Holland Park hosts a calendar of events across the academic year. We offer popular exam preparation courses during the autumn and spring months, geared towards those sitting their 7+, 8+, 11+, Pre-Test and 13+ exams, and we attend exhibitions such as the annual Independent Schools Show in November.
This year we are also introducing our Insight Sessions, hosted by Holland Park’s Director of Consulting, Camilla Smiley, with guest industry insiders including school and nursery Headteachers. For more information about these and other upcoming events please see below or contact us by phone or email.
How can you keep your teenager focused and healthy throughout exam season? This summer every child from Year 10 upwards will face important exams and you will be wondering how you can support them effectively through this potentially stressful time. The session will cover practical advice and tips for creating a purposeful and positive working environment at home, leaving you more confident about how to manage the weeks ahead.
Although students in the UK are lucky to have access to many outstanding universities, Oxford and Cambridge remain the most prestigious in many degree areas. How should your child go about approaching an Oxbridge application? When do they need to start preparation and what should they expect from the process? The session will give you a broad overview of the process and introduce you to college selection, the written aptitude tests and the interview.
Every child’s education starts at home, and as a parent there can be an enormous pressure to get it ‘right’. Philip Lough, seasoned Prep school Headmaster and enthusiastic grandparent to four pre-school-age children, will give invaluable advice about your child’s first steps in their education.
From reading, socialising and language acquisition, to sibling relationships and learning to separate, Philip will give his insight in to making the experience manageable and enjoyable, setting your child on the right course for school.
Next term is a very important one for Year 6s. How can you manage the summer holidays to ensure that your child starts next term feeling rested yet raring to go? We will be covering lots of ideas for holiday activities to keep their brains busy but give them a break from routine and discuss how you can hit the ground running as you come on to the final strait in September.