Principal Will Scott reflects on the changing nature of education, the Jubilee Building and the importance of STEAM.
Choosing the right school for a child is something that I know parents spend much time and thought on - and rightly so. If you were to ask our parents why they chose Dame Allan’s they would tell you that the children here are positive and outgoing, at ease with themselves and each other, yet excited and enthused by the opportunities ahead of them.
By the time they leave school, you will want your child to have grown into a confident young adult with an awareness of their potential and the drive to turn their ambitions into reality. So the question is: what kind of school will help them along that path?
It should be a school which introduces them to inspiring thoughts and experiences; a school where they feel known and valued; one which challenges them to risk new ideas and helps them when they need it. If they leave school having learned to break through self-imposed limits, to value the experiences of others, to persevere when the going gets tough, then we all have done our job, as parents and teachers.
Dame Allan’s succeeds in combining academic excellence with a wealth of co-curricular opportunities, all underpinned by a deep commitment to the individual needs and interests of each child. You’ll find lots on our website about what we do. You can read about our diamond structure, our ethos and heritage, and see the activities and successes our pupils enjoy. And if you want to know whether Dame Allan’s is the right school for your child then the best way to find out is to make a visit and see for yourself.
Principal Will Scott reflects on the value of independent schools during Covid and in a post-pandemic world.
Principal Will Scott discusses exams and their role in the school curriculum.