Private Schools

Private Schools:- Cheshire families can choose from some of the country’s top performing private schools. Here we offer information and advice designed to assist you in selecting the private schools offering the best options to match your child’s needs and expectations.

Withington Girls’ School (with MGS) – Phantom of the opera performed for 200 senior citizens

‘Angels of Music’ perform for local senior citizens More than 200 senior citizens from the local community joined invited guests for a spectacular premiere of The Phantom of the Opera (School Production) performed by a talented young cast from Withington Girls’ School and The Manchester Grammar School, with many praising the production saying the standard […]

Sports scholar Josh gears up for first Team GB weightlifting appearance

A sports scholar at Rydal Penrhos Boarding School is in the final stages of training ahead of his first appearance for Team GB later this month. Josh Lynch, a year-9 pupil at the school, will be part of the British contingent that competes at the European Youth Weightlifting Championships, which takes place at the stunning […]

90th birthday party for first lady of education in Macclesfield

King’s Girls’ Division pupils threw a party for Macclesfield’s first lady of education to celebrate Beryl Footman’s 90th birthday. Miss Footman, as she is still affectionately known to thousands of former pupils, transformed Macclesfield High School in the sixties and seventies from a seed bed for secretaries, nurses and housewives into a thoroughly modern institution in […]

Manchester High brings Suffragettes to the City

A ‘Suffragettes in the City’ event was hosted by Manchester High School for Girls (MHSG) at Harvey Nichols in Manchester. The occasion recognised the school’s close connection with the Pankhurst sisters and 100 years of votes for women, as well as the milestone of welcoming the 100th Pankhurst bursary girl to MHSG. More than £21,000 […]

Seven year-old pianist charms hearts at top festival

The creative keyboard skills of seven-year-old King’s pupil and star pianist Harriet Bright charmed hearts at the Alderley Edge Festival finale. Harriet, who is in Year 3 and from Prestbury, says “I practise every day and twice a day on Saturdays and Sundays.” She gave a virtuoso performance with her own choice of music, Mozart’s […]

Team GB Olympiads Successes for Two Withington Girls’ School Students

Withington Girls’ School sixth formers, Sasha Geim and Eleanor Edwards, have been selected to represent the UK in this year’s International Science Olympiads after being ranked among the country’s top young scientists in their fields. Following a rigorous selection process, which included written tests and academically-challenging residential training camps, Sasha was chosen for both the […]

Abbey College Manchester Celebrates Exceptional Year

Students at Abbey College Manchester celebrated a year of outstanding achievements at its annual awards ceremony, held at the iconic Radisson Blu Hotel recently. In recognition of the students’ success, they were each presented with their ‘completion of studies’ certificates by the honoured ‘Friends of Abbey College’, including former staff; alumni and other supporters of the college. […]

Simon Smith on the importance of wellbeing and parkruns

Simon Smith arrived at Rydal Penrhos in January 2017 following six years at Haileybury as deputy head (Academic), where he taught History and was also a senior boarding house tutor, Year 7 tutor and refereed many football and rugby matches. Prior to Haileybury, Simon was at Worth School in Sussex for 11 years where he […]

Abbey College Manchester Students Showcase Artistic Talents

Talented students at Abbey College Manchester have been recognised for their artistic abilities, following a creative competition. Art and Photography students from the leading independent college entered the challenge by submitting one image which they captured during a recent trip to Madrid. The students were given the invaluable opportunity to be inspired by the sights and sounds of […]

Academic Teaching

In my last article on “The 4th R in Education – Relationships” I noted that a headmaster I had previously worked with defined teaching as being fundamentally about “communication and relationships.” Whilst I agreed with him I believe it missed a third, vital, component – a teacher’s subject knowledge, writes Simon Smith. This may seem […]

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