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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 school for their child. We have visited over 350 UK boarding schools, when we visit we are looking for what is special and unique about each school, we are then able to match this with your child’s strengths, skills and talents. We receive enquiries from families living and working in many parts of the world, the first thing we do is arrange to meet the family or talk to them on the phone.

What should I bring to boarding school?
Added: 22.11.2018
Schools will issue a list of the items students will be required to have; numerous electronic devices and games systems will not be part of that list.
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What is a day boarding school?
Added: 22.11.2018
A day boarder is student who remains in the school for extended hours, having meals, taking part in activities and doing their prep in the boarding house, but they do not stay overnight.
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Do I need a guardian when applying to a UK boarding school?
Added: 21.11.2018
It is a requirement that school students have a Guardian if the parents do not live in the UK, the Guardian will act as the parents' representative whilst the student is studying in the UK.
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Are UK school league tables still important?
Added: 21.11.2018
League tables were traditionally based on GCSE and A Level results; with the introduction of a wider range of qualifications including IGCSE, the IB Diploma, Pre-U and BTECs.
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How do I apply to a boarding school?
Added: 21.11.2018
Boarding schools have a whole-school approach with strong communication between academic staff and those providing pastoral care this ensures that any problems can be dealt with quickly.
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Co-educational or Single Sex Boarding School?
Added: 21.11.2018
There are boarding schools for girls only and for boys only as well as co-educational schools. Some schools offer the ‘Diamond’ system where students are taught in a co-ed environment.
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What is the youngest age for boarding school?
Added: 21.11.2018
rom our experience, younger boarders from the age of 7 or 8 settle quickly in to the prep school boarding environment, he schools are smaller and very family-orientated.
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What age do children go to boarding school?
Added: 21.11.2018
The age at which a child enters boarding school may depend on your family circumstances. For an expatriate family frequent moves may be commonplace and it it is important to ensure stability
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How much does it cost to go to boarding school?
Added: 21.11.2018
Fees vary from school to school, the average boarding fees per term for pupils at senior boarding schools is £9,895. Prep boarding school fees a little less on average of £7,287 per term.
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