Staying connected in the real world: Thrive Day at Woldingham School

We are now in the third year of our Thrive programme - learning for life, not just for exams. We aim to help the girls develop resilience, to overcome the everyday challenges that we all face - accepting that failing is the way we learn (and therefore not a bad thing) and to face change with flexibility. In this age of 24/7 connectivity to an on-line world, our focus is about helping them stay connected in the real world. For our Thrive day this year, we focused on the theme of ‘community’. … [Read more...]

West End guest hosts free Singing & Drama Workshop for Little Voices, Teddington

Following the success in neighbouring Putney and East Sheen, national performing arts organisation ‘Little Voices’ is celebrating opening up its first centre in Teddington, Richmond upon Thames by staging a free singing and drama inspired workshop for local youngsters delivered by West End guest Sarah Harlington. Sarah is best known for playing character Serena Katz in Fame (UK Tour) and starring in Avenue Q and Hairspray Musical Tours. Sarah has a wealth of experience in the theatre and … [Read more...]

Professor Lord Winston and the Director of National Gallery open The Laboratory at Dulwich College

Dulwich College was delighted to be joined by Professor Lord Winston and Gabriele Finaldi, Director of The National Gallery, who officially opened The Laboratory, a new landmark building at Dulwich College, home to the Sciences and a venue for the Arts. Also present were chief architect Jolyon Brewis from Grimshaw Architects and sculptor Peter Randall-Page RA, who designed The Laboratory’s exterior panels, comprising almost 15,000 tiles. Dulwich College offers a significant number of Bursaries … [Read more...]

GCSE Results for Dulwich College 2016

It is a pleasure to report on the excellent GCSE results achieved by Alleynians this year. Dulwich College have upheld in Year 11 and surpassed in Year 10 the fine showing of last year’s cohorts. 85% of all papers sat by Year 11 pupils this Summer have been graded A or A*, 53% of those at A*. 151 of our 208 boys have been awarded at least eight A*s and As, and 64 of them have achieved eight A*s or better. Once again, the collective performance reflects the excellent work of a year group we … [Read more...]

A Level Results for Dulwich College 2016

For boys who completed their A levels in June and received their results this August, Dulwich College are delighted to report that 89.7% of all grades awarded are at A*AB (86.3% in 2015). These results have ensured that almost all of our pupils can progress to the next stage of their education with confidence, the great majority to undertake the courses they had hoped to study at competitive universities in the UK and abroad. Our AS results have also been pleasing. They suggest we have a very … [Read more...]

Our top tips for helping your child get into the school of their dreams

The school entry system is tough, and it’s getting tougher. Whether you’re attempting to get your child into a good state school, where the waiting lists can be long and defined by postcode lottery, or a good private school where the entrance process can be daunting, especially for young children, it’s a stressful process as much for parents as it is for children. But; there is help out there. Whether its specialist blogs, schools guides or school open days, parents can find great advice. … [Read more...]

Gateway House Nursery School

  5 Top Tips for settling your child into Nursery School   Preparation is everything! Explain to to your child what is going to happen when they go to nursery. There are some great books available that you can read with your child, focusing on the positives of nursery and the different activities on offer, ‘My First Day at Nursery’ by Becky Edwards, “Lulu loves Nursery’ by Camilla Reid and “Maisie Goes to Playschool’ are three suggestions. Briefly explain to your child where you … [Read more...]

Top LAMDA Exam Success for Little Voices’ pupils

Little Voices South West London performing arts school has helped students in Putney and Wandsworth to achieve outstanding results in this year’s London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) examinations. In May, 150 Little Voices children took exams in grades 1- 8 with over 99% achieving a distinctions and merits, and yet again, Little Voices has maintained its outstanding 100% pass record. The students ranged from aged 4 to 18 years old. Principal, Ashlea commented: “We are thrilled … [Read more...]

Forthcoming School Open Days

Open days. Some are sooner, some are later, and sooner or later you’ll be wanting to pay them a visit! Don't forget to check out our guide on how to choose a school to ensure you get the most from your visit. Alleyn’s Junior School Open Event …click here for more details  Alleyn’s School Open Event …click here for more details The Cedars School Open Morning …click here for more details Cumnor House School for Boys …click here for more details Cumnor House School for … [Read more...]

Sydenham High sixth formers count their lucky stars!

A level results day brings record haul of top grades Sydenham High GDST sixth formers are celebrating a record haul of A level A* and A grades, along with a raft of prized university places, following the release of today’s exam results. Almost half of all grades (45.1 per cent) were either A* or A – nearly twice the level achieved in 2015 - helping students to secure places at a range of top universities including Oxford, Manchester, Warwick and Leeds. Topics of study include engineering, … [Read more...]

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