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One of the great joys and benefits of a boarding education is the fact that there is the time and the space to offer a rich array of opportunities which enable young people to grow and develop and explore the person they are. They develop passions and interests, they develop their character and they learn to play a positive part in a community – all things that will help them to lead a happy and fulfilled life.

  • BBC Radio 1’s Dr Radha to explore the future of kindness during ACS Cobham event

    ACS International School Cobham is inviting people to discover why kindness is critical to a sustainable future during its new event, ‘The world needs… Kindness warriors’, taking place on Wednesday 9th February, 7pm-8.20pm (GMT). Headlining the evening are Dr Radha Modgil, a doctor, BBC Radio 1 presenter, author and wellbeing expert, and Dr Essam Daod, a professional psychiatrist and Co-Founder...

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  • BSA acquires guides to boarding

    The Boarding Schools' Association (BSA) has acquired ‘The BSA Guide to Boarding’ and ‘Service Parents Guide to Boarding’ and their associated websites from Bulldog Publishing. BSA also now also owns 100 per cent of Schoolplaces.org. BSA will be reviewing content, style, offering and distribution to strengthen schools' marketing efforts and as a first step it has secured a 25 per cent discount from the rate...

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  • King’s Ely student commended in prestigious competition

    Thomas Strudwick, who is in Year 8 at King’s Ely Junior and who is one of Ely’s Head Choristers, says he is “pleased but really surprised” to have been commended in the Junior section of the competition, which was launched forty years ago and is an early steppingstone for many young people in musical composition. Thomas’ commendation is for ‘Sing...

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  • New diploma to reflect Giggleswick School students all-round effort.

    ‘Ambition, Respect and Participation’ is at the heart of a new diploma launched by Giggleswick School to reward the all-round achievements of its students. The school will continue to offer GCSEs, A Levels and BTEC courses, but the Giggleswick Diploma will go further – recognising each child’s efforts in the classroom, their academic progress and their participation and development in...

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  • Forres Sandle Manor hosts Santa Fun Run!

    All the staff and children chose to run 1, 2 or 3 laps of the course, which they duly did as they chased down Santa, who set off at quite a pace. Thankfully the weather held off as the children showed superb resilience in completing the run. Well done all. The event was put on by Mr McEwan, Miss North...

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  • Dauntsey’s School Parents’ Association Awards Travel Scholarships

    The pair plan to set off in October this year, returning in May 2023. They will use the trusted TDA Global Cycling route as a guide. Both students have a great deal of cycling experience and are well placed to take on this adventure. They were two of a group of Sixth Formers who presented their application to a selection...

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  • Dauntsey’s trials for the Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race – the “Canoeists’ Everest”

    Photograph shows: Dauntsey’s sixth formers in trials for Devizes to Westminster canoe race Each pair of students practices paddling the lightweight and unstable canoes and then takes part in trials to secure a coveted place in Dauntsey’s DW team for the race. The Dauntsey’s team will consist of seven boats, including the fastest female crew, fastest male crew, fastest mixed...

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  • PASTORAL CARE AT THE HEART OF ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AT GIGGLESWICK SCHOOL

    According to The Children’s Society, one in six children aged 5-16 are likely to have a mental health problem, but 75% aren’t getting the support they need. As Royals and celebrities continue to raise the profile of mental health, parents are increasingly looking for schools which offer a ‘whole child’ approach to education. We spoke to deputy head, Christian San...

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