• Our Guide to Going Back to School This September

    At Holland Park Education, our primary goal is to provide our expertise in order that every student reach their individual potential. This new school year presents new changes and we want to make sure you are equipped with what you need to succeed despite the setbacks caused by the coronavirus crisis.

    Here are a few reminders from the experts at Holland Park to help the student thrive at school this year:

    • Create a routine
      • Stick to a study schedule
      • You will find you build momentum and improve focus
    • Plan ahead
      • Start your reading lists and organise your timetable
      • Ask about criteria and requirements in advance
    • Stay active, healthy and rested
      • Regular exercise will keep you feeling clear-headed
      • A consistent sleep schedule will keep you alert
      • Healthy eating will make you strong
    • Online learning may return
      • Check your IT and internet speeds
      • Create a distraction free study space
    • School will feel different
      • Class sizes and layout may change
      • You may not have the same teachers and ones that you least expected
      • Try to work with the school as they have your safety as a priority
    • Take responsibility for your learning
      • It is time to think more like a grown up

    Our team is always here to help and if there is anything that you are unsure about please call us at 0207 034 0800 to find out how we can support you and give you the guidance you are looking for this year.

    About Simon Northcote-Green:

    Simon was the Deputy Master at Dulwich College 2000-2018.
    Educated at the Universities of Oxford and Reading, studying Modern History. After graduating, he worked as a teacher in Kenya as a member of Voluntary Service Overseas before joining the staff at Marlborough College in Wiltshire UK in 1982. He moved to Phillips Academy, Andover USA in 1987 and spent several summers there involved in a creative writing programme as a Director.

    About Jacqui Northcote-Green:

    Jacqui is a graduate of Durham University and has worked for over 20 years in a number of top independent schools, including Dulwich College, City of London School for Girls and St Mary’s Calne. Her experience at two girls’ schools as Head of Sixth Form and Assistant Head saw her preparing students for university applications, in both an academic and pastoral capacity. She has been involved in school admissions processes at all levels of entry.



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