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The extensive site of St Mary's School in Shaftesbury has been sold to Dorset Council for £10.5m


Officials say more research is needed before daily lateral flow testing can be used to keep close contacts in school


Ofsted's deputy head of research says live lessons are not necessarily the 'gold standard' of remote education


University of Birmingham vice chancellor wants sixth form teaching to be separated from higher education admissions


Concerns remain over whether the rapid-result tests are reliable enough


The Russell Group of top universities has said institutions will take on more students if necessary this year


The HMC and Cognita are among signatories of a letter offering to implement a Covid vaccination scheme for school and childcare staff


The exams are largely taken by candidates in the independent sector


Admissions & Marketing

Despite the lockdown, now is the time to sharpen up your aims for the year, writes Lucy Barnwell


Sports halls and drama studios are empty once more, but it is vital to showcase the excellent education children have been receiving online, writes Nicky Adams


Amid the academic focus, schools should not forget the importance of recruitment, retention and referrals, writes Lucy Barnwell


A school's first point of contact with the outside world is vital to its brand, so check yours isn't letting you down


Sarah Lee from Haberdashers' Monmouth Schools shares her experience of a major rebranding exercise


Don't be a perfectionist, tell good stories and create multiple ways for parents to engage, writes Lucy Barnwell


Schools will miss out on good students if they fail to use images of black pupils in promotional literature, writes Elaine Cunningham-Walker


Schools need to embrace the opportunities for good communication offered by parent messaging groups, write Emily Richards


Bursars & Finance

School managers need to have their eye on the long-term sustainability of scholarship offerings, writes Lucy Barnwell


Dean White, bursar of Stamford Endowed Schools, explains how they made the institution safe for students and staff during the pandemic


Tom Wilson highlights the vital process of financial modelling for independent schools


Adapting older independent school buildings for modern-day use can be challenging, writes architect Regine Kandan


Tim Ryan explains how to mitigate the problem and avoid unwittingly committing an offence


Richard Metcalfe remembers the day he was first appointed as a bursar, nervous that his lack of a pair of brogues would hold him back


Independent schools must remain vigilant and improve their defences against attack, writes Martin Taylor


There are many factors to take into account when setting up a bursary fund


Development and Fundraising

A whole-hearted embrace of technology has been key to fundraising this year, writes Jenny Blaiklock from Lady Eleanor Holles School


A real sense of community and shared heritage makes fundraising for bursaries a rewarding job


James Underhill outlines the potential dilemmas for schools when it comes to fundraising, and offers advice on how to navigate them


Lockdown could mean this year's cohort of leavers is probably the most ready to engage with development officers


The start of the new term amid the ongoing covid pandemic will raise some very serious questions for boarding schools


Heads & Governors

The 'rough and tumble' of political populism is seeping into education, with school leaders in danger of being cast in the role of the 'them', writes Peter Hogan


An embedded school librarian can have a pivotal role across an entire school, writes Alison Kennedy from St George's School in Ascot


Sarah Ford argues for educators to rethink how we measure educational success in the light of the Covid crisis and cancelled exams


Young people are bearing the brunt of exams chaos, but this generation may be remembered for its ability to move on and flourish, writes Emma Hattersley


Berwick Coates recalls the moment a student taught him an important lesson about how to hold the attention of a class


Helen Jeys reflects on the huge challenges of the past 10 months and calls for a focus on staff and student well-being and a sense of positivity about the future


Amid outcry over Covid, the digital divide and cancelled exams, Emma White advocates a tried and tested approach to remote learning


Helen Pike, master of Magdalen College School, looks at what needs to be done to ensure students receive the fairest possible grades this summer


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