Trimming the excess

It’s January, which means we are currently being bombarded with messages about losing weight, getting fit or embarking on a ‘dry January’, following the extreme excess of the festive season. And just when you think you might be safe reading something that doesn’t leave you feeling like you’ve overindulged, we talk about trimming the excess [...]

2019-01-18T11:07:50+00:00January 18th, 2019|News, Newsletters, Research, Strategy|0 Comments

The TPS Mess

This year, the Chancellor’s budget speech made it very evident he was trying to please everyone, with the exception of independent schools. What the Chancellor did not talk about was the recently announced intention to increase the employers’ TPS contribution rate from 16.4% to 23.6%, with effect from September 2019. However, the rationale for this [...]

2019-01-18T10:43:48+00:00January 18th, 2019|News, Newsletters, Strategy|0 Comments

Marketing: From a student’s perspective

Our Research Director regularly supports students at the University of East Anglia. In one session, James met George Chrysostomou, who had some interesting insights on his experiences of how to ‘sell’ schools from a student’s perspective:  The race to a more appealing marketing strategy all starts with what makes your school stand out. As [...]

2019-01-23T15:24:14+00:00January 18th, 2019|Marketing, News, News, Newsletters, Strategy|0 Comments

Hazelwood School Case Study

Hazelwood School, who educate around 600 1 -13 year olds in Surrey had been successfully growing their pupil numbers over a number of years. However, aware that birth rates had potentially peaked, the governors and senior leaders were keen to determine whether they could sustain their three-form entry at Reception level in the short to [...]

2019-01-18T10:17:11+00:00January 18th, 2019|Marketing, News, Newsletters, Research, Strategy|0 Comments

It’s Census Day

Perhaps we should hide the fact that we are very excited by the fact that it’s census day, but we just can’t help it! We’re data geeks and we know the market insight, competitor and Demand & Supply analysis we provide (through our unique Market and Catchment Intelligence) just wouldn’t be possible without it. Of [...]

2019-01-16T16:21:07+00:00January 16th, 2019|Marketing, News, News, Research|0 Comments