6th August 2015

Maths has been regarded with an air of dread by generations of students struggling to get their heads around algebra and Pythagoras theorem, but it is one of the most important subjects for pupils to be successful in to increase their chances of getting a good job in later life. So what can be done […]

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3rd August 2015

Philosophy is not a subject that can be found on every UK school’s curriculum, but it has long been taught in many of the country’s independent educational institutions. And a new study has looked at the true value that philosophy can bring to students’ education, with the results showing classes in the subject at a […]

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19th July 2015

It has become something of a tradition for independent school pupils to go abroad for their gap year. Whether it is to teach, work or travel, many are inclined and encouraged to make the most of this time in some distant destination.

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19th July 2015

Independent secondary school teachers are three times more likely to have a degree from Oxford or Cambridge than their state sector equivalents, according to new research.

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19th June 2015

A new initiative has been set up to encourage more state and independent schools to form partnerships. The London Brokerage pitches itself as the “go-to resource” for institutions looks to invest in a “cross-sector partnership”.

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12th June 2015

The financial crisis of 2008 revealed a couple of things – one, we’re not that au fait with the working of the financial sector and two, when it comes to money management, we could do a lot better. Of course, the crash and the subsequent global recession represented a wake-up call, namely a response to the […]

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9th June 2015

Whereas some people may view private education purely as expenditure, it should instead be viewed as an investment, according to one head, who says that the financial input will reap dividends in later life. Dorothy MacGinty, headmistress at Kilgraston, an all-girls school in the Bridge of Earn in Perthshire, believes that there is much more […]

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3rd June 2015

Parents choose to send their children to private school for a variety of reasons, but one of the key factors is the possibility of better grades. Whereas smaller class sizes, improved facilities and quality teaching are all important, the fact is that pupils at private schools perform better at A-level – something evidenced by results […]

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3rd June 2015

A third of the MPs who were elected to the new House of Commons in 2015 were educated at a private school, according to new research. A study carried out by the Sutton Trust shows that 32 per cent of politicians who won the vote in their constituency on May 7th were independently educated, which […]

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18th May 2015

The reappointment of Nicky Morgan as education secretary sends out a clear message about the direction of education. We take a look at what this means. The reappointment of Nicky Morgan as education secretary in prime minister David Cameron’s all-Conservative cabinet – the first time in 18 years that this has been possible  – was […]

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