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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 British boarding school education for life. British boarding education is a popular choice for many UK and overseas families. Anderson Education, UK boarding school specialists, offer FREE impartial advice and guidance to families considering a UK boarding school education. Click here to start.

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Choosing a School
Planning early is a sensible approach, allow plenty of time to research and visit schools.
International Exhibitions
We are proud to offer 3 major UK Boarding School Exhibitions for parents living outside the UK.
 

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  • 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 be motivated and encouraged to have the self-belief that they can succeed, in an environment that offers independence, success, individuality, team work, self-sufficiency, lifetime friendships, confidence and opportunities to experience a wide range of activities.

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Boarding at Equestrian Academy

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.

Boarding School Exhibition
Prospective Boarding School Family
Nigeria Boarding School Exhibition

Now in its 15th 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.

Boarding School Friends
Sport at Boarding School
Friends Study Session

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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 Grosvenor House Hotel, Dubai Marina for the UK Boarding School Exhibition Dubai. Key Dates are

What is the best age to start boarding school?
Added: 14.06.2016
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.
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Using an education consultant
Added: 13.06.2016
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
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Understanding the Application Process
Added: 13.06.2016
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.
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Different types of schools, what you need to know
Added: 13.05.2016
Essentially there are 5 types of boarding school: prep schools, senior schools, independent sixth-form colleges, international study centres and state boarding schools
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Understanding the UK Education System
Added: 03.05.2016
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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UK Boarding School Exhibition, Nigeria October 2015
Added: 19.08.2015
The UK Boarding School Exhibition will be returning to Lagos, Nigeria on 9 and 10 October 2015 with delegates from 18 top UK boarding schools and independent colleges.
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UK Boarding School Exhibition Nigeria 2015
Added: 24.03.2015
Our UK Boarding School Exhibition in Lagos was very successful and we were delighted with the positive response from both the visitors and the UK schools that attended.
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Celebrating the 10th UK Exhibition
Added: 23.03.2015
The UK Boarding School Exhibition draws seriously interested visitors from the UAE and the wider Gulf region.
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The International Boarding School Exhibition Hilton Dubai Jumeirah
Added: 28.10.2014
Heads and representatives of 27 boarding schools from across the world will attend the exhibition, visiting families will learn about the academic excellence, sports, drama, music and art.
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The UK Boarding School Exhibition Nigeria, a great success
Added: 27.10.2014
Our UK Boarding School Exhibition in Lagos was very successful and we were delighted with the positive response from both the visitors and the UK schools that attended.
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Join us at The London Totally Expat Show 2014
Added: 08.05.2014
Anderson Education attended the Totally Expat Show at the Business Design Centre, London on 19 May - a day truly dedicated to all things global mobility, packed full of education.
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Featured Schools
Cranbrook School
Cranbrook School’s aim as a leading boarding school is to support all students to fulfill their potential through its core values of respect, aspiration and achievement.
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
Tettenhall College
Located in the Midlands, just 40 minutes from Birmingham Airport in the village of Tettenhall, our historic school sits in over 33 acres of woodland and grounds.
Hampshire Collegiate School
Set in a stunning 130-acre private park, formerly the home of Florence Nightingale, we provide an educational setting where children can learn and prepare themselves...
Taunton School
Taunton School is a leading co-educational boarding school in South West England for pupils aged 0-18 years. Dating back to 1847 the School combines traditional architecture with modern faci
Gordon’s School
Officially listed as outstanding by Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, Gordon’s is a unique non-selective state boarding school that recognises that a good education is not just about outstandin
Prior’s Field
A distinctive route to high achievement – since 1902, Prior’s Field has been offering something that little bit different for girls aged 11-18.
De Aston School Academy Trust
De Aston is a state boarding school for 65 boys and girls from Year 7 upwards. We offer places to UK/EU passport holders and provide a holistic education for all boarders.
Shaftesbury School
Shaftesbury School is a thriving state boarding school in the heart of the British countryside only two hours from London. Shaftesbury School was established in 1600 as a Grammar School.
King’s Bruton / Hazlegrove
The King’s Bruton Foundation encompasses Hazlegrove Preparatory School and King’s School, Bruton. The two boarding schools are united by a common set of values and principles.
Abberley Hall
Abberley Hall is a boarding and day school for boys and girls aged 2–13 years set in 90 acres of woodland. We prepare pupils for all major public schools, providing the academic, sporting an
Lime House School
Lime House School is one of the top performing schools in the North of England. In 2015, it was placed 2nd in The Telegraph’s small Independent Schools’ league tables,
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