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  • The benefits of boarding

    There are lots of good reasons to consider an international boarding school - the academics and extra-curricular programmes among them.

  • How to ace early years parenting

    It's all about celebrating the journey and building strong relationships, according to Reigate St Mary's Head of Lower School Sam Selkirk. Which means stand down all you tiger mums!

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

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