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Episode 10: Boarding

Joining Matthew this week is Tim Hands of Winchester College and James Priory of Tonbridge School. We discuss how boarding has had to adapt due to the pandemic and some of the positive effects these changes have brought to school communities.


Reassuring values from the past

The new normal is bringing myriad challenges for schools and pupils – especially those at boarding schools. Tim Hands of Winchester College explores what our future educational provision might learn from the past.


Episode 9: Pre-testing

Joining Matthew this week is David Griffiths of Old Buckenham Hall and Henry Price of Oakham. We discuss pre-testing – a process to help senior schools find the right candidates but something which is often stressful for parents and pupils.


Episode 8: Virtual Open Days

Joining Matthew this week is Kate Reynolds of The Royal High School, Bath and Olivera Raraty of Malvern St James. With in-person Open Days not an option, we explore how the virtual admissions process has provided some surprising benefits.


Choosing schools in a virtual world

Open Days are a key part of the admissions process for independent schools but the pandemic makes this impossible. Olivera Raraty of Malvern St James Girls’ School explores how the virtual admissions process has adapted in the pandemic.


Episode 7: History and creativity

Joining Matthew this week is Jeremy Walker of St Peter's York and Charlie Minogue of Moor Park. We discuss how the arrival of choristers at St Peter's continues an almost 1400 year-old tradition – and whether schools can teach creativity to children.

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