• Why protect your child’s education?
    Why protect your child’s education?

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    As the school holidays draw to a close, it’s time to think about getting ready for the new term. This year while you’re buying new uniform, sports kit, stationery and everything else that’s needed, take a moment to think about whether you could still afford to pay the school fees if something happened to you or your partner.

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  • Girls’ Schools and STEM: a Creative Chemistry
    Girls’ Schools and STEM: a Creative Chemistry

    The figures for the engagement of women in careers in Science and Technology are stark. Research published earlier this year revealed that women make up only 14.4% of those engaged in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) careers in the UK.

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  • Making the Most of School Open Days
    Making the Most of School Open Days

    The BBC Parents’ website offers advice for ‘Making the Most of School Open Days.’ Amongst the top ten tips are ‘Find out about the lunch’ and ‘Pay attention to the pupils.’ Wise advice, no doubt, but nowhere is there any mention of the curriculum. The curriculum matters. What is actually taught, day in day out, in the classrooms of independent schools is a much more significant differentiator from the education offered in the state sector than imposing buildings or broad acres of rugby and hockey pitches.

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  • Sport for all starts early at Croydon High
    Sport for all starts early at Croydon High

    There is an on-going debate amongst educationalists and in the media generally about young people’s participation in sport and whether or not schools do enough particularly to encourage girls to get active.

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  • Children’s Grief Awareness Week                       –                 Facing The Inevitable
    Children’s Grief Awareness Week – Facing The Inevitable

    “Nothing is certain except death and taxes” is probably one of the most famous quotes in the world. Written by Benjamin Franklin in a letter back in 1789, it still rings true over 200 hundred years later. However, despite the fact we all know we are mortal, in many ways as a society we are becoming less able to talk about the prospect.

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