What provision do state boarding schools make for the needs of children from Service families?

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What provision do state boarding schools make for the needs of children from Service families? – Helen Barton, Headmistress of St George’s School State boarding is said to be one of the best kept secrets in education. I am happy to say it provides a viable, cost-effective and worthy alternative to boarding in the independent […]

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Shared values for happy pupils

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Shared values for happy pupils Mark Dixon, Headmaster of the Royal Alexandra and Albert School Choosing to send a child to boarding school is a difficult decision for many parents. For some families, it is a lifestyle choice, but for Service families, the frequent moves that are a part of everyday life may make it […]

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The benefits of state boarding

The benefits of state boarding Dr John Weeds, Head of Cranbrook School As Head of a leading state boarding school I am often asked what the concept of state boarding means in practice. If your child is coming up to secondary age and you are looking for affordable boarding and a cracking education, you need […]

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Choosing state boarding

Choosing

Choosing state boarding Dan Browning, Head of School at Wymondham College State boarding schools are often described as ‘education’s best kept secret’. Certainly I meet many prospective parents who have found the sector almost by chance and who once introduced are impressed by the range of facilities, types of school and examination results across our […]

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Sixth-form boarding

Sixth-form

Sixth-form boarding Lee Hunter, Headteacher of Sir Roger Manwood’s School When asked what the aims are for the provision of sixth-form education, I am sure that most leaders of schools and colleges with sixth forms would have a very similar response – to help pupils achieve the best examination grades they can while at the […]

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State boarding schools

State Boarding school

State boarding schools If you are considering boarding, a state boarding school may be an option. As always, it is important to do your research and above all, see the school in action before you make any choice. State boarding schools provide free education but charge fees for boarding. Some state boarding schools are run […]

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What can financial and educational organisations learn from each other?

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What can financial and educational organisations learn from each other? Nick Wergan, Headteacher of Steyning Grammar School and Chair of the State Boarding Forum (SBF) At first glance there seems to be little similarity between the worlds of finance and school leadership. They might both be about investment – the first more literal and the […]

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