About UK Boarding

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What is it then that makes boarding such an attractive option for parents and their children, despite what critics and protestors might like us to believe?

  • Choose a school

    Choosing a school

    UK boarding schools are recognised internationally as being among the very best academic institutions anywhere in the world. Alongside the educational benefits a child can enjoy when attending a UK boarding school, a huge emphasis is placed on pastoral care, offering students all the help and support they need with day-to-day life outside the classroom, and ensuring that boarding school...

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  • A guide to open days

    Open days at UK boarding schools have changed considerably during the past few months, with the coronavirus outbreak making holding a traditional physical open day very difficult. Having previously relied on face-to-face engagement to demonstrate to parents and pupils what makes them stand out and the right place to come and study, UK boarding schools have needed to adapt quickly...

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  • What’s it like to be a Boarder?

    A typical day for a boarder may look something like this:

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  • The UK immigration system

    On 10 September 2020, the UK Government announced the UK’s new and improved student route, which falls under the UK’s new points-based immigration system and is now open for applications. These routes replace the existing Tier 4 (General) and Tier 4 (Child) student routes.

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  • Fees and Financially Assisted Places

    Have you considered private education for your child but wondered if you can really afford it? With any private school in the world one would expect to see a significant difference in fees between day and boarding schools (boarding fees are typically two and a half times that of day fees in the UK).

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  • COVID-19 – parents’ guide

    Supporting the health and wellbeing of students is every boarding school’s top priority, and never has that been more important than during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The whole UK boarding school sector has shown great agility, responding quickly to each new challenge the coronavirus outbreak has presented, doing everything it can to ensure pupils remain safe while continuing to receive...

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  • Entrance exams

    With some of the top private schools in the world based in the UK, there is high competition for places at some boarding schools. A lot of emphasis is placed on entrance exams. Yes, these exams can be tricky, but it is worth remembering that they are not the only thing schools will be taking into consideration when assessing applicants.

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