Children entering UK Maths Nationals skyrockets

Children entering UK Maths Nationals skyrockets

Britain’s young mathematicians have raised their game with the National Awards competition attracting a record-breaking 1,200 entries this year. The top-ten scoring, Pythagoras problem-solvers have never been so hungry to reach the final of the National Young Mathematicians’ Awards with University Challenge’s Bobby Seagull, after battling it out in the...

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Faith & grammar schools get green light

Faith & grammar schools get green light

The government has announced that grammar schools will be given the chance to make thousands of new places for pupils as part of a trimmed down expansion scheme. Grammar schools are controversial since they select pupils based on there results of the 11-plus given to 10 and 11-year olds. This,...

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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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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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Schools and colleges struggling to provide adequate time and resources for pupil’s well-being

Schools and Colleges are struggling to provide adequate time and resources for pupil’s well-being according to a joint report published by the Health and Education Committees. The committee report found that an increasing number of education providers were having to cut back on mental health services, such as school counsellors,...

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Chelsea and Fulham MP visits local school

Chelsea and Fulham MP visits local school

Children at The Hampshire School, Chelsea, enjoyed a visit from local Chelsea and Fulham MP and Minister for International Trade Greg Hands. Hands attended a presentation from Year 2 children titled Water is Life, which explored the importance of clean water and included the children’s findings from their mission to become...

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Schools in England ‘to see first real-terms funding cuts in 20 years’

Schools in England ‘to see first real-terms funding cuts in 20 years’

Schools in England are facing the first real-terms cuts to their funding since the mid-1990s, a leading thinktank has warned. Spending per pupil is to fall 6.5% by 2019-20, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), although it added that school funding had been well protected over the past...

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Mayor vows to fight for capital’s schools in the face of Government budget cuts

Mayor vows to fight for capital’s schools in the face of Government budget cuts

Cuts to school funding will significantly hit pupils across the capital, undermining everything London’s teachers have worked to achieve and damaging London’s reputation as an education leader, according to the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. In a keynote address to education leaders and experts from around the globe at his...

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Local school reaches nationwide geography competition final

Local school reaches nationwide geography competition final

St James Senior Girls’ School is delighted to have been selected as one of the ten finalist schools for African Adventures’ nationwide School Geography Challenge Live Final. Two Year 10 pupils from St James, Clemence Blanchard and Isabella Wright, are looking forward to joining their peers from competing schools for...

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Why Children’s Mental Health Week, 6th-12th February, is important

Why Children’s Mental Health Week, 6th-12th February, is important

Today is the start of Children’s Mental Health Week (running 6th-12th February), run by UK charity Place2Be and supported by a range of other charities, such as ChildLine and Heads Together. The aim is to prioritise mental wellbeing in young people and reduce the stigma surrounding mental health. This is...

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