Blogs

Staff Matters: the Recruitment of Excellence

All heads will have their own ideas about the most difficult part of their job. In my case, it was also the most important part of the job.

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Doors Open

Independent school doors are open.

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Levelling Up

There’s been no evidence yet of any levelling up.

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Charitable Status: Going, Going…

Many independent schools are charities - and it’s a great advantage.

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Are Private Schools in Crisis?

We’re told that private schools are in crisis - and some are.

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The Return to School

So back to (Primary) School on June 1st - and some Senior school contact to follow...

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Charities

I remember hosting a fundraising dinner to provide scholarships and bursaries. One of the guests walked out in a huff - if only she’d known that she was giving money to privileged people at private schools, she wouldn’t have accepted the invitation...

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The China Syndrome

For the past 20 years U.K. boarding schools have depended upon boarders from Hong Kong and more recently mainland China. These students account for almost 40% of fee income for the sector.

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Social Distancing is Here to Stay

Schools are going to look very different in September. We’re yet to hear from the PM when schools are to reopen - but that opening will be limited.

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