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In today's ever-changing educational landscape, home education has become a practical choice for parents looking for a flexible and personalised approach to their children's learning journey. As they explore home ed, families discover the joys of bespoke education and self-directed learning. The shift away from the traditional school environment has liberated families from the daily grind of...

Devon independent school transforms music facility with HSBC UK funding

A Tiverton independent day and boarding school has upgraded and refurbished its music facility with financial support from HSBC UK.

Blundell’s School, a leading independent school in Devon, has secured a six-figure finance package from HSBC UK to transform its 410 square metre music department, enhancing student and staff experience, following a huge increase in the popularity of...

School bursary allows free place at leading South Devon independent primary school

An outstanding Independent School in South Devon is offering a bursary of up to 100% of the school fees.

St Christopher’s at Staverton will offer this opportunity to local children who embody the ethos and values of the school, but who, for financial reasons, would not normally be able to attend St Christopher’s.

The bursary is in memory of Gregory Kenyon who established St...

Blundell’s School announces new Director of Cricket

Leading Southwest Independent School, Blundell’s, has appointed a new Director of Cricket Mr Dean Headley. Dean will be joining Blundell’s in the Summer Term 2023 from Stamford School, where he has spent the last 5 years as Director of Cricket and Assistant Housemaster.

Dean had a very successful career as a cricketer, most notably as an international playing for England from 1996 to...

Devon families successful in primary school applications

More than 99 per cent of Devon families have won a place in one of their preferred primary schools this September .

Figures published today (Tuesday 19 April) reveal that 7,242 applications were made across the county.

And 7,189 families have been offered a place at one of their three preferred schools - that's 99.3 per cent.

The new figures show that 97 per cent of...

Woody Bear presented hedgehog colouring prize

Back in October, Woods Bryce Baker, the Experts in Property on Torquay Road in Preston, launched a hedgehog-themed colouring competition for pupils of Oldway Primary School, to help raise awareness of the hedgehog’s plight for survival in the UK.

The competition attracted around 50 entries, the pictures all beautifully coloured by the children, aged between four and 10.


Denbury school pupils clock up the miles for books and conservation 

Children from a Devon school have raised money for their school library and Donate for Dartmoor by taking on a unique walking challenge. Year Six pupils from Denbury Primary School walked more than 13km from Haytor Rocks on Dartmoor back to their classroom and raised £500. The school's classes are all named after places on Dartmoor so it was apt that pupils of 'Haytor' class walked from the...

Dodgeball at Lipson Academy

Celebrating Diversity of Competition

THIS week sees the return of Lipson Academy’s annual School Sports Days, when the focus will be on celebration, as well as competition.

Every single student at the Academy will take part in the action-packed two-day schedule, with all the staff also participating in a whole-school festival of endeavour and achievement.

Head of PE Ed Goodman has organised a crammed timetable of...

Free tree packs scheme now open for schools and communities

Whether planting for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, to help tackle climate change, or to improve local areas around the country, the Woodland Trust’s popular free tree pack scheme is now open for applications.

Schools and community groups across the South West are now able to apply for the first 1 million trees, and into 2022 there are over 3 million trees in total available via free...

Blundells turns over new leaf with new grounds equipment

Tiverton boarding school turns over new leaf with new grounds equipment

A Tiverton boarding school has purchased a new fleet of grounds equipment after securing a six-figure funding package from HSBC UK as part of a wider overhaul of the grounds within the school’s 120-acre site.

Blundell’s School switched banks to HSBC UK in October 2020 and has used additional funding from the bank to purchase a fleet of high-quality grounds equipment, including...