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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Number of prospective university students at an eight year low

Number of prospective university students at an eight year low

Since 1871, the Royal Albert Hall has played host to everyone from Edward Elgar to Ed Sheeran, via Winston Churchill, The Beatles and Adele. Now, the Hall’s new Young Producers scheme will give 18 to 25-year-olds the chance to curate their own mini-series of events, providing a pathway into the...

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In conversation with Dick Jaine:  Kensington Park School’s Director of Education

In conversation with Dick Jaine: Kensington Park School’s Director of Education

Kensington Park School is set to open in Autumn 2017 in the heart of the museum district, along with its dedicated sixth form centre. KCW met with Director of Education Dick Jaine to talk about the brand new school in Kensington.  With a long and successful career in independent schools...

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Drop in number of learner drivers

Drop in number of learner drivers

The number of 17-year olds taking their driving test has fallen by over 100,000 since 2007-8 with the overall number of under-25s learning to drive down by 20 percent. This is according to new research from automotive consumer site ‘HonestJohn.co.uk’ The research also found a difference on regional grounds. East...

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Number of UK students receiving firsts has nearly doubled in five years

Number of UK students receiving firsts has nearly doubled in five years

The proportion of firsts handed out by UK universities has soared, resulting with a third of institutions now grading at least one in four degrees with top honours, according to the Press Association analysis of official data. In some cases, the proportion has more than doubled in five years, resulting...

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First year university students more concerned about money management than academic success

First year university students more concerned about money management than academic success

First-year university students start their academic lives worrying about managing their money rather than achieving academic success, new research has revealed. The study conducted by the National Union of Students on behalf of student insurance provider Endsleigh also found that young people are struggling to make their loans last as...

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Head Teacher’s alarmed about London School’s Funding Crisis

Head Teacher’s alarmed about London School’s Funding Crisis

  Research provided by London Councils has revealed London head teachers are struggling with a funding crisis and are concerned this will affect the quality of education for pupils. Talking Heads, a survey of nearly 400 London head teachers and senior school leaders compiled for London Councils by TES, The...

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