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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Making all the right noises: An Interview with Jonathan Milton, headmaster of the Westminster Abbey Choir School

Making all the right noises: An Interview with Jonathan Milton, headmaster of the Westminster Abbey Choir School

Westminster Abbey is undoubtedly one of London’s most popular landmarks, and its choir renowned as one of the greatest of its kind across the globe. Few will be aware that in the midst of the Abbey, tucked away in the grounds of the former monastery of Westminster at Deans Yard...

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Creating Creatives: Can you teach creative writing?

Creating Creatives: Can you teach creative writing?

One of the more or less truthful clichés of humanity is that deep down most people feel that they’re probably got a novel in them. Whether they are ‘actively’ pursuing this hazy dream: boring their friends for years with frequent assertions about how they’re ‘working on a novel in my...

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The Arts in Crisis: how schools funding is putting arts education at risk

The Arts in Crisis: how schools funding is putting arts education at risk

The University of Kent’s School of Music and Fine Arts has recently confirmed it will close as an academic entity by July 2019. It will allow full-time MA applications for 2017 entries only, according to local online newspaper Kent Online. The University of Kent’s fine art department was a highly...

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Obichamte Bulgaria!

Obichamte Bulgaria!

‘Why would you want to bring 62 UK pupils and staff to Bulgaria?’ This was the most popular question asked by the media during Whitgift School’s recent tour of the country, and the answer was not challenging. On my first visit over 12 years ago, I fell in love with...

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Benjamin Grosvenor visits St James Junior and Senior Girls’ Schools

Benjamin Grosvenor visits St James Junior and Senior Girls’ Schools

Pupils at St James Junior and Senior Girls’ Schools in Kensington were very excited to welcome British pianist, Benjamin Grosvenor, to school on Monday morning when the world-renowned concert pianist performed three pieces to pupils in two special assemblies. Benjamin Grosvenor played three pieces: ‘Prelude a l’apres-midi d’un faune’ (Prelude...

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International Mindedness – should you be part of the new trend?

International Mindedness – should you be part of the new trend?

A new trend among parents is for a ‘mix and match’ approach to education.  Starting perhaps with private nursery for the crucial early years; switching to state for primary where there’s a top church school or high performing local school on the doorstep, then switching back to private for secondary...

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Introducing Kensington Park School

Introducing Kensington Park School

Kensington Park School: A new academically rigorous school near Hyde Park, enrolling now and offering six form scholarships to bright pupils Kensington Park School is a new independent school for boys and girls aged 11-18 in the heart of London. Whilst the school is new, its leadership and teachers have long,...

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Disadvantaged children a full “two years behind” their peers when they sit GSCEs

Disadvantaged children a full “two years behind” their peers when they sit GSCEs

The very poorest children in England have fallen further behind their non-disadvantaged classmates since 2007, says newly released research. The Education Policy Institute study has claimed that  disadvantaged pupils in the bottom bracket are over two years behind their classmates when they take their GCSE examinations. This bracket comprises students...

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