This website provides parents with information on how they can help to support and stretch their child’s academic ability.

This website provides information on residential and non-residential extension and master classes courses for Exceptionally Able, Gifted and Talented children.


This has a useful section for parents with free fact sheets and reading lists. You can also sign up for their newsletter.


Website of the 24 leading research universities in the UK.


Guidance from the Russell Group on Sixth Form subject choices. (This is of course also provided by the school).


Become a member of the Brilliant Club / download The Scholar magazine.


Digital portal for years 7-13 run by Oxford University.

www.aquila.co.uk, www.theweekjunior.co.uk, www.thephoenixcomic.co.uk, www.scoopthemag.co.uk

School newspapers / magazines (best for Key Stage 3).


Oxbridge type questions (can be used from year 7 upwards – but this will be especially useful for Sixth Form students thinking about applying to Oxbridge).

www.debatingmatters.org, www.debatemate.com, www.esu.org

Debating Societies.

www.thersa.org, www.ted.com

Access to podcasts/animates/TED talks.

www.rsb.org.uk (Biology), www.rsc.org (Chemistry), www.rsliterature.org (Literature), www.royalsociety.org (Science), www.raeng.org.uk (Engineering)

Royal Society resources.

www.booktrust.org.uk, www.booksforkeeps.co.uk, www.schoolreadinglist.co.uk

Supporting children’s reading.


Information on over 2500 work placements, graduate schemes and internships. This includes advice and information for potential interviews, making CVs and practice online tests.

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