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Westminster to Wycombe: bringing Parliament to local pupils

NB. This post was written by my researchers Tim Hewish and Gareth Crimp We were thrilled to initiate, design and help create Westminster to Wycombe (W2W), a Parliamentary-style schools debate for local sixth form students. What started as an idea last summer grew into a successful February event for the pupils and schools that participated. W2W was kindly hosted by Highcrest Academy and coordinated under the leadership of Emma Bowden. Highcrest’s tremendous effort ensured that their hall was transformed into […]

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State Boarding Schools

Did you know the UK has 35 state boarding schools? Each year, state boarding schools regularly out-perform other state schools with many topping academic league tables around the country. The combination of the excellent state-funded education and a stable boarding community enables pupils to make the most of their talents and abilities. I spent this afternoon at Wycombe’s Royal Grammar School, attending the annual conference of the State Boarding Schools’ Association. I was deeply impressed by the outstanding governors, headteachers […]

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