Public Schools

Heard Again: The Forgotten Voice of the Boys Who Won the First World War

Stephen Cooper | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Sport
Stephen Cooper

Much recent writing on the Great War has veered between the highest-ranked and the humble: a determined rehabilitation of Haig at one end, with plain-spoken voices from the ranks at the other, whether individual Tommies who survived to tell their story, or whole battalions of 'Pals'. Lost in all this has been the story of the men arguably most responsible for British obduracy and eventual success - the officers of the line.

Talented Teen Barred From Playing In Rackets Tournament - Because He Goes To A State School

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

A talented rackets-playing teen champion is being forced to watch his teammates compete in a public school tournament from the sidelines as he has bee...

The School Holidays Parent Trap - Parliament's Debate

Travelzoo UK | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Travelzoo UK

Ultimately we want to end the Parent Trap, or at least make holidays a little more affordable, so more families can spend valuable time off together. We will be continuing with our campaign and would urge people to support our petition.

Does Dyslexia Exist?

Alex Dyer | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Dyer

Dyslexia is characterised by difficultly reading, phonological (auditory) encoding problems, poor processing speed and the inability to use language skills effectively. It's also a reading disorder. Recent Professors from Durham and Yale University have suggested that Dyslexia is a Myth, that dyslexia should be abandoned as it lacks scientific clarity and educational value.

Working Class Children Must 'Fit In' If They Want To Succeed

The Huffington Post UK | Amelia Amin | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK

Working class children must learn to behave more like the middle classes if they are to get ahead in life, a government adviser has claimed. Peter ...

Why Schools and Parents Might Need a Pre-Nup

Ian Hunt | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ian Hunt

More parents are insisting schools get the very best results for their children; they don't just want a service that provides the opportunity for learning but one that can deliver a transformational experience for their child.

Stop Blaming Private Tutors

Ian Hunt | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ian Hunt

There has been a lot of press coverage recently for independent school Heads speaking out against private tutors. The language is coded in terms of an industry of hangers-on, opportunists, as if tutoring firms were simply taking advantage of middle-class foibles, creating extra work, distraction and pressure for their pupils.

UK Education System Needs to 'Step-Up' After Poor Pisa Results

Alex Dyer | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Politics
Alex Dyer

When comparing UK students to students in Asian countries such as China and Singapore, we can see these leading countries place huge importance on the value of education, which is just not replicated to the same degree in the UK.

Are Private Schools Undermining State Education in the UK?

Megan Hughes | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Megan Hughes

A child's background, and particularly their economic situation, should never determine their education and ultimately their future. Sadly, for many young people in modern Britain, this is still very much the case.

John Major's Right - Eton Has Eaten Us All Up

Grant Feller | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Grant Feller

'The only meritocratic institution in Britain today is the City', proudly announced my friend, a fabulously successful and - please believe me when I ...

Is Buying An Education The Same As Buying a Car?

PA | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Parents are being made to feel it is morally wrong to send their children to private school, according to a leading headteacher. Dr Tim Hands, Mast...

The Private Tuition Boom, What's the Fuss About?

Alex Dyer | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alex Dyer

Working together is the best option, it would benefit children, teachers, parents and schools, cohesive learning is the best way forward! Regardless of all the changes that are taking place, parents wouldn't be scared any more if we work together, they'd be happy.

Terms And Conditions

Caragh Little | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK
Caragh Little

The Back To School signs have been in the shops since June. Bargain uniforms, special offer pencil cases: making spirits plummet as the summer break ...

Half Of British Parents Do Not Want Children Privately Educated..

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK

Half of all British parents would not want to send their child to a private school even if it was free, new research has revealed. The survey, cond...

Teenager Becomes First Openly Gay Head Boy Of A Public School

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A 17-year-old has been appointed the first openly gay head boy of a public school. Will Emery will take up the role at Brighton College in Sussex, ...

Girls' A-level Choices are Locking Them Out of Creative Industries Too

Polly Courtney | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Polly Courtney

The idea that painters, writers, dancers, designers and musicians can exist on the basis of their creativity alone is misplaced and out of date. I am one of a small but growing number of creative who benefits from a scientific background.

The Pressure of Happiness

Dale Bilson | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Dale Bilson

On the face of it, Louise Thompson, structured-reality television personality and underwear model, and Dr Anthony Seldon, noted academic and Headmaster of Wellington College, probably don't have an awful lot in common. But they do share one thing: a fixation with 'happiness'.

Britain's 'Tap on the Shoulder' Hereditocracy

Brian John Spencer | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Brian John Spencer

There are many less well-connected students and graduates in desperate need of work experience but who can't get anything. And as can also be the case, many students are actually unaware of that employers expect experience until its too late of course.

A Lasting Tribute for Aspiring Young Teacher Killed in Accident

Corinne Purtill | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Corinne Purtill

Karen Morehouse has taught English at Huntington Beach High School for nearly 40 years. In a room overlooking the main street of a southern California town she works magic, imbuing lessons in Shakespeare and grammar and the five-paragraph essay with compassion and infectious enthusiasm.

Why We Can't Afford NOT To Invest In Help For UK's "Lazy Porkers"

Rob Atkinson | Posted 18.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Atkinson

BBC Radio Five Live were crusading again last week, their plan of campaign once more heavily reliant upon taking a lazy sound-bite and stimulating a h...

An Open Letter to Gwynedd County Council and Plaid Cymru

Shan Ellis | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Politics
Shan Ellis

For several years now Gwynedd County Council have been reorganising and federalising small rural schools to save on the Educational budget (a grant I might add from the government which is ring-fenced specifically for use within the educational department).

Cameron Insists He Doesn't Just Listen To Old Etonians

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Politics

David Cameron has said his inner-circle is made up of people with "all sorts of different schooling", after being accused of appointing too many privi...

'Etonians Dominate Government Because Other Schools Aren't As Committed'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK Politics

Etonians dominate the heart of government because other schools do not have the same "commitment to public service", one of David Cameron's new policy...

All Theory and No Practice Makes Jack an Unemployable Boy

Brian John Spencer | Posted 19.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Brian John Spencer

The reality of education which sees a clear delineation between the place of learning and the place of work is unsustainable. No man is an island entire of himself. Equally, education is not an island entire of itself.

WATCH: Invasion Of The Old Etonians!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.02.2013 | UK Comedy

Now, we don't want to alarm you, peasants. But in case you hadn't noticed, the Etonians are in charge now - and nothing can stop them. Watch the vi...