9th November 2017
Daily summary of the latest news and opinions from the world of independent education bought to you by Education Advisers...
Sector-wide research shows that independent schools are leading the way in keeping today’s children fit and healthy
At a time of widespread concern over obesity and lack of wellbeing amongst young people, the inaugural national sports survey of HMC schools in the UK reveals that:
The survey was carried out by the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference amongst its 260 members, which include a wide variety of day and boarding schools across the UK.
St Swithun's School introduces new maths scholarships
St Swithun's School has introduced two new maths scholarships, at 13+ and 16+, which will run from September 2018.
In awarding mathematical scholarships, St Swithun’s says it aims to nurture exceptional young students who may choose to follow highly mathematical career paths at university and beyond: “As the leading mathematical lights of the school, scholars will demonstrate mathematical excellence and intellectual curiosity, will perform exceptionally in competitions and will promote maths as a subject whenever possible.”
Mathematical scholarships in both age groups are open to external and internal candidates. At 16+ candidates will be identified through performance in academic papers and an interview.
At 13+, students will be invited to apply based on nomination from their current school. Selection is carried out via an examination paper and an interview. Successful candidates at 13+ who continue to perform well will retain the scholarship throughout their years at school.
Headmistress Jane Gandee said: “We have a strong record of promoting able mathematicians at St Swithun’s. The new scholarships will allow more access to our excellent teaching staff and resources and enrich mathematical activities for all students at the school."
17th December 2018
14th December 2018
13th December 2018