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Exploring vocabulary

The English language is full of colour, with many different ways of saying virtually the same thing.  Does that mean you should encourage your children to study the dictionary and become familiar with the meanings of even the most obscure words? No! Good grammar, reasonable [...]Read more
 

Pupil Power

Various groups have been banging on about climate change for decades and some steps have been taken by the government to try to alleviate the effect human beings are having on the planet.  However, now the kids are getting involved it’s making the front pages. On 15th February [...]Read more
 

The race to University

There’s always something in the press about students getting into universities.  Schools measure their success by exam results and university offers, so the more of their students that get a place at university, the better. But there’s more to getting into your first-choice [...]Read more
 

5 of the best school bags

School bags are expensive, and Mums often find they’re spending more on our child’s backpack then we do our own handbag!  You probably bought one in September so chances are it’s still okay for now.   But with the January sales coming up there can be great bargains, up to half [...]Read more
 

Qualifications count

More and more teenagers are heading for University.  That means that there are more people with degrees entering the job market.  The result is that an increasing number of employers are looking for qualifications, even for lower level positions. Graduates earn, on average, 48% [...]Read more
 

Time for secondary school

With the summer term now well underway and all the schools nearly at summer holiday time, there’s only few weeks of holiday before the year sixes move up to secondary school. Without question, this is one of the biggest steps your child will make, so how can you make it as easy [...]Read more
 

University: living on campus or commute?

With university tuition cost at an all-time high, more and more students are looking to commute to University rather than paying out to stay in halls or renting a room.  But how do you manage the daily commute, living at home and ensuring you still get the University experience? [...]Read more
 

Don’t raid the stationery store!

Each school has their own requirements for what your child will and won’t need to bring.  Finding this out before your child starts school can save you a lot of money and also take away a lot of stress. Stationery Yes, all the rows of beautiful pencil cases and matching [...]Read more
 

Starting a new school

There’s no denying that your child’s first days of school will be some of the most memorable for both you and your child.  It’s normal for you to have some anxiety about how they’ll cope, but don’t underestimate how you’ll feel as a parent. Be prepared It sounds simple, but being [...]Read more
 

Secondary uniform costs

This is the second of two articles about getting your kids ready for school on a budget. Secondary uniform costs can reach into the middle hundreds with the addition of specific sports kits, stationery, extra shoes and school branded skirts, blazers and jumpers. You might think [...]Read more
 

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