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Protecting children online – what steps should parents take?

Despite most social media platforms stating that children under 13 can’t sign up, it appears that’s not the case. A recent article in The Telegraph highlighted the issue of children in the UK under the age of 12 accessing social media sites, reporting that half a million are using Facebook. Similarly, a study from regulator Ofcom (November 2017) found underage access was “on the rise” and half of...

Big hair, classic tunes and sunshine – the perfect equation for raising money

Helping other people is meant to be the key to finding true happiness. After volunteering for Child Bereavement UK at Let’s Rock on Clapham Common with my colleague Dawn on Saturday 28th July, I wholeheartedly agree! The sunshine and the 80s music from bands like Go West, The Boomtown Rats and UB40 created a brilliant atmosphere, with everyone determined to relive a bit of their youth and dance...

The changing face of independent education

It looks as if we are at a crossroads for private education in the UK. While the latest figures from the Independent Schools Council (ISC) show there are now more children in private education than at any time since records began in 1994, the same reports also show that there has been the lowest increase in fees since 1994 too. It is clear there is a strong demand for private education, but have...

Meet our newest member of the team, Daniel Burns

We’re delighted that Daniel has decided to join our team here in our unique offices on Dean House Farm in the tranquil Surrey Hills. As a customer services executive, he’ll be handling a whole range of queries on our personal lines. If you call or email us, Daniel may well be the one to answer your questions. To warm him up for his new role, we asked him a few questions of our own, so we can...

Katherine Norkett’s story

Katherine Norkett and her husband chose to educate their two daughters privately at Churcher’s College in Petershead, Hampshire. Katherine had experienced an independent education and she wanted her girls to have the same advantages she enjoyed. She was first prompted to investigate protecting her daughter’s school fees when her husband’s cousin died suddenly at the age of 48. Mr Norkett was the...

£3,000 that changed a life

The School Fees Charitable Trust helps parents when they need it the most In today’s world, £3,000 is rarely thought of as a life-changing sum of money, but grants of this amount or a similar size from the School Fees Charitable Trust can do exactly that. Changing schools at any time can be incredibly hard for children. Changing schools just before important exams, that have a huge bearing on the...

Celebrating the modern dad

Much has been written about how the role of women has changed over the past generation. Women have far more options open to them than ever before. More women are not just working, they are employed in senior roles. Female undergraduates now outnumber their male counterparts. The recent General Election underlined this shift. The Conservatives, SNP, Plaid Cymru and the Greens all have female...