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A levels – congratulations not only on the results but the personal stories too!

The wait is finally over and the success stories have been pouring in over social media. We would like to add our congratulations to all of the pupils who together have worked tirelessly for their A level results. Behind them are a dedicated set of teachers and supportive families, who must all feel incredibly proud. [...]

August 17th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Is your independent school future-proof?

With the school year coming to an end, it’s a perfect time to reflect on your school and your place within the market you serve. The most successful schools are those that adapt their product to the needs of their market. And with 'Product' being the first of the '7 P's' - it's a great [...]

July 6th, 2018|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Scottish independent schools face tax hike – how can we help them to survive?

Controversial plans to remove independent school’s charitable status by 2020 will hit around 50 schools across Scotland, placing them at a huge disadvantage, leading us to question 'How can we help them to survive?' The charity relief currently trims around 80% off rates - meaning some of the country’s best known schools like Heriot’s, Watson’s, [...]

June 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sports Days – a wonderful celebration of our USP’s

As we are often reminded, state schools can often pose just as much competition as our local independent competitors. But one area most independent schools excel at is the sporting opportunities they provide to their pupils. And Sports Days are a great celebration and reminder of this unique selling point! Sporting opportunities not only increase [...]

June 22nd, 2018|Marketing, News|0 Comments

Schools in rich areas are twice as likely to be outstanding – have we created an elitist state system?

Data this week has revealed that schools in affluent areas are twice as likely to be rated ‘outstanding’ than those in the most deprived. Just 16 per cent of schools in the most deprived areas are ‘outstanding’, compared with 37% in the least deprived. Ofsted grades of secondary schools with a large proportion of white [...]

June 15th, 2018|Research|0 Comments