Thriving Through Transition: A Guide for Secondary School Success for African and Caribbean Heritage Families

Thriving Through Transition: A Guide for Secondary School Success for African and Caribbean Heritage Families Embarking on a Significant Educational Transition The transition from primary to secondary school marks a pivotal period in the educational journey of children of African and Caribbean heritage. This stage is characterized by new academic challenges, social opportunities, and the […]

Grammar Boarding: Ripon Grammar Headmaster’s Welcome, Vision and Mission (Part 2)

In part 2 of our special feature on one of the UK’s 36 grammar boarding schools, we will be sharing Ripon Grammar’s headmaster’s welcome speech because we feel it gives some insight into the vision and mission of the school. We are looking closely at Ripon Grammar School because it is an excellent grammar boarding school […]

UNDERSTANDING THE BRITISH EDUCATION SYSTEM

It is compulsory for every child in the United Kingdom to have an education. The Education System is divided into several parts namely, the early years which starts from 3 – 5 year olds; the primary years which starts from 4 – 11yrs and the secondary education which commences from 11- 16yrs of age.   I […]

What is 11PLUS?

Understanding the 11Plus process is vital for success. A lot of parents do not fully understand the aim of the 11PLUS exam, what it entails and how their children can excel in it. This article aims to demystify the 11Plus process and help parents and carers make the best choices for their children.   1. What is […]

The UK Grammar School System (Frequently Asked Questions)

Grammar schools are state-based secondary schools in the UK. They are designed to identify students who show the potential to do well in school and place them in a group with like-minded students. The purpose of this is to avoid having to hold these children back because of other students who are not as academically […]

Are You Listening to Your Child?

Listen earnestly to anything [your children] want to tell you, no matter what. If you don’t listen eagerly to the little stuff when they are little, they won’t tell you the big stuff when they are big, because to them all of it has always been big stuff. – Catherine M. Wallace