Spectator Schools – Features

Editor’s letter

17 March 2018 9:00 am

Is it the responsibility of schools to teach children about relationships and sexual consent? Or is that something parents ought…

School report: a round-up of recent stories from the front line in education

17 March 2018 9:00 am

A round-up of recent stories from the front line in education

The school beside the sea

17 March 2018 9:00 am

Eastbourne College’s Tom Lawson talks to Camilla Swift about the limits of mindfulness – and being the only teacher in a family of famous journalists

Anything goes

17 March 2018 9:00 am

Johanna Williams on how sex education became a free-for-all

How boys learn

17 March 2018 9:00 am

For too long, boys have been allowed to underperform writes Katherine Forster

The International Baccalaureate vs. A levels

17 March 2018 9:00 am

Is the International Baccalaureate really better than A-levels? asks Ross Clark

Matrons of honour

17 March 2018 9:00 am

At boarding school, pastoral care is as vital as academic results says Camilla Swift

Cash for questions

17 March 2018 9:00 am

How charging for entrance exams has become a nice little earner, reports Toby Young

Is public school still worth it?

17 March 2018 9:00 am

More parents are deciding not to send their children to private schools says Eleanor Doughty

An army-style course run by children’s party firm Sharky & George

Whatever happened to good old-fashioned boredom?

17 March 2018 9:00 am

Constance Watson believes there’s more to after-school activities than chess societies and extra maths

School portraits

17 March 2018 9:00 am

Snapshots of four notable schools

Why the arts are needed to put the ‘A’ into ‘STEAM’

17 March 2018 9:00 am

Amongst the good places to be in Britain, the National Theatre and the RSC in Stratford-upon-Avon are up there. What…

Editor’s Letter

9 September 2017 9:00 am

We live in an age where technology surrounds us almost all of the time. In the Western world, smartphones are…

School report: a round-up from the front line in education

9 September 2017 9:00 am

A round-up of recent stories from the front line in education

Julian Thomas is living the dream at Wellington College

9 September 2017 9:00 am

The new master of Wellington College talks to Eleanor Doughty about celebrity parents, inclusivity and Sir Anthony Seldon’s legacy

The value of off days: Is using a phone at school that bad?

9 September 2017 9:00 am

Is using a smartphone at school really that bad? asks Rhiannon Williams

You can conquer America – if you’re brilliant, rich and super-organised

9 September 2017 9:00 am

Everyone’s applying to the US but be warned: getting in is tough. Ysenda Maxtone-Graham

What is a complete education?

9 September 2017 9:00 am

Samantha Price, headmistress at Benenden, one of the UK’s leading independent schools, explains the difference between education and exam results.

Traditional school trunks and tuck boxes are treasures for life

9 September 2017 9:00 am

Traditional trunks and tuck boxes are treasures for life. Laura Freeman

The top British schools that can’t give away places

9 September 2017 9:00 am

Help with school fees is available – but many 100 per cent bursaries are left to go begging. Susan Hamlyn

Ignore the fees naysayers – it still pays to go to university

9 September 2017 9:00 am

Despite the huge expansion in higher education, it still pays to go to university, says Ross Clark

Sport in our state schools is in a sorry state of play

9 September 2017 9:00 am

Sport in state schools is not up to par, writes William Cook

Pray time is just as vital as play time in our schools

9 September 2017 9:00 am

A traditional church service is a vital part of school life. Harry Mount

Four schools you need to know about now

9 September 2017 9:00 am

Snapshots of four notable schools

Learning? It’s a walk in the park, says Rod Liddle

9 September 2017 9:00 am

My school trip, by Rod liddle