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With minimum waiting lists at private hospitals like Nuffield Health Cheltenham in Gloucestershire, increasing numbers are opting for private healthcare post-pandemic.

Get help fast for men’s health issues at Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital

As part of our Private Health Advice Series, SoGlos spoke with the urology department at Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital,...

Bredon School is an independent day and boarding school for boys and girls aged seven to 18, sat in acres of countryside near Tewkesbury.

‘Our pupils embark on pathways that suit their particular strengths’: Meet the headmaster of Bredon School

With specialist support for children with dyslexia, a vast outdoor education offering and a thriving Combined Cadet Force,...

Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital in Gloucestershire offers women’s health checks, alongside a choice of consultants and a Rapid Access Breast Clinic, with patients able to self-refer.

Get help fast for women’s health issues at Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital

As part of our Private Health Advice series, SoGlos caught up with the gynaecology department at Nuffield Health Cheltenham...

Emma Edwards, head of prep at Wotton House International School in Gloucester, has two of her own children at the school where she teaches.

‘Some days, River the pony comes into school with me’: Meet the head of prep at Wotton House International School

SoGlos discovered more about the role animals play in learning at Wotton House International School in Gloucester, and how...

With its beautiful Cotswold campus and new Sixth Form Centre, it’s no surprise Rendcomb College is a popular choice for students in Gloucestershire.

‘I never even considered going anywhere else for Sixth Form, I have always been so happy at Rendcomb’: Meet the Rendcomb College Sixth Form student

Rendcomb College opened its new Sixth Form Centre in 2020 and continues to be a popular choice with Gloucestershire students...

SoGlos spoke to two Junior School students at The King’s School Gloucester to discover what life is like at the prestigious school.

The King’s School Gloucester: A day in the life of two Junior School students

From playing rugby to taking piano lessons and singing at the cathedral, it’s easy to see why the King’s School Gloucester’s...

Jemima Penny has been developing her skills as a singer, dancer and actress at Stagecoach Performing Arts in Cheltenham for six years.

From stage school to The Voice Kids: Meet the student at Stagecoach Performing Arts Cheltenham

Already treading the boards and wowing the nation with her vocals, local rising star, Jemima Penny, chats to SoGlos about her...

Stagecoach Performing Arts in Cheltenham offers professional classes in singing, dancing and acting for local children aged four to 18.

‘We bring out the magic in each one of them’: Meet the principal of Stagecoach Performing Arts Cheltenham

From cultivating the next generation of superstars to staging shows at Disneyland Paris, the principal of Stagecoach Performing...

With its incredibly talented students, nurturing community and Professional Guidance Centre, there are many things which make Sixth Form study at Cheltenham Ladies’ College unique.

‘There is a great community feel in our Sixth Form and it is truly diverse’: Meet the Head of Sixth Form at Cheltenham Ladies’ College

Cheltenham Ladies’ College is one of Gloucestershire’s most prestigious schools – and SoGlos spoke to the Head of Sixth Form...

Visit Gloucestershire shares its expert advice on attracting families to your hospitality business this Easter.

How Gloucestershire’s hospitality businesses can make the most of the Easter holidays: Visit Gloucestershire expert insight

From supportive staff to offering children’s activities, Visit Gloucestershire shares its top tips for attracting families...

The Help-to-Buy scheme has helped many first-time buyers get onto the property ladder in Gloucestershire – and The Mortgage Brain in Gloucester hopes to help more do the same.

'Act now before Help-to-Buy ends': The Mortgage Brain advises first-time buyers in Gloucestershire

In the first of our new mortgage advice series, Gloucestershire’s leading independent mortgage adviser The Mortgage Brain explains...

With minimum waiting lists at private hospitals like Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital in Gloucestershire, more people are opting for private healthcare post-pandemic.

Get help fast for joint pain and sports injuries at Nuffield Health Cheltenham Hospital

As part of our Private Health Advice series, SoGlos caught up with the orthopaedics department at Nuffield Health Cheltenham...

The Cheltenham Education Partnership is made up of independent schools including Cheltenham Ladies’ College; state secondary schools like Bournside; Gloucestershire College; and the University of Gloucestershire.

‘Our mission is to expand the horizons of young people in Cheltenham’: Meet the Cheltenham Education Partnership

With its aim to help students in Cheltenham reach their full potential, SoGlos spoke to the Cheltenham Education Partnership...

Helena Grant is prep head at Wycliffe College near Stonehouse in Gloucestershire, which offers children a plethora of benefits when they stay at prep school until Year 8.

Why you should consider keeping your kids at prep school until Year 8: Wycliffe College expert insight

SoGlos spoke to Wycliffe College’s head of prep, Helena Grant, to get an insight into the educational perks of staying at prep...

Daniel Sturdy, principal and proprietor of Wotton House International School in Gloucester was previously involved with Cambridge International School, too.

‘The purpose of learning goes beyond self-improvement’: Meet the principal of Wotton House International School

Providing regular opportunities for students to take part in learning outside the classroom, SoGlos spoke to the principal...

STEAM encourages pupils to give equal weight to all subjects and explore a wide range of interests, such as drama and expressive arts, according to MSJ’s head of STEAM, Isla Whitmore.

‘Creative thought is at the heart of making scientific progress’: Meet the head of STEAM at Malvern St James Girls’ School

Valuing the insights that the arts and humanities can bring to scientific innovation, Malvern St James is championing STEAM...

The Lakes Care Centre in Gloucestershire is just one of 66 care homes across the UK, where respite care can be arranged through The Orders of St John Care Trust.

The benefits of respite care in Gloucestershire: The Orders of St John Care Trust expert insight

Offering a safe, comfortable and friendly environment in which to recover after an operation, an accident, or illness, respite...

The new head of pre-prep at Cheltenham College, Rebecca Hughes-Noon, was previously headteacher of a north Cotswold primary.

‘This is a magic time for children, when every experience is fresh and exciting’: Meet the new head of pre-prep at Cheltenham College

Rebecca Hughes-Noon tells SoGlos why the infant and early years are a magic time for children and reveals how choosing a school...

M5 Motorhome Hire in Cheltenham grew its fleet of campervans and motorhomes during the pandemic – and demand for them looks set to continue in 2022.

Why staycations are here to stay: M5 Motorhome Hire expert insight

Having expanded its fleet during the pandemic, M5 Motorhome Hire says staycations are here to stay, thanks in part to some...

The new curriculum at Dean Close Little Trees Nurseries is linked to an educational pioneer, Friedrich Froebel, whose theories resonate with its core values.

Taking the Froebel approach to early education: Dean Close Little Trees expert insight

Dean Close Little Trees Nurseries is writing its own curriculum for children, based on the principles of Friedrich Froebel...

Gloucestershire’s one-stop shop for disability needs, Disabled Care & Mobility offers its assessment by appointment, alongside its drop-in service.

‘I enjoy helping change people’s lives’: Disabled Care & Mobility expert insight

Experts in ‘prescriptive mobility’, Disabled Care & Mobility’s Mike Clipsom finds bespoke solutions to help customers with...

SoGlos chatted to Year 7 student, Sofia, who started at Cheltenham Ladies’ College in September 2021 as a day girl and occasional boarder.

‘Everyone’s very welcoming and you can be yourself’: Meet the Year 7 student at Cheltenham Ladies’ College

Starting a new school can be daunting, but Cheltenham Ladies’ College is welcoming, supportive and makes it easy to make friends,...

Among the many ‘hidden heroes’ who work at care homes in Gloucestershire run by The Orders of St John Care Trust are employees who had some surprisingly diverse routes into their careers.

Meet the… ‘hidden heroes’ who turned to careers in care with OSJCT

Helping to run care homes for The Orders of St John Care Trust in Gloucestershire and around the UK, find out what convinced...

Gloucestershire parents are being encouraged to vaccinate children aged 12 to 15 against Covid-19 – with one mum telling SoGlos about why she’s choosing to have her child jabbed.

‘I think it is our social responsibility to vaccinate’: Meet the Gloucestershire mum vaccinating her child against Covid-19

With Covid-19 vaccinations now available for 12 to 15-year-olds in Gloucestershire, SoGlos spoke to a local mum about her decision...

Karen Green at Little Trees Cheltenham has devoted her career to ensuring children meet their full potential, drawing on an impressive 30 years’ experience in childcare.

How to prepare your child to start nursery: Dean Close Little Trees Nurseries expert insight

From what to pack, to recommended reading and coping with school gate goodbyes, SoGlos spoke to Dean Close Little Trees Nurseries...

Through Gloucestershire County Council, Sharon Gillett has fostered 28 mothers and babies over the past seven years.

‘It means the world to us’: Meet the Gloucestershire woman who has fostered 28 mothers and babies

Children and teenagers aren’t the only ones who need foster care, with one Gloucestershire woman revealing why she finds...

Stagecoach Gloucester delivers skills for the stage – and for life – through its fun dance, singing and drama lessons for children aged four to 18.

Stagecoach Gloucester expert insight: How performing arts can help children to thrive

From building self-confidence to making friends for life, stage school offers so much more than dance, singing and drama lessons...

People are often daunted by the idea of caring for teenagers, despite the fact that they make up almost half of all children who come into foster care.

‘You are not alone’: Meet the Gloucester couple who have been fostering teenagers for more than five years

Almost half of children that come into foster care are teenagers, so one couple from Gloucester reveals what to expect when...

Discover the benefits of feeding your dog a raw food diet with Cotswold RAW.

What are the benefits of feeding your dog raw? Cotswold RAW expert insight

From making their teeth clean and coat glossy to improving their behaviour, raw food might just be the secret to a healthy...

Offering specialist dementia care, Edwardstow Court Care Centre is one of 16 The Orders of St John Care homes in Gloucestershire.

Everything you need to know about dementia care at Edwardstow Court Care Centre

Edwardstow Court Care Centre in Stow-on-the-Wold has given an insight into dementia care and what families and residents can...

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