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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.


Cobham Hall pupil unites the local community

Cobham Hall pupil Martha took matters upon herself at the start of lockdown to make sure her community stayed united. Creating a newspaper for her neighbours, Martha also got local primary school pupils involved to write articles.

St Cedd's School Juniper Book Awards 2020

St Cedd’s School win ‘Most Innovative School’ Award

St Cedd’s School has scooped the ‘Most Innovative School’ title in the 2020 Juniper Book Awards for its creative library display and environmental activities inspired by Sita Brahmachari’s book 'Where the River Runs Gold'.

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.


Making transitions easier

Transitions are significant for all of us, whatever our age. Vivienne Durham of GSA explores the wide range of factors which help determine stress-free transitions for school or on to university.


Parenting for resilience

We are all tested by bullying at some stage in our lives. Julie Robinson of ISC offers some suggestions, and appropriate strategies, to help your child cope if encountering bullying at school.


One small step

Matthew Smith argues that for independent schools to really lead on environmental awareness, parents will need to play their part.


Encouraging happiness

You cannot expect your child to always be happy but, as Beth Kerr of Cognita explains, there are vital things you can do as a parent which help encourage healthy patterns of sleep, diet and exercise.


The importance of creativity

For too long, creative subjects have been viewed as 'soft' options. Victoria Rose and Alun Pickford of Dauntsey's explain why there needs to be much greater understanding and investment in creativity.

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