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  • Meet the head: ACS International School, Cobham

    A new school year and at ACS International School in Cobham there's also a new head of school - meet Mr Barnaby Sandow who returns to the the UK after almost 15 years at an international school in Borneo.

  • Meet the head: Frensham Heights

    Frensham Heights School is a modern and forward-thinking school with a distinct lack of British formality - and the new head master Rick Clarke fits right in. He's a progressive thinker with some interesting views on education.

  • ACS International School, Cobham

    An international day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 2-18 set on a stunning 128-acre campus. Non-selective and pastorally strong, there's a strong community feel.

  • First baby album

    These cute personalised books make a brilliant and touching gift for your newborn - and they're handmade in Surrey. Love them!

  • Lingfield College

    An all-through co-ed day school set in lush Surrey countryside near the borders with Sussex and Kent.

  • Back to school blues?

    Ding ding! Uniforms are labelled and pencils are sharpened, but going back to school can be stressful. Here, the head at Parkside School offers her top tips for kids (and parents).

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    Back-to-school essentials

    Holidays nearly over? Oh, what a *shame*! Sort your kids with our pick of everything they need for the new school term - and then it's a party round at mine.

  • Learning beyond the classroom

    Is there more to education than just academics? We asked Bryan Nixon, the head at international school TASIS England, for his views on how to think beyond the classroom.

  • The importance of role play

    Role play is a big part of being a kid - but there's a lot more to it than just donning a firefighter's hat and pretending to be the hero. Here are six valuable skills your child learns through role play.

  • First Wonder

    Just in time for the summer holidays, a lifesaver from the brilliant First Wonder Box - themed activity boxes for kids aged 4-8 years delivered every two weeks.

  • 60 things to do with kids this summer

    Wondering how you're going to survive the school summer holidays? Here's you go-to guide - with 60 great ideas for things to do with kids of all ages.

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