Free science shows for schoolchildren

Free science shows for schoolchildren

The Royal Institution has vowed to increase its education outreach by offering science shows to schoolchildren across the UK and doubling its STEM education grants. The science research organisation plans to deliver 250 science shows in primary and secondary schools over the next year, a quarter of which will be...

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Private schools call for universities to reduce amount of unconditional offers awarded.

Private schools call for universities to reduce amount of unconditional offers awarded.

Top private schools are increasingly worried that unconditional offers are being handed out by universities too effortlessly. Heads believe that A level students in receipt of this offer may be tempted to “take their foot off the gas” according to The Guardian. Out of 950,000 offers made this year, 7%...

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Cambridge University announces £500 million scheme to bring in poorer students

Cambridge University announces £500 million scheme to bring in poorer students

Cambridge University has launched a £500m fundraising campaign to pay for a new “transition programme” to encourage and support applications from talented students from disadvantaged backgrounds who might otherwise not get a place. The scheme will include an intensive three-week bridging programme plus an additional transition year before a degree,...

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Private school students dominate top graduate jobs

Private school students dominate top graduate jobs

Former private school students dominate the best UK graduate jobs, according to a survey by the Institute of Student Employers (ISE). The survey found that while 91 per cent of the population attended a state school, only 57 per cent of hired graduates were state educated. Almost all of the...

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St James Senior Girls’ School – Open events

St James Senior Girls’ School – Open events

The best way to discover what our school is really like is to meet the girls themselves. Our future open events are listed below. You are most welcome to bring your daughter to all events. Girls are admitted to St James Senior Girls’ School at 11 and 16 years of...

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“Bringing out the Best in Your Children”

“Bringing out the Best in Your Children”

St Nicholas Preparatory School is delighted to announce a talk by The Parent Practice titled ‘Bringing out the Best in Your Children’.  The talk will be held on Thursday 27th September 2018 and you are invited to join us for a drink from 6pm with the talk starting promptly at...

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Bullying leaves children afraid to return to school

Bullying leaves children afraid to return to school

Almost half of children were worried about returning to school following the school holidays due to bullying, a YouGov poll has found. With 10 million children going back to classes, the poll conducted for the Diana Award found that 40 percent were picked on to such an extent that it...

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New school year draws battle lines between parents and teachers over school uniforms

New school year draws battle lines between parents and teachers over school uniforms

Following a report that over 80 pupils at a school in Stoke-on-Trent were put in isolation for not having the correct trousers, the debate between parents and teachers over school uniforms has reignited. Strict school uniform rules have frustrated parents around the country who believe that their children should be...

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Increase in infant class sizes of over 30

Increase in infant class sizes of over 30

The number of infants’ classes in England with over the legal limit have almost doubled in size over the past seven years, according to Labour. An analysis of House of Commons research has revealed that the number of children aged between five and seven that were in classes with more...

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Wordplay

Wordplay

I magine how difficult it is for a foreigner to learn and master English? The pit-falls, the pronounciation, the syntax, the tenses, the homonyms, synonyms and acronyms all conspire to confound the student. Denis Norden, that doyen of English wordsmiths, one half of the BBC 4 programme My Word! with...

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