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Summer activities for kids in London

The summer holidays are in full swing, despite the weather, and it is time to do a roundup of summer camps and activities in London, for those of you who still need some ideas for what to do in August. I must add that this summer I have booked my kids in for far less Continue reading…

Following Helen Pike’s move to Magdelen College Oxford, South Hampstead High School has just announced that Vicky Bingham will take over as Headmistress of SHHS from January 2017. Vicky Bingham is currently Deputy Head (Academic) at Guildford High School, an academically selective school for girls aged 4-18 in Surrey. She has been in Senior Management Continue reading…

Alpha Plus to open school in New York City

Pembridge Hall and Wetherby are joining Garden House and Abercorn to open a New York prep school based on the English national curriculum! Alpha Plus Group is delighted to confirm that they will open a new school in New York City in September 2017. The school, which will be called Wetherby-Pembridge School New York, will be Continue reading…

Just before the holidays, the Department of Education published the results of the 2015 KS2 SATS tests, which test Year 6 pupils (11 year olds) across England on their Maths, English and Writing skills. Here is the new ranking of London state primary schools based on their average point score in 2015: Ranking of London state Continue reading…

St Anthony’s School for Girls to open in NW11 in Sep 2016

St Anthony’s School in Hampstead / Golders Green is delighted to announce that they will open a new Catholic Girls’ School in September 2016. The school will be called St Anthony’s School for Girls and will be located in Ivy House, on North End Road, NW11. Ivy House is a magnificent three storey building with a Continue reading…

Northwood Prep will henceforward be known as Merchant Taylors’ Prep; this formal union of the two schools will establish a ‘through school’ experience for boys at the school for the first time, the only such school in the Northwood area. The former Northwood Prep, now Merchant Taylors’ Prep, joins St John’s School as a member Continue reading…

For an opportunity to view North Bridge House Nursery School and what they offer pupils in Pre-Reception and Reception, come along to their Open Day on Thursday 18th June from 9am-11am. Please note that this event is only for families looking for entry at ages 3+ and 4+ this September. Join the Open Day to take Continue reading…

Southbank International School in London has launched an IB Diploma scholarship. The two-year, merit-based scholarship covers 100% of Southbank’s tuition fees for the duration of the programme, and is worth over £50,000. Applicants with strong academic potential and a commitment to the qualities and philosophy of the IB ethos are encouraged to apply before the Continue reading…

New headmaster for Abercorn School

The Board of Abercorn School has appointed Benedict Dunhill the new Headmaster for Abercorn School. Benedict will be joining Abercorn School in September 2015, following the retirement of Abercorn’s current Headmaster David Morse. Born and educated in the South East at Caldicott School and Cranleigh School, Benedict completed his formal education with a BA degree in Continue reading…

Hua Hsia Mandarin Chinese Speaking Competition

Want to put your Mandarin to test? Children will gain experience, build self-confidence and improve their Mandarin through the Hua Hsia Mandarin Chinese Speaking Competition! The Chinese Speaking Competition is open to entries until noon on the 20th October 2014. There are 2 categories: Group A (age between 6 and 11 years old), Group B (age Continue reading…

My first Bach to Baby concert

I recently wrote about my favourite early music activities in London and mentioned that I would love to attend a BACH TO BABY concert soon. Founded by pianist Miaomiao Yu after becoming frustrated at not being able to take her children to the sort of quality classical music concerts that she regularly enjoyed as a Continue reading…