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Co-founded in 1919/22 by Grace Cone and Olive Ripman respectively, the Cone and Ripman schools were pioneers in providing talented children with an academic education alongside training in dance, drama, music and art. Both schools prepared their students for professional and successful careers in the world of theatre and in 1939 joined forces to become the Cone Ripman School.


Christ’s Hospital is in many ways unique, offering an independent education of the highest calibre to children with academic potential, from all walks of life in a caring, boarding and day environment.


City & Guilds of London Art School is an independent institution with degree validated status and centrally located in London.  We prioritise skill-based teaching and value tradition as both historic and ongoing.  Our staff to student ratio is unusually generous and creates a unique sense of community from which both staff and students alike are beneficiaries.


The Guildhall School of Music & Drama is one of the world's leading conservatoires and drama schools, offering musicians, actors, stage managers and theatre technicians an inspiring environment in which to develop as artists and professionals. 


We are an Academy. We have much in common with museums and other galleries, but we have a broader role – to promote not just the appreciation and understanding of art, but also its practice.

We are artist-led. Our artists represent many different perspectives, but we all share a deep commitment to art and a strong belief in the contribution that artists make to the world. 

We are an independent charity. Unlike most of our peers we do not receive revenue funding from government and so we are reliant upon the support of visitors, donors, sponsors, and the loyal Friends of the Royal Academy to continue our work.


Founded in 1882 by the then Prince of Wales (later Edward VII), the RCM has trained some of the most important figures in British and international music life, including composers such as Holst, Vaughan Williams and Britten; conductors such as Leopold Stokowski, Sir Colin Davis and Sir Roger Norrington; singers such as Dame Joan Sutherland, Sir Thomas Allen and Alfie Boe; instrumentalists such as James Galway, John Lill and Natalie Clein.


The RSN is the international centre for teaching, practicing and promoting hand embroidery across a wide range of techniques.

Sir Percy Rugg Award

Our 120 year history of caring for the clergy and their families is the foundation for a great future for St Luke’s; a future with us listening to our beneficiaries and developing a broader range of services to support their wellbeing.

If you’re a fan of aviation, action and adventure, love sports and getting to know people then you’re in the right place. Every year nearly 60,000 air cadets and volunteer staff take part in exciting events all over the country. And with over 1,000 squadrons across the UK, you could be one of them...

The Army and the Combined Cadet Forces

There are CCF units in over 300 schools all over the UK offering young people aged 12-18 a broad range of challenging, exciting, adventurous and educational activities. Our aim is to enable the development of personal responsibility, leadership and self-discipline. Each CCF is an educational partnership between the school and the Ministry of Defence.

The Army Cadet Force is one of four cadet organisations sponsored and supported by the Ministry of Defence, the others being the Combined Cadet Force, the Sea Cadet Corps, and the Air Training Corps.

The Inner Temple is one of the four Inns of Court and along with information on how to become a barrister; how to join the Inn; scholarships; student barrister (BPTC) qualifying sessions; CPD for practising barristers and social events, you will also be able to find out about the Inner Temple’s history, from its buildings to some of its more famous members; filming and even hosting your own function at Inner Temple.


The Inns of Court are unincorporated associations which have existed since the 14th Century and play a central role in the recruitment of student members, training of aspiring barristers and continuing professional development of established barristers. The Inns of Court hold the exclusive rights to call candidates to practise law at the Bar of England and Wales. They consist of the Honourable Societies of the Inner Temple, Middle Temple, Lincoln's Inn and Gray's Inn.


The Inn has over 8,000 qualified members, including Judges, Barristers (both practising and non-practising) and Pupils. Each year approximately 450 students apply to join the Inn with the intention of training for the Bar.

A modern institution with a long and distinguished history, Middle Temple is a place of many parts.

First and foremost, Middle Temple is one of the four Inns of Court which have the exclusive right to Call students to the Bar. The education and training of advocates lie at the heart of the Inn, but we are also a professional society for our membership worldwide; and we maintain a heritage estate in central London housing chambers from which barristers practise.

Several important activities support Middle Temple’s core functions.  In addition to teaching, training and the management of the Inn’s property portfolio, these include the provision of around £1 million per year in support of our students and other junior members; the running of a modern Law library and an historic archive; the oversight (with Inner Temple) of the historic Temple Church; and the management of a commercial events business.  All of these activities represent the 21st century Middle Temple, but training and education will always be at its core.

Every year we help 400,000 young people in the UK enjoy new adventures; to experience the outdoors; interact with others, gain confidence and have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

The Army Reserve is the largest of the Reserve Forces, the others being the Royal Naval Reserve (RNR), the Royal Marines Reserve (RMR) and the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (RAFVR). The Army Reserve provides support to the Regular Army at home and overseas, and throughout its history almost every major operation has seen reservists operate alongside their Regular counterparts.

The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance provides a space where musicians, dancers, composers, singers, conductors and choreographers explore together. At the Academy, musicologists and choreologists research alongside live performance.

VSO is an international development charity. Our volunteers work with local organisations that serve poor people. They help give children a future through education. They improve the standards of care in hospitals. They train poor people in the skills they need to earn a living. Our volunteers do whatever needs to be done to break down the barriers that trap people in poverty.

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