What we did on our holidays.

Most independent schools have closed now for the summer, and the state schools are entering their final few days of the school year.

However, holidays don’t spell inaction within the schools – refurbishments, staff training and pending public examination results keep the schools busy.

Applying for school places can become a slow process, expect longer than usual delays from the independent schools and applications for state schools not now being processed until the new school year in September.