In every aspect of life, science is more important than ever – and schools are rising to the challenge.

Just as technology is now involved with every aspect of life, the school subjects that used to be considered the preserve of boffins and nerds are becoming much more integrated with other parts of the curriculum. And a proper grounding in theoretical and practical sciences is now essential for careers in an ever-increasing range of areas.

The school’s Head of Science, Bill Burnett, describes the centre as: ‘striking, innovative and simply fun to be a part of.

The school’s Head of Science, Bill Burnett, describes the centre as: ‘striking, innovative and simply fun to be a part of.'

Classrooms have a flexible layout, with a range of imaginative designs.

Classrooms have a flexible layout, with a range of imaginative designs.

Named after Nobel Prize-winning chemist Sir Derek Barton, a former Tonbridge pupil, the spectacular three-storey building places science and technology at the heart of school life

Named after Nobel Prize-winning chemist Sir Derek Barton, a former Tonbridge pupil, the spectacular building places science and technology at the heart of school life

10 things I wish I’d known when my kids were young…

With three children now into adulthood, Hilary Wilce reflects on her experience as a mother and shares her retrospective wisdom

6th form – ask the experts

Invaluable advice from experienced teachers for every stage of education. Here we talk about Sixth Form, when important decisions have to be made. Frewen College – Hazel Lawrence, Head of Sixth Form  At this stage our kids are young adults –...

A Love of Reading Starts at Home

The team here has a look getting children into reading...