19th December 2015

According to a recent study by Sutton Trust, more than three quarters of top judges and 70% of QCs have benefited from studying at a private school. Their analysis revealed that high-fliers in the field of law were about 10 times more likely to have gone to an independent school than those who did not. […]

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9th September 2015

Last week, students throughout the UK received their GCSE results. Following a pattern regularly seen in recent years, girls on average achieved better exam scores than boys, but for the first time in a while, boys showed signs of catching up to their female counterparts.

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8th September 2015

Have you heard of unschooling? It’s the process of removing a child from formal education, instead allowing them to follow their own, self-directed learning path. It might sound radical, but some believe it has benefits similar to those that we associate with attending an independent school. Here, we take a look at exactly what unschooling […]

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14th August 2015

With A-level results coming out this past week and GCSE results set to follow, the media will be full of news of academic successes over the coming weeks and, typically, students from independent schools tend to perform significantly better than their state-educated counterparts.

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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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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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4th May 2015

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The soon to be departing headmaster of Eton College has been speaking out about the cost of independent schools, stating that high-performing institutions have become far too expensive for “squeezed” middle-class families. Tony Little, who has been in charge of the prestigious and historic school since 2002, told the Telegraph in a recent interview that […]

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