Private Schools in the UK

When it comes to education in the United Kingdom, families have the choice between sending children to a public school or choosing one of our renowned private schools. One thing is for sure, most of Britain’s private schools offer a better overall quality of education and more variety of classes when compared to Great Britain’s public school system.

private-schoolWhat are the biggest advantages of private schools in the UK?

First and foremost, one of the biggest advantages of private schooling is that teachers can better focus and support individual pupils.

This is usually because classes in private schools are normally smaller as compared to classes in public schools.

With the ability of teachers to dedicate more time to each child come also better grades. This makes private schools a very good choice especially for those families whose children can profit from this additional help.

The good reputation of private schools in UK

Many of our private schools have a stellar reputation. Mentioning the name of a private school is often all that it takes for a future job applicant to have a significant edge over his or her competitors. Some employers today gt even so far as to only select those job applicants when they see that they attended one of the U.K.’s good and renowned private schools.

While it is understandable that a private school is not always the first choice for families with limited financial budgets, the costs for private schools will in all likelihood pay for themselves in the long run. It has been shown that those people who visited a private school in the UK are by and large earning more money in their later career as compared to those who attended a public school.

You can go to school in Hertfordshire if you want to more about private schooling options in the United Kingdom.


Is There a North-South Divide in England’s Schools?

According to the watchdog’s annual report on education in the UK, about a third of the secondary schools in the nation’s North are “not good enough”.

Sir Michael Wilshaw, the OFSTED chief said to the press that more attention must be focused on those regions where  as he called it “too many schools are languishing in mediocrity”.

Nicky Morgan, the U.K.’s education secretary that dad more needs to be done in order to tackle pockets of underperformance.

According to the chief inspector of schools, there are schools in several cities the nation’s Norse and midlands that have “failed miserably year after year after year”.

16 weak local authorities had been examined where pupils have below average progress – 13 of those schools are located in the North and midlands.

In addition to those locations which include the city’s of Derbyshire, Liverpool, Stoke-on-Trent and Bradford among others, attention also needs to be paid to schools in coastal areas.

Horse Racing: If You Want To Have A Good Time (And Make Some Money Too!)

<> at Sandown Park on August 13, 2009 in Esher, England.
Horse races can be good way to spend a weekend together with some friends since there is hardly anything which can compare to the thrill and excitement you can get at the races.

The UK fortunately has a number of fantastic racetracks which means that there is always a chance that a track is close by your area.

The good thing about horseracing in the UK (and this is why I love it so much) is that you can combine all the fun and excitement with actually making the one or the other amount of cash all at the same time.

This however of course requires that you need a little bit of knowledge about horse races, otherwise your chances of winning are not exactly optimal. If you bet like most other people do and put your money only on everyone else’s favourite you simply won’t see huge amounts of money even if you happen to win.

So, you might ask, how do the pros do it, how can they actually make a living after races?

The key here, as I already hinted at above is a good amount of insider horseracing knowledge. You can bet that pretty much any so called horseracing professional has extensive knowledge which helps them to predict the likely winners and losers in each race. That’s the  only reliable way to make horseracing a second income, you can just rely on luck as most other people do when they go to the races.

Here, the good thing however is that there are ways to obtain this knowledge without much effort on your side. Because you can get working horse race strategies and tips from third parties and simply apply them. A good way to do it is if you see the horse racing tips from the Horseracing Pro. Those are the strategies I recommend myself set are the best racing strategies available today in my opinion.

Fire Safety Should Be Your Priority This Christmas

SFRSThe Scottish Fire and Rescue is urging the public for increased fire safety awareness over the coming holidays.

Making sure  that you are safe and sound over Christmas will not be a problem if you take advantage of the free home fire safety visits that the Scottish Fire and Rescue is offering.

Trained officers of the SFR can come to your home to look over and inspect your smoke detectors and fire extinguishers. The canals will answer all your questions you might have about fire safety in your home.

A spokesperson for the Scottish Fire & Rescue, Martin Hill said they know that people want to ensure themselves of the holidays but they should nevertheless always have an eye on the safety as well.

For more information about those free home fire safety visits by the Scottish Fire and Rescue you can check their website at

UK Fire Safety Statistics 2013-214

UK-fire-statisticsAccording to the latest official fire statistics that cover April 2013 to March 2014:

There were 275 fire fatalities in England in the years 2013-2014.

Compared to the previous year those are 5% fewer and 39% lower than one decade ago.

The majority of fire fatalities in the UK, 66% are on account of accidental dwelling fires.

While this number is higher by 6 as compared to last year, this is the second lowest number recorded and 1/3 less as compared to the previous decade.

In the observed time-period from 2012 to 2013 there had been 3,600 hospital non-fatal fire casualties. This number is 5% less than in the previous time period.

Overall there had been170,000 fires in England. According to the recent report, this is the second lowest number of fire incidents on record. One reason given for the lower number of fires is fewer outdoor fires due to above average rainfall in the UK.

The report also mentions 223,400 fire false alarms that had been attended to.

The complete report can be downloaded at

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Brazilian Billionaire Buys London’s Gherkin

gherkinThe Gherkin in London is probably the most prominent and eye-catching building in the British capital. Now, a Brazilian Billionaire has bought it for more than £700m.

The 180 metre tower was bought by Brazilian billionaire Joseph Safra.

Savills and Deloitte Real Estate, the firm which was appointed to sell the Gherkin in a public statement:

The acquisition of 30 St Mary Axe is consistent with our real estate strategy of investing in properties that are truly special – at the best locations within great cities.

While only 10 years old, this building is already a London icon that is distinguished from others in the market, with excellent value growth potential.”

The firm’s spokesperson added that they want “to make the building even better and more desirable through active ownership that will lead to a range of enhancements that will benefit tenants”.

Large parts of the building, about 50,000 sq m today are occupied by Swiss company Re and law firm Kirkland & Ellis.