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How to decide if your child should attend boarding school

How to decide if your child should attend boarding school

Deciding whether to send your child to boarding school or not is a difficult and personal choice that depends on many factors. There is no concrete rule that will help parents decide whether...

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The pros and cons of boarding vs day school

The pros and cons of boarding vs day school

Choosing the right educational setting for your child is an important decision that can greatly impact their development and overall well-being. One common dilemma faced by parents is decidi...

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What is an occasional place for admission in to a school?

What is an occasional place for admission in to a school?

A Guide to Occasional Places for Independent Schools If you are looking for a place in an independent school for your child at a non-standard entry point (i.e. not 4+, 7+, 11+ or 16+), you m...

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7 tips for parents visiting school open days

7 tips for parents visiting school open days

School open days are one of the few opportunities parents will get to explore school grounds, speak to teachers, talk to students, and get a feel for the school‘s culture and environme...

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How to prepare for UK schools when you have just moved from Hong Kong

How to prepare for UK schools when you have just moved from Hong Kong

Moving to another country is a stressful experience. It takes a lot of time and effort to get settled and adapt to a new culture. For many parents, understanding a foreign education system i...

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5 tips to prepare your child for the 11 plus exams in Summer

5 tips to prepare your child for the 11 plus exams in Summer

Preparing for the 11+ exams in the summer holidays can be a very stressful time for parents and children alike. With nearly all of the grammar school exams and some independent schools tests...

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Getting your child started with musical instruments

Getting your child started with musical instruments

It is a well known fact that learning a musical instrument can have a positive effect on the minds of people of all ages. This is especially true of children – the earlier they start, ...

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Does your child have Study Partners? They should!

Does your child have Study Partners? They should!

Children are notorious procrastinators; they are easily distracted, bored and seldom keep focused on the task at hand. Parents often think that if their child works in a group, they are more...

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Is your child making a lot of mistakes? Good!

Is your child making a lot of mistakes? Good!

  As parents and teachers, it is understandable that we sometimes wish to shield children from the unpleasant feelings associated with getting things wrong. However, research shows that...

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Teach your child how to learn – not just what to learn.

Teach your child how to learn – not just what to learn.

In spite of catchy (and often cheesy) mission statements from schools, colleges and tuition centres, educational methods are commonly based around memorisation of content – focused on ...

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Private School Entry Guide

Private School Entry Guide

    What’s the difference between Private, Independent and Public schools?   It’s often difficult to pick apart the differences between private, independent and pu...

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Choosing a school for a child with performing arts talents

Choosing a school for a child with performing arts talents

As proud parents, we all know our children are unique. They’re smarter than anyone else’s, funnier, certainly more attractive, better behaved and above all bursting with the kind...

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