Spectator Schools

Editor’s letter

16 March 2019 9:00 am

What should we do with difficult students? The ones who distract everyone else in the class, and don’t care how…

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

16 March 2019 9:00 am

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

Why the head of Rugby School isn’t worried about Jeremy Corbyn

16 March 2019 9:00 am

Peter Green, headmaster at Rugby School, on bursaries, selling Old Masters and why he’s not worried about Jeremy Corbyn. By Eleanor Doughty

Removable feast: permanent school exclusions are on the rise but they are really not the answer

16 March 2019 9:00 am

Too many children are being permanently excluded, says Sophia Waugh

In this case, the stick really doesn’t work

16 March 2019 9:00 am

Ofsted’s new tough stance on disruptive pupils will not solve the problem, says Hannah Glickstein

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Taking the God option: why I send my children to C of E schools

16 March 2019 9:00 am

Why I send my children to C of E schools – William Cook

Do unconditiional offers really help A-level students?

16 March 2019 9:00 am

Ross Clark says that getting a guaranteed place at university is not always a good thing

Year 8 boys at the barre

En avant

16 March 2019 9:00 am

Laura Freeman finds the Royal Ballet School almost too perfect for words

Moving on: there’s more to private schooling than Eton, Harrow or Roedean

16 March 2019 9:00 am

There’s a lot more to the independent sector than Eton, Harrow and Roedean, says Lord Alistair Lexden

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In praise of home-schooling

16 March 2019 9:00 am

Home-schooling doesn’t deserve the bad press it so often gets, says Cristina Odone

How a village school plays a huge role in the life of the community

16 March 2019 9:00 am

Camilla Swift on how village schools plays a huge role in the life of the community

School portraits: snapshots of four notable schools

16 March 2019 9:00 am

Snapshots of four notable schools

Harry Mount, aged 11

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