‘top performing secrets’ revealed in The Daily Telegraph

Tuesday March 24, 2020

Concord College has been visited as part of an objective to establish the ‘secrets’ of some of the country’s top performing schools. Anna Maxted from The Daily Telegraph newspaper spent half a day at Concord as part of an independent schools’ guide. As a result, in the article on Saturday Concord is described as a ‘highly academic school’ where ‘kindness’ is a clear ethos and how ‘good mental health underpins everything.’ The article highlights the small classes, from seven to 16, the healthy competition encouraged by Concord’s house system and that children assume responsibility via the ‘peer mentoring scheme.’ For example, by training as a ‘student listener.’ The availability of activities from horse riding to badminton are featured and how last year Concord launched its Elite Sports Programme to nurture talent. Eligible students receive personal training, nutritional advice, access to physiotherapy, psychology and sports mentoring. The feature describes how nationalities are brought together through education and that every culture and identity is celebrated. “Each child is a valued member of the Concordian family – and what a warm, impressive and successful family it is,” the article adds.