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  • Having a senior moment at Downsend School

    Downsend School is expanding to include a senior school. Here are all of the hows, whys and what fors that you need to know about it.

  • Moving up – six tips for starting senior school

    Moving into senior school can be a time of mixed feelings for children - so to make the transition easier we asked the headmistress at Woldingham School for her best bits of advice.

  • Gifted and talented: is your child a sporting star?

    Sports are important for kids' health, wellbeing and development. But what to do if your child is a genius on the sporting pitch? Here, Michael Connolly, the head teacher at Cranmore School, gives his thoughts.

  • Are we pushing kids too hard?

    Is our obsession with exams equipping our kids for the competition of life, or pushing them to an early breakdown? We ask the head at Chinthurst School for her views.

  • 6 yoga poses for pregnancy

    From the physical benefits to the emotional ones, there are many reasons to practice yoga during pregnancy - here are six brilliant prenatal poses.

  • Preparing for exams

    As exam season creeps gradually closer, we have this advice for students preparing for their GCSEs and A-levels - thanks to Ian Thorpe, the headmaster at Downsend School.

  • How to tame your teen

    Wish you could get inside your teen's head? Now you can (well, sort of). Julia Harrington, headteacher at Queen Anne's School in Reading, busts the myths using actual science.

  • Building a confident future

    Deciding to send a child to nursery can be a difficult choice for parents, particularly if childcare is not an issue. But at Cranmore School they're all for it, and here's why...

  • The alternative holiday guide

    Nevermind where to go on holiday - here's how to create the best holiday vibes with family and friends this summer.

  • Chaos to calm

    Life coach Lisa Parkes reveals how to create healthy habits and improve your family's emotional wellbeing.

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