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Tuesday 24 March 2015

Independent schools do three times more sport than state

New research confirms that independent schools do three times more sport than their state counterparts. Independent schools do nearly 5.5 hours per week compared to less than two hours in the state sector. State school involvement in sport has dropped sharply since 2010, strange when set against the supposed 2012 Olympic “legacy” and concerns about […]

Tuesday 3 March 2015

How to build a portfolio for schools

If you are moving into the UK, and looking for a school for your child, it is helpful to have a portfolio to illustrate your child’s strengths and areas that need work. Schools receive a lot of enquiries on a day-to-day basis and the aim of the portfolio is to lift your child out of […]

Wednesday 13 March 2013

One Tweet A Day

We love Twitter. Its a fantastic way for us to keep on top of the ever-changing world of education. However, the white noise and chatter can become deafening. That is why Schools Advice has pledged to tweet once a day – sharing our most interesting new discovery of the day from our conversations with teachers, […]

Thursday 22 November 2012

London baby? Don’t panic. Plan.

A conversation with a London-based client this week. The client “I’m trying to fill in the application forms for my baby but since she isn’t born yet, I don’t have a date of birth to put on the form. What should I do?” Once a baby is on the way, parents are stampeded by advice […]

Thursday 25 October 2012

State school deadline – 31st October 2012

The closing date for state secondary school applications is Wednesday 31st October, 2012. For state primaries, you have a little more time, deadline day being 15th January 2013. Up to 10% of families miss this deadline each year, but there seems to be a failure to grasp what missing the deadline will mean. After the […]

Tuesday 10 July 2012

The “free” school debate – perspectives

Historian and “social commentator” Niall Ferguson placed education, and the balance between state and non-state control, at the centre of his most recent lecture on Civil and Uncivil Society. Listen to the programme or read the transcript here: The flip-side to Ferguson’s bold view is expressed in The Guardian – And here is […]