Thorpe House News

Closure of schools – not really! Reflections on day one from an Independent School Head’s perspective

  I very much hope that the Government will recognise the contribution of Independent Schools as we look to do our part in supporting the country during these unprecedented times. On this first day of physical closure my staff are working hard to ensure that our virtual doors remain open to our pupils. Our term…

The value of Homework

It is difficult to escape the debate about homework. Not quite as divisive as Brexit, it is nevertheless an issue that puts people into firmly opposed camps, those that are emphatic about the importance of homework and the discipline and routines that it helps establish for a child and those that question its value at…