Spotting the subtle signs of a child’s learning challenge

There are various traits which are common to several specific learning challenges. If you recognise more than one of these, it may be that your child could benefit significantly from an independent evaluation of their learning style.

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The Magic of a Swiss School

Horse-riding, yachting, spa treatments, yoga, photography, meditation, expeditions, gastronomic cooking and private performances from the Berlin Philharmonic and Phil Collins. No, this isn’t a five-star holiday but some of the extra-curricular activities available at Swiss boarding schools.

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Managing Homesickness: every parent’s nightmare

Boarding schools provide an amazing all-round, complete education, and one of the best decisions you can take as a parent is to choose to send your child to one, but there's one nightmare parents dread - Homesickness. Here's how to tackle it...

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Getting the Best London Nursery

Over the last few years school and nursery applications in London have taken on a somewhat mad momentum of their own and can induce panic in even the most organised of parents. Our education consultants share their advice on how to find and secure that coveted place.

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What Should We Be Able To Do By The End Of Reception?

There are a number of crucial skills children will be expected to have mastered before entering the more formal world of Key Stage One. Here is a rundown of the things a child should be able to do by the time they finish the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

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UK University Tuition Fees after Brexit

While the Government promises that European University students won’t be faced with higher fees or have their loans withdrawn on March 29, 2019, it’s inevitable the position of overseas students will change in the future. Stephen Spriggs makes his predictions on the future of EU students in the UK.

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The biggest headache for UK Schools - The Unconditional University Offer

For an increasing number of teenagers, there won't be any pressure this exam year because they were handed an unconditional university offer months ago. Our education consultants explain why this is such a headache for UK schools...

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The importance of rapport: why it matters that your child likes their teacher or tutor.

Along with many other elements, a good relationship between student and teacher is top of the list when it comes to the effectiveness of a child's education. Dr. Helen Wright explains...

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How to find a good 6th Form

The decision to move schools post-GCSE is not one that should be taken lightly, but sometimes a change of scenery is just what students need to refocus and tackle their 6th Form Education...

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Why parents choose international schools

A child studying overseas discovers an extensive global network of friendships and potential work colleagues. Here's why more and more parents are choosing an international education for their children.

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How to make a successful US College Application

Every year thousands of British students apply to go to an American college or university and continue their education Stateside. Want to join them? Here’s what you need to know about the US admissions system:

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How to apply for a Masters Programme in the UK

Applying for a Masters is a demanding process that can’t be dashed off in an afternoon, and extending your education in the hope that it will enhance your career prospects and improve your earning potential is a big decision. Here are some tips from our University Admissions Consultants...

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Choosing Your UK Senior School

Peter Tait's guide to the most important questions parents should be asking when choosing a UK senior school...

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Too much Education Policy

CCSS Principal Stuart Nicholson doesn't need a Brain Gym to remind him that too much education policy is beholden to fashion, fad or what somebody thought was a good idea at the time.

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Creating a New Curriculum – Answers on a Postcard

Is it time to approach the UK curriculum anew? Even if it involves dismantling and rebuilding the education paradigm we are comfortable with? Peter Tait discusses...

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Choosing the right prep school

UK Education Consultant, Peter Tait, explains the criteria you can employ and questions you should be asking to make the task of choosing a prep school a lot less daunting...

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What if … my teenager doesn’t get the right grades for university?

Most UK university places are awarded provisionally, based on predicted grades in final school leaving examinations, but what can you do if your child doesn’t get the right grades?

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Should potential employers ask what school you attended?

As a budding private education consultant, is it right for potential employers to ask about your schooling history? Let's explore.

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How to write the perfect UCAS application

Applying to go to university is one of the biggest decision of a young person’s life and understandably many find the process overwhelming. Competition for places is fierce and you...

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What you need to know about relocating to the UK to study

Every year thousands of families move to the UK, lured by the offer of work, a change in lifestyle or the desire to give their children a British education. We’re proud to have...

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