With well-being and mental health a current hot topic amongst teenagers, BESSA speaks to Harry Hammond about pastoral care in boarding schools. Hammond has been a housemaster for 12 years, teaches chemistry and is currently Senior Master at Radley College.
BESSA 2018 is just around the corner! Here are some questions parents should think about asking when speaking to the school representatives you will meet.
Where exactly is the school located? Is it in an urban or rural
The Director of Admissions at Shrewsbury School, Martin Cropper, answers a series of FAQs about the admissions process at his boarding school, giving us a snapshot of what prospective students can typically expect to encounter when making an application to the UK.
The way your child studies can have a huge impact on their motivation to learn and ultimately on their educational outcomes and academic success. Not only are these skills a critical ingredient for achieving higher exam grades, they are tools acquired for life-long
BESSA Ambassador, Tunku Abang Faisal Amir (better known as Mac Bakar amongst friends), gives us this frank and open account of how experiences in his teenage years at top British boarding school, Harrow, moulded him into who he is today in Malaysia.
The Extended Project Qualification is an independent research project offered to Sixth Form students by many British schools. Sam Lenton, EPQ Coordinator at St Swithun’s School, tells us why it sits so well alongside the academic A Level curriculum.
When pupils living overseas apply to a boarding school in the UK, they will be asked to nominate a guardian who resides in the UK and is over 25 years old. This is not only good practice but of high importance. Some families
I am sitting here at my desk in a comfortably cool air-conditioned office, papers for reading piled high and an agenda full of meetings. Looking through the large floor-to-ceiling window ahead, I can see the harbour filled with
In this article, Dr Eve Poole, Chairman of the Board of Governors at Gordonstoun, explains why the school chose to participate in research about the value of “character education” in later life. Gordonstoun’s curriculum combines academic rigour with a wide range of