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First it killed the Romans, now its killing me!
Anyone remember the old rhyme? Latin is a dead tongue, As dead as dead can be. First it killed the Romans, Now its killing me! Anyone who struggled with "Kennedy's Shorter Latin Primer" might agree... so why study Latin? Clarity of thought  - Latin follows ...
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Looking for an exciting summer for your kids? Ocean Park awaits!
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The Great Outdoors - Our Ocean Park summer course for daring kids!
Fed up with the classroom? So am we... which is why our summer courses this year will take place in Ocean Park. Every year, British schools from Winchester to Wycombe try to see what motivates their candidates. Kids needs experiences which will allow them t...
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The Glittering Prizes: Eton King's Scholars, Radley, CLC, Wycombe scholarships
We had some wonderful news today: one of our Brandon boys has won an Eton College King's Scholarship award. This has been a particularly good year for our students who seem to be scooping up scholarships and exhibitions in a multitude of schools. The girls ...
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Diamonds, mixed sixth.. what are the co-ed options?
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Choosing a school: what are the co-ed options?
Times are changing and boarding schools are alive to the need to offer options. The traditional single-sex or co-ed division has changed. The diamond structure of schooling (mixed until 11 - single sex until 16 - mixed sixth form)  is possible when single-s...
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Does studying higher level maths improve logical thinking skills?
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Thought for the day - giving children the gift of freedom
The first part of a poem by Vachel Lindsay: The Leaden-Eyed Let not young souls be smothered out before They do quaint deeds and fully flaunt their pride. It is the world's one crime its babes grow dull Its poor are ox-like, limp and leaden-eyed. How will y...
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What schools are looking for - Winchester College
This post is part of an occasional series based on meetings with school registrars. Brandon had a visit from Mr Andrew Shedden, Registrar of Winchester College this week. Winchester is an extraordinary institution and, for a wonderful month for five years, ...
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Planning a UK school visit for Chinese New Year?
Many of our parents will take advantage of the CNY school holidays to visit UK boarding schools. Our schools are strict about children taking taking off but February in Britain can be a bleak time and schools really don’t appeal to children when they are se...
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