Fresh thinking about independent education

Whether you are looking for an independent school for your child, thinking about the options for transition between prep and senior, or just keen to keep up-to-date with news and thinking about private schools, Attain covers all aspects.

Features, articles and advice for parents

Attain is the leading magazine for the independent schools' sector, highly respected by Heads and schools alike. For almost fifteen years, we have helped parents by offering features, advice and fresh thinking from leading Heads and writers on all aspects of private schools.

freshthinking

Announcing our Fresh Thinking podcast

Join Attain’s Editor as he talks to leading Heads, as well as other special guests, about the issues affecting schools and parents today. Our 'Fresh Thinking' podcast is all the best aspects of Attain but in a convenient audio format.

the-problem-of-worry

The problem of worry

Families glancing at the news find much to potentially worry about, especially during the current pandemic. Julie Robinson explores how parents can help children tackle their worries through greater perspective.

learning-about-our-brains

Learning about our brains

An understanding of how our brains function reveals the need to approach learning in the right way. James Barnes of the PSB explains why strong 'executive function skills' can make all the difference.

the-love-of-languages

The love of languages

Too often, learning a language is seen in a utilitarian way rather than enjoying it for the experience. James Priory argues this traditional view on language learning puts value above cultural experience.

the-journey-ahead

The journey ahead

Deciding how to tackle the educational issues of our time requires some reflection. Simon Larter-Evans of St Paul's Cathedral School looks at how the past decade has shaped the educational issues ahead.

rethinking-education

Rethinking education

Our education system is skewed too much towards assessment. John Attwater of King's Ely outlines how it could shift to place a far greater emphasis on equipping pupils with the right skills for the future.

The latest news from independent schools