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Plymouth Uni studies how parents choose child's education

New research explores the challenges parents face when choosing secondary schools in Plymouth

Do parents need to know everything?

Helen Jeys looks at the pros and cons of sharing assessment records with parents

A new force for cross-sector collaboration

James Croft reflects on the government's vision for school improvement

Is the grass greener?

ITV's School Swap shows many of the schools' differences lie outside the classroom, says edito...

Finding a work/life balance

Nigel Helliwell explains St Faith's approach to email management

Bolton says farewell to a popular head

Head of Bolton School infants retires after a lifetime of teaching and five years as head

Nearly three quarters of parents have cold feet about school

New research shows parents have high level of anxiety about their children starting school

GCSE results: 18% transfer to post-16 at independent schools

Independent education can help former state school pupils with post-GCSE studies, says Gabbita...

How independent schools can deliver better SEND

Independent schools are in an unusual position when it comes to special education needs, says ...

Taking it to another level

On this year's A level results day we're likely to see more appeals and pressure on exam board...

The real value of the head

A good headmaster can elevate a school's performance and wellbeing, says Ian Hunt

New head for St Edmund's

Matthew Jelley will be Head of St Edmund's Junior School from September 2015, following the re...

An enterprising spirit

Entrepreneur Will Davies visits Beechwood Park School as part of government-backed scheme

How to hit the ground running in September

Paul Norton from King's Monkton School offers five ways to prepare for the new term

Ten years at the helm

Oundle's 33rd Headmaster, Charles Bush, retires after 40 years in education

Teaching stalwarts bid school farewell

Brentwood School bids fond farewell to six members of staff retiring after a collective 143 ye...

Entrepreneurs: born or created?

North East Education Forum rules that entrepreneurs can be 'created' by education system

New Chief Master for King Edward's

King Edward's School announces the appointment of Dr Mark Fenton as Chief Master from Septembe...

Nottingham High welcomes girls for first time

Forty-two girls will join the sixth form of Nottingham High School in September after attendin...

New headmaster for Abingdon

Michael Windsor will become head of Abingdon School in September 2016 when current head Felici...

Blooming marvellous

Hilary Moriarty looks at the reasons behind the successes in the independent sector reported i...

End of year report

As the school year closes, we ask key figures in the independent sector to reflect on 2014-15 ...

New headmaster for St Benedict's School

Andrew Johnson to lead Catholic co-educational school from September 2016

New foundation to develop school leadership

NAHT announce new organisation which will offer qualifications and standards for world-class p...

Greenhalgh welcomed to United Learning top grade

Richard Greenhalgh is set to join educational charity United Learning as its new Chairman

Educational charity looks to expand

The Royal Merchant Navy Education Foundation is aiming to increase the number of its beneficia...

A question of character

A co-ed independent boarding school in north Hampshire is introducing a new scholarship based ...

Hands off education, head tells MPs

A Long Eaton headteacher is calling for a Royal Commission on Education to stop the politicisa...

School launches bursary campaign

Bolton School is aiming to increase its number of bursary pupils by raising £30 million over t...

ISC reports record pupil numbers

The Independent Schools Council's latest census reveals that 5,000 more places have been fille...

On the stump at Trent College

Sixth-form students invited local parliamentary candidates for an event designed to encourage ...

Former pupil returns as governor

UWC Atlantic College has appointed a University of Oxford professor and college president as c...

And the winner is ...

An award programme designed to offer a complementary alternative to Ofsted has made its first ...

Name change for Catholic school

St Leonards-Mayfield School in Sussex will be known simply as Mayfield School from now on, say...

New school partnership forged

An independent and a secondary school have formalised an agreement to work together on a range...

Getting off to the right start

A new book of essays concerning the considerations and issues involved in starting a new schoo...

Surrey independent schools merge

Barrow Hills and King Edward's Witley Schools have announced that they are to formalise their ...

Questions of governance

School governors need a good understanding of what their role entails, says Farlington School'...

GSA responds to OECD report

An all-girl environment can boost girls' self-confidence in maths and sciences, the Girls' Sch...

Goodbye paperwork!

Tony Reissner explains how and why school offices might set about switching to an electronic d...