Ofsted ‘outstanding’ school reports drive up house prices by almost £40,000

Ofsted ‘outstanding’ school reports drive up house prices by almost £40,000

Homeowners can be expected to pay up to £331,605 on average to live near an ‘outstanding’ school, according to a recent study by confused.com. Most shockingly, this price rockets to £635,949 for a London house. The study used Ofsted data to calculate how much it would cost to live near...

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Prince’s Gardens Preparatory School announces its opening in September 2020

Prince’s Gardens Preparatory School announces its opening in September 2020

Nestled in the heart of Kensington, a stone’s throw from some of London’s most acclaimed institutions, is Prince’s Gardens Preparatory School, for children 3-11, due to open its doors in September 2020. Jill Walker, Headmistress, enthused about their exciting plans to renovate four Georgian townhouses at 10-13 Prince’s Gate. State-of-the-art science...

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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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Head teachers speak out on London’s school funding crisis

Head teachers speak out on London’s school funding crisis

London head teachers are grappling with a funding crisis that will damage the quality of education schools can provide, research commissioned by London Councils has revealed. Around 70 per cent of London school leaders who responded to the survey have already experienced budget cuts, 10 per cent more than those...

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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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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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Government ministers and business leaders join Lord Willetts at launch of first Chinese school in Europe

Government ministers and business leaders join Lord Willetts at launch of first Chinese school in Europe

(Pictured from left: Lord Willetts, the Mayor of Kensington and Chelsea Councillor Mrs. Elizabeth Rutherford and the Minister Counsellor Wang Yongli) Adrian Richardson, Chairman of the Governors and Founder Principal of the Cothill Educational Trust, together with Lord Willetts, former Cabinet Minister and Science and Universities Minister, hosted a reception to celebrate the launch of...

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Eaton Square Upper: A new senior school for Mayfair

Eaton Square Upper: A new senior school for Mayfair

As Eaton Square Upper School, Mayfair prepares to open its doors in September 2017, we speak to the new Headmaster, Phillip Williams, about his vision for London’s new independent senior school. Why have you moved to Eaton Square Upper School? I have always loved working in central London and I...

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UN Day at the Hampshire School

UN Day at the Hampshire School

Children of the Hampshire School explored national and cultural diversity at UN Day, an annual school festival made possible by the parents who volunteered to speak about their heritage. “It’s a day when we celebrate where we come from as a diverse melting pot of nations. Our children are able...

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Universities concerned students will not receive EU funding

Universities have sought to clarify the status of EU students and funding following last week’s referendum result, amid concerns they will no longer receive EU funding. International students make up a significant proportion of the UK’s student population. In the 2014/15 academic year, the number of international students studying in...
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