to mental health, however, we tend to wait for symptoms or warning signs to arise before considering the health…

    Independent Schools in Bromley
  • Should I choose a preparatory school for my child? Do they really offer more than a local primary school? The answer to both of these questions is ‘Yes’. As their name suggests, the role of preparatory schools is to prepare your child for their entrance into senior education, so don’t be surprised to see a…

  • “Just be you, just be great, just be fabulous” pronounced the inspirational journalist and broadcaster and Blackheath High School alumna Charlene White. Blackheath High School students were delighted to welcome Ms White back to the school to deliver a lecture as part of the school’s academic enrichment programme ‘Wollstonecraft’, named after the 18th century writer,…

  • I am very fortunate to have taught in four independent schools, three of which were girls only, with absolutely superb Sixth Forms (Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls, North London Collegiate School and its sister school in Jeju and now, of course, Blackheath High). It mystifies me when I hear talk about the decline of single-sex…

  • Michael Gove and Nicky Morgan have come and gone but the impact of successive Secretaries of State for Education on examination reform may only just be becoming apparent to parents and pupils. GCSE reforms have been introduced piecemeal and it is now the responsibility of schools to navigate a clear path for pupils through the…

  • “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.” Nelson Mandela It is increasingly important that young people study a language other than their native tongue when at school. Technology tools can help with…

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