New figures show that 93% of London’s students suffer from poor sleep

New figures show that 93% of London’s students suffer from poor sleep

Run as part of The Student Housing Company’s wellbeing programme, the findings of a new survey have revealed that 93% of students in London claim to suffer from poor sleep at university, with stress cited as the biggest contributing factor. Whilst students have always had a poor reputation for sleeping...

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The UK and USA refuse to adopt the new PISA ‘tolerance test’

The UK and USA refuse to adopt the new PISA ‘tolerance test’

Schools in England and the United States will not be taking the new international Pisa test designed to assess respect for other cultures, challenge extremism and help identify fake news. The new “global competences” test will be carried out alongside maths, reading and science, as part of the Organisation for...

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Kensington Park School: excellence in the heart of London

Kensington Park School: excellence in the heart of London

As the competition for London school places heats up, Kensington Park School, a new independent school for boys and girls aged 11-18, provides a much needed additional choice for parents Kensington Park School is already attracting a lot of attention and quite rightly so. Not only does the school have...

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Learning Science through Slime

Learning Science through Slime

Pupils at St James Senior Girls’ School (www.stjamesgirls.co.uk) have been taking their slime-making skills to another level by conducting individual scientific research projects into slime as part of a Year 7 science competition. Each pupil was given their own independent investigation to carry out in order to explore a feature...

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Mayoress of Hammersmith & Fulham visits St James Senior Girls’ School

Mayoress of Hammersmith & Fulham visits St James Senior Girls’ School

Pupils at St James Senior Girls’ School (www.stjamesgirls.co.uk) were delighted to welcome the Mayoress of Hammersmith & Fulham, Rosemary Pettit, to their morning assembly on Monday 29th January. Mrs Pettit spoke to the girls about her duties as Mayoress as well as those of the Mayor. She also explained the...

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Structured Revision Time Builds Confidence for Students

Structured Revision Time Builds Confidence for Students

Students and parents are navigating new waters with wide ranging A-Level and GCSE reforms now in place for many key subjects. As these new specifications and standards are introduced, it takes a toll on students’ confidence while they prepare to tackle their final exams. The Easter holidays have long been...

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Westminster School to open branches in China

Westminster School to open branches in China

Westminster School will set up six bilingual schools in China. This, Westminster says, will help fund bursaries for disadvantaged students in London. It is one of the biggest expansions of a UK school brand into China. They are being formed with the help of an education firm from Hong Kong,...

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Interest in study abroad declining among UK students

Interest in study abroad declining among UK students

The number of British students studying abroad has plummeted, a British Council report has found. A reluctance to leave family and friends and a lack of foreign language skills have dampened the desire of UK students to venture overseas, according to a survey of more than 1,000 undergraduates. Just 18...

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Mayor announces new schemes to inspire the next generation of young scientists, engineers and coders

Mayor announces new schemes to inspire the next generation of young scientists, engineers and coders

Young Londoners put their coding skills to the test on November 9th, as the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, launched a range of innovative new initiatives to boost the take up science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects. The Mayor has joined forces with the LEGO Group and the Institute...

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The Art of Research in the Digital Age

The Art of Research in the Digital Age

Research and the internet are perhaps two words which raise some wariness in educators. There is definitely the need to teach students about research and how to do it well, and also to open up the wealth of libraries and archives on our doorstep in London. For many researchers, the...

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