Beechwood’s Beautiful Game

With the aim of uniting football and academic excellence, Beechwood School have created an Elite Football Programme headed up by Director of Football, Greg Thurstans and Head of Coaching, Matthew Rose. We find out all about it… Who will the programme...

Meet the Head

ACS Egham’s new head of school Mark Wilson talks us through his own teaching journey  How are you settling into life at ACS Egham? It has been a fantastic start. I have been made to feel so welcome by students,...

Getting Out & About

Independent girls’ school, Manor House, explains why prioritising school trips enriches their pupils’ education Speak to any past pupil and a school trip is often one of their fondest memories, a time to stretch their muscles of independence and venture...

Busy Bees

Some news from our thriving education providers ACS International School Cobham is named an Apple Distinguished School ACS International School Cobham has been named as a prestigious Apple Distinguished School for 2022-2025 in recognition of innovative one-to-one iPad and MacBook Air provision....

Meet the Head – Mr Mark Scholey: Head of Sutton Valence Prep School

We get to know a bit more about the brand new Head of Sutton Valence Prep School, Mr Mark Scholey What are you most looking forward to about joining SVPS? As I join SVPS, I am especially looking forward to...

Working Together

ACS International School Cobham STEM Club joins forces with disability charity, MERU ACS International School Cobham’s High School STEM Club has been working on a project to support disability charity, MERU. The charity helps disabled children and young people with...

Round and Round the Garden

Dulwich Prep Cranbrook tell us about their wonderful Sensory Garden project During our wellbeing week in January 2022, Dulwich’s SEN team looked at additional projects which could enhance our wellbeing and the seed of an idea took root – to...

Meet the Art Teacher

Meet Ellie Greenwood, artist and Art Teacher at Eastbourne College What inspired you to become an art teacher?   My degree course was very collaborative. I often led workshops for other pupils, but it was my experience as an artist-in-residence at...

A Recipe for Success

Claire Baker, Head of Lower School at Mayfield School tells us about their Cookie Project Dealing with the opportunities and challenges of life requires well developed soft skills, especially in the workplace, and Senior School provides a vital opportunity to...

Settling In

Laura Leigh-Hill, Head of Nursery at Bede’s, shares her guide to starting school in September It is that time of year again! Your four-year-old’s time at pre-school has come to an end and they will begin their school journey, starting...

Books Club

Find your next favourite read with recommendations from students and teachers The Good Thieves by Katherine Rundell follows the story of Vita, who moves to New York after her grandfather was robbed of everything he owned. With the aid of...

Education Directory

Our Education directory, focuses exclusively on Kent, Sussex and Surrey, introducing some of the south east’s best and brightest preparatory academies, specialist colleges, independent schools and boarding schools.

Meet the Captain

Meet Ludo Kolade who balances sport, learning and a position as Captain of School at King’s School Canterbury What is your role as Captain of School? My role largely consists of coordinating my team of Purples (prefects) and acting as...

Early Days

We talk to local schools to find out the best ways to start out a child’s educational journey Junior King’s – Fun and excitement nurture a love of learning for life Tell us about your early years provision. Our Pre-prep...

Subjects Matter

We ask Tom Lawson, Headteacher at Eastbourne College, how to navigate the crossroads that every child faces when choosing GCSEs and A Levels Any parent wants to support their child with making GCSE and A-level choices, guiding them but ensuring...

Sporting Stars

There is so much wonderful talent in our schools’ sports programmes – it’s time to celebrate! Nothing but Net – ACS Cobham hosts first-of-its-kind beach volleyball tournament for schools across England Students from across England gathered in London to compete...

Meet the Head – Fraser Halliwell, Head of Radnor House 

Fraser Halliwell, Head of Radnor House tells us about his work and inspirations What inspired you to teach? BBC wildlife documentaries and specifically, David Attenborough. Attenborough, like all great teachers, is a master of inspiring curiosity. I thought I wanted...

Extra Help

We explore how tutoring can support a child’s studies 11+ Ready – Established local tutoring company, Griffin Teaching, tell us about their service What kind of tutoring do you offer? We offer our support in weekly club sessions, taught in friendly...

The Game of Life

PSHE has to evolve to reflect contemporary issues. We find out how schools are adapting Mayfield Mayfield School tell us about how their Lifeskills programme helps students ‘meet the needs of the age’ At Mayfield our aim is to develop...

That’s a Wrap!

Wraparound childcare is priceless to busy parents, providing extra care on top of normal school hours, so how does it work? Dulwich Prep Cranbrook explain their flexible care Dulwich Prep Cranbrook has an extended day programme, which is highly tailored,...

On Your Mind

New Beacon’s Headmaster, Mike Piercy, tells us about their recent mental health conference Our influence as educators has never been more important than it is right now. We are all concerned with academic achievement, educating the whole child, stimulating every...

The Great Outdoors

Get kids outside to enrich their education with the help of nature Space explorers Somerhill uses its grounds to benefit work, sport and play Outdoor learning is a large part of Somerhill’s ethos, which is not surprising considering their 150...

Meet the Head: Louise Lawrance, Headteacher of The Granville School in Sevenoaks

Meet Louise Lawrance, Headteacher of The Granville School in Sevenoaks What inspired your career in education? Being able to make a difference. I grew up in South Africa and used to volunteer at a school for street children. I saw first-hand...

Building Futures

Dulwich Prep Cranbrook is expanding to provide a through-school from 2 to 16-years-old Exciting news in from Dulwich Prep Cranbrook… the school is launching an expansion to include Years 9, 10 and 11, which will offer families an academically ambitious, forward-looking,...

Meet the Head: Emma Károlyi, Head of Junior King’s

We chat to Emma Károlyi, Head of Junior King’s, about her journey to becoming leader of the school What inspired you to teach?  I always wanted to make a difference to others and allow my creativity to flourish. The enthusiastic...

Perfect Partners

The New Beacon’s Headmaster, Mike Piercy, shares his thoughts on the school’s exciting merger with Tonbridge School Much has changed in recent years; from Brexit to pandemic to geopolitical instability. Through lockdowns, families have reviewed their lives, priorities and, in some...

Meet the Head Student: Shaun Pexton, Brighton College

What are the responsibilities of being head student? My most important responsibility is as ambassador for the school in many walks of school life – from sports to the arts. I’m also striving to deepen student connections with other Brighton...

Meet the Head Student: James Dunford, Hurstpierpoint College

What are the responsibilities of being head student? As head boy, I must represent the thoughts and feelings of the students to the headmaster, in particular any minority views should be acknowledged and heard. In addition to this I am...

Rising Star

Manor House School tell us about one of their promising pupils Lola Fellows joined Manor House School as a Sports and Art Scholar in Year 7, and threw herself immediately into all that senior school life offers. Now in Year...

Eco Warriors

We discover how two schools are fighting for the planet The head’s mantra is ‘Make It Happen’, and never has this been so important now that Parkside is preparing to protect our planet. Greta Thunberg said “…you are never too...

Better Together

The Granville tells us how they are creating success for all in a non-selective setting  A preparatory school is charged with preparing its pupils for senior schools. Firstly, preparing them for entrance exams but also, and perhaps more importantly, for academic,...

Fame Academy: Eddie Izzard

Emma Garrett, Development Director, Eastbourne College tells us about ex-student Eddie Izzard The Eastbournian Society (ES) is all about building relationships that last a lifetime across our two schools – starting from as early as nine months old at St...

Camilla Le May

Introducing Camilla Le May a famous sculptorand ex Mayfield School student Camilla Le May is a sculptor living in Ticehurst, East Sussex, specialising in animals and wildlife. Her work has been exhibited by established galleries since 2000 and bought by...

Finding your way: Getting on Board

Benenden School tells us about the benefits of boarding Benenden Boarding brings enormous benefits for every pupil: she has the time and space to try new activities, develops great social and emotional skills, and makes friends for life. Boarding is...

Finding your way: Starting School

Head of Pre-prep at Vinehall School, Nicky Whittaker, explains how to help children begin their school life Starting school can be an emotional time for both parents and children, but with the right preparation it can be a time of...

Helping children settle in when starting school

We speak to Dulwich Prep Cranbrook’s Georgie Labram about helping children settle in when starting school What advice would you give to parents before children start at your school? Children love to be independent and encouraging your child to practise...

Building a Brighter World

Fosse Bank School celebrates 130 years of outward-looking pioneering education  This year Fosse Bank School in Hildenborough marks 130 years of pioneering educational leadership and provision, with at least 130 events planned throughout 2022. The aim of these celebrations is...

Meet the Head: Eastbourne College’s Tom Lawson

Eastbourne College’s Tom Lawson explains what keeps him inspired as a teacher and head What inspired you to pursue a career in education? My English teacher at school, Poppy Anderson, inspired me to teach and I had many other great...

Meet the Head: St Andrew’s Prep’s
Headmaster, Tom Gregory

St Andrew’s Prep’s new Headmaster, Tom Gregory, discusses how his own fond memories of being a pupil at the school he now heads-up have made him realise his dream of becoming a teacher You’re brand new to St Andrew’s Prep,...

Meet the Head: Nicky Whittaker, Head of Pre-prep at Vinehall

Nicky Whittaker, Head of Pre-prep at Vinehall, talks to us about what inspires her  What are you most looking forward to in the coming year?  I am most looking forward to running a school year which is as normal as...

Globe Trotters

Mayfield School explains why their premium equestrian facilities offer the ultimate experience for horse-loving pupils Tell us about horse riding at Mayfield… Located in 75 acres of the beautiful Sussex countryside, Mayfield School has a long tradition of horse riding....

Paws 4 Thought

Therapy (PAT) Dogs have become an intergral part of school life at Holmewood House School, providing comfort and easing anxiety for pupils across the year groups. Here, we get to know a little bit more about the group of four...

Robotics and Emerging Technologies: Reed’s School

How Reed’s are keeping up with the latest advances Gareth Hart, Assistant Head, Digital Learning & Head of FutureTech at Reed’s School How are you keeping children abreast with the latest technological developments? At Reed’s we not only start computing lessons...

Robotics and Emerging Technologies: Ashford Prep School

How Ashford Prep School are keeping up with the latest advances Mr Nick Tiley-Nunn, Headmaster of Ashford Prep School How are you keeping children abreast with the latest technological developments? In terms of keeping up with the latest technological developments,...

The Ripple Effect: Battle Abbey School

How excellent pool facilities are enabling students to develop their strength in multiple swimming events Does your pool operate all year round? Yes, the pool is obviously used very extensively by Battle Abbey pupils during term time, but a variety...