Friday 13 March 2020

Headteachers back coronavirus advice

Headteachers in the UK have backed the UK’s position to keep schools open as long as possible – https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-51835486 – whilst also asking for more guidance on public examinations. Against a backdrop of schools closing across Europe, the UK has aimed to keep schools open as long as is possible.  Many schools are limiting tours to … Read More

Monday 13 January 2020

OFSTED inspections

A common observation from many families is that many OFSTED reports are extremely out of date. Certainly many schools rated “Outstanding” have not been inspected by OFSTED for over ten years – an example being this school in West London – https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/21/100346, The reason for this was an exemption introduced in 2012 that would allow schools … Read More

Monday 25 November 2019

Teacher retention in London

We are often asked by parents new to the capital whether it is normal for there to be such a high turnover in teachers within state schools. It has been noted that London schools do struggle with holding on to their teachers, with figures revealing that more than four out of 10 teachers are not … Read More

Tuesday 15 October 2019

Why can’t I hold a state school place?

A common question we hear from families concerns the state school application process. Many relocating families now apply into the state sector, however are faced with the challenge of forward-planning when using the in-year admissions process. Most councils and schools require a family to be resident before submitting an application for a state school.   This … Read More