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A force for good

IAPS is celebrating its 125th Anniversary this year. Attain’s Editor, Matthew Smith, took the opportunity to talk to Chief Executive David Hanson about the history of the Association and its vital role today.

The value of money

In a materialistic world, it's too easy to forget the real meaning of 'wealth', suggests Loren Macallister of Shrewsbury House School. Parents should encourage children to look at their lives in a different light.

Learning to persevere

When it comes to learning a musical instrument, practice definitely makes perfect but, as Suzie Gouldstone of Highfield Prep explains, children also learn self-discipline, motivation and perseverance.

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Lost in Translation

As the UK prepares to leave the EU, not enough attention is being placed on the importance of language learning post-Brexit. Sue Woodroofe, Principal of The Grammar School at Leeds, explains.

Let's be friends

Parents want their children to have strong friendships at school. Tim Smith, Headmaster of Hampton Pre-Prep & Prep, looks at how parents can support their child through the ups and downs of friendship.

I'm bored!

At some point in the holidays, it is inevitable that your child will tell you they are bored. Fred de Falbe, Headmaster of Beeston Hall, explains why boredom is actually something we should all embrace.

Beyond examinations

Parents are at risk of becoming so focussed in the desire for their children to succeed, says Loren Macallister of Shrewsbury House School, they run the risk of overlooking the real purpose of education.

Unlocking education

Prep school education should not be restricted by the ability to pay fees. David Hanson, IAPS Chief Executive, explains how government could unlock education and benefit huge numbers of children.

The end of tutoring?

Spending money on a tutor can be a false economy. James Dahl of Wellington College explains how schools are increasingly changing their entry procedures to militate against the ‘tutoring effect’.