School dubbed 'the Eton of the state sector' has the enthusiastic support of the Education Secretary
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Monday 10 November 2008
Thursday 30 October 2008
Thursday 16 October 2008
Wednesday 30 July 2008
Every school that wants a police officer stationed on the premises should have one, the Schools minister said yesterday.
Sunday 15 June 2008
There is a strange regression going on in international football. The German football writer Christoph Biermann described last Tuesday's fixture between Greece and Sweden as being like a historical re-enactment society playing out a game from 1984, and there was something just as old-fashioned about yesterday's game here. It is rare these days, at the highest level, to see two sides lining up with 4-4-2 systems, and even the undoubted quality of the four strikers on display – Fernando Torres and David Villa on one side and Henrik Larsson and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (pictured, right, scoring) on the other – could not prevent the game slipping into the familiar straight lines which modern football does so much to avoid.
Sunday 01 June 2008
Sunday 25 May 2008
Of all the boarding-school folkies who have been doing the rounds in London for the past few years, Johnny Flynn is the only one with any bite.
Thursday 17 April 2008
The news that boarding is undergoing a revival, as shown in a survey by the Royal Wanstead Children's Foundation (RCWF), is welcome. This is not a return to the days of cold showers and chilblains for the rich and privileged. The new breed of boarder is likely to be a young person from a broken home on the verge of being taken into care for whom the offer of a boarding place is a way of giving them a decent education and some respectable nurturing.
Saturday 12 April 2008
The biggest increase in the number of boarding pupils for 40 years has been recorded as more schools offer places to vulnerable children from broken homes.
Wednesday 02 April 2008
The Republican US presidential candidate, John McCain, is on a nostalgia tour of his rebellious schooldays.
Thursday 07 February 2008
The day that her eight-year-old son started boarding is vivid in Alexandra Lloyd's memory. Her husband took the day off work and the family watched the funniest film they could find. Tom changed in to his school uniform in front of the television and they piled into the car with his luggage.
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