18 Feb 2020
What are the advantages of a primary school education at a private school?

Deciding where your child will go to primary school, whether it is an independent (private) or a state school, is a huge decision for every parent. There are many things to consider: What sort of school do I want? What type of ethos? What size is bes...

10 Feb 2020
Looking Forward: Leadership in Education in the new Decade

Alex Hems recently took part in an interview with Saxton Bampfylde, a search and leadership advisory firm about how leadership is changing, and particularly how it is evolving in the education sector. Her comments are detailed below.  For the full ar...

01 Feb 2020
Why Sport is Critical for Girls’ Future Prospects

Primary school PE is key to laying the foundations for a healthy lifestyle in adulthood says head Alex Hems. This article is featured on the TES website.The children running around in the school playground today are the adult citizens of the future, ...

31 Jan 2020
How Do We Help Our Students to Choose Exam Courses?

This article, written by Alex Hems, Head,  offers some advice to anyone making subject choices.This is the time of year when young people across the country are starting to think about choices of subjects for the next stage in their education. It can...

30 Jan 2020
Why We Think Our Curriculum Is the ‘Best of British’

By Alex Hems, Head. January 2020At St George’s we have chosen to blend the English and Scottish examination systems by entering students for GCSE followed by Scottish Highers and Advanced Highers in their final two years at school. With this combinat...