Spectator Schools – Features

Editor’s letter

8 September 2018 9:00 am

State or private? Years of saving every penny in a bid to scrape together enough to pay the school fees,…

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

8 September 2018 9:00 am

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

Talking heads: Christian Heinrich on Cumnor House’s unique teaching environment

8 September 2018 9:00 am

Christian Heinrich, headmaster at Cumnor House, tells Camilla Swift how he has fostered a unique teaching environment

State vs private: A parent’s dilemma

8 September 2018 9:00 am

State school or private? Fraser Nelson weighs up the choices for his ten-year-old boy – and discovers his assumptions are badly out of date

Will sending my daughter to a state school ruin her prospects?

8 September 2018 9:00 am

The pros and cons of an inner-London state education, by Charlotte Metcalf

Why football is a league for gentlemen

8 September 2018 9:00 am

The idea that posh boys can’t play football has always been wrong, says William Cook

Spaces for everyone: the school theatres open to the public

8 September 2018 9:00 am

Camilla Swift finds more top schools opening their theatres and galleries to the public

The joy of summer jobs

8 September 2018 9:00 am

A part-time job in a sheet-music shop offered Eleanor Doughty its own kind of education

Horace, Virgil and Varius at the House of Maecenas, in the painting by Charles François Jellabert

Latin: dead or alive?

8 September 2018 9:00 am

A classics teacher’s struggle for survival, by Emma Park

Anthony Seldon: Why AI is set to revolutionise teaching

8 September 2018 9:00 am

Artificial Intelligence will revolutionise teaching, Anthony Seldon tells Camilla Swift

School portraits: snapshots of four notable schools

8 September 2018 9:00 am

Introducing Bath Academy, Harrogate Ladies, Millfield and Robin Hood Primary

The bad boys of Naples don’t flirt with flowers, but rocks

8 September 2018 9:00 am

My school trip, by Laura Freeman

The value of an arts education

8 September 2018 9:00 am

As the government strives for higher academic standards, Benenden School head Samantha Price questions where this leaves the creative arts

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…