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UK Boarding Schools Advice

A modern UK boarding school education turns out well-rounded young people, with good qualifications, a breadth of interests, confidence and independence – a true English boarding school education for life. British boarding education is a popular choice for many UK and overseas families.

We offer:

  • FREE impartial advice on choosing the best boarding school for your child
  • Guidance on ‘what to look for’ when selecting a UK boarding school
  • A personally recommended list of boarding schools appropriate to each child

In a UK Boarding School your child will experience the sheer self-belief and motivation that comes from the belief that they can succeed, in an environment that offers independence, success, individuality, team work, self sufficiency, lifetime friendships and confidence and opportunities to experience a wide range of activities.

Anderson Education, UK boarding school specialists, offer FREE impartial advice and guidance to families considering a UK boarding school education.  We have been working with local and expat families worldwide for the past 25 years; to find the best school for their child to ensure that they develop and grow and achieve their potential academically in a safe secure environment.  We have visited over 350 UK boarding schools and are able to recommend schools for you to consider and help you through the process.

The UK Boarding School Exhibition Dubai

If like many families living in the Middle East you are considering a UK boarding school for stability of education or a stepping stone to university, there is no better place to start than the UK Boarding School Exhibition Dubai.  Now in its 12th consecutive year, this well-established and highly regarded event is a good starting point in your search for the best school for your child.  It will give you the opportunity to talk to heads and representatives of up to 30 UK boarding schools, find out what the schools have to offer, the many opportunities available and what boarding life is really like.  The Anderson Education team of Education Consultants will be able to offer you advice and guidance and recommend schools for you to talk to; they understand that choosing a boarding school for your child is a daunting, emotional and financial decision, made even more difficult when you are living 6,000 miles away.  We all want to provide the best education for our children to ensure that they reach their potential academically, provide the foundation for future success and above all are happy!  We look forward to meeting you at the UK Boarding School Exhibition Dubai. Key Dates are...

  • Friday 28 October 2016 / Saturday 29 October 2016
  • Friday 10 February 2017 / Saturday 11 February 2017
Latest Articles
What is the best age to start boarding school?
Added: 2016-06-14 by   |  Tags:  getting started
UK Boarding schools take boarders from the age of 7yrs to 18yrs, the best age to start will depend on personal circumstances. Planning early is a sensible approach, allow eighteen months.

Using an education consultant
Added: 2016-06-13 by   |  Tags:  getting started
As education specialists we are the best people to offer you free help and advice, we help and guide many families, living in the UK and overseas, to find the best boarding schools

Understanding the Application Process
Added: 2016-06-13 by   |  Tags:  getting started
International students and students not sitting the Common Entrance will need to register by the deadline of October/November of Year 8 with entrance tests in November or January of Year 8.

Different types of schools, what you need to know
Added: 2016-05-13 by   |  Tags:  getting started
Essentially there are 5 types of boarding school: prep schools, senior schools, independent sixth-form colleges, international study centres and state boarding schools

Understanding the UK Education System
Added: 2016-05-03 by   |  Tags:  getting started
Uk prep schools offer education for student of four years up to the age of eleven years. Students progress to senior school at the age of eleven and able to study a wider range of subjects

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Featured Schools
Kingham Hill School
The School is situated on a beautiful rural 96-acre site in one of the UK’s wealthiest and safest areas. Oxford is just 24 miles away, Stratford-upon-Avon, 25 miles and London, one hour and
St George’s Ascot
St George’s, only 20 minutes from London and eight miles from Heathrow, is one of the leading girls’ boarding and day schools in the UK. Deliberately small, every girl at St George’s is know
Moreton Hall
Moreton Hall is one of the UK’s top achieving independent boarding schools for girls aged 3-18 and boys aged 3-11, ranked in the top 2% of schools nationally for ‘Value Added’ by Durham Univ
The Priory Academy LSST
The Priory Academy LSST, rated outstanding by Ofsted and consistently one of the top performing non-selective State schools in the country, offers boarding exclusively for Sixth Formers.
Rishworth School
Rishworth School is located in a beautiful Pennine valley within easy reach of the M1 and M62 and is just over 30 minutes from Manchester International Airport.
d’Overbroeck’s, Oxford
An 11 to 18 school in Oxford with a large direct entry into Sixth Form from other schools. Over 260 students in the Sixth Form; day and boarding. The Sixth Form is on its own site and provid
Hazlegrove
Set in a stunning parkland location, with easy access to the A303, Hazlegrove benefits from outstanding facilities and inspirational teaching. Boarding continues to thrive, largely as a resu
St Margaret’s School
Founded in 1749, we are the oldest independent girl’s school in the UK. As well as day placesfor all ages, we offer a range offlexible boarding options for both UK and international pupils
Princess Helena College
Choosing a school for your child is one of the biggest decisions you will make, as you seek the best place to develop their talents and personality. At Princess Helena College,
Monkton Combe School
Monkton is an independent co-educational boarding school situated in beautiful countryside just a mile from the World Heritage City of Bath. We provide an education for 750 pupils aged 2-18,
Badminton School
Badminton is a thriving independent day and boarding school for girls aged 3-18, which has remained at the forefront of girls’ education for well over 150 years. The size of the campus and c
Christ College, Brecon
Christ College is one of the oldest and most successful schools in Wales. Founded in 1541 by Henry VIII, it occupies an enviable site on the outskirtsof Brecon,
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