Why Independent?

Why Independent International Education?

The advantages of independent education are many and wide reaching. British education, at both school and university levels, has achieved a worldwide reputation for quality.

The class-sizes and exam successes of pupils are well documented, as are the impressive university destinations of many graduates.

Perhaps less widely known, however, are the benefits of ethos, tradition, culture and pastoral care enjoyed from pre-prep onwards, which help to produce well-rounded individuals prepared for life in our dynamic and evolving society.

Teachers are often selected from amongst the best in the region and globally. Many are very well qualified academically, with a passion for their subject and the strength of character to nurture intellectual curiosity and critical thinking.

Pastoral care and individual attention are a speciality, including the support of special needs if required. A broad curriculum is offered and a range of modern languages. Facilities and specialities complement and extend the curriculum.

British education is focused on processes and outcomes - what should a child know and be able to do at any given age - as opposed to emphasising the acquisition of specific knowledge.

The National Curriculum for England and Wales takes a progressive approach; from 0 to 18+, each stage builds on what has gone before. Certain key principles, starting from the early years, run through the whole of the education system: the notion that each child is unique and that this is important; an emphasis on developing positive relationships (with teachers, parents, peers); a focus on enabling environments (learning does not happen exclusively in the classroom); and finally, learning and development - looking at outcomes and results, but only as one facet of a child's education.

An independent and international education emphasises the development of the whole student, and particularly at primary level there is a great deal of scope for creativity and individuality in the classroom.

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