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‘Visit’ British boarding schools from home

Posted: Jul 06, 2020

Canford School | Dickinson School Consulting
Worksop College | Dickinson School Consulting
Oswestry School | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
06/07/2020

As a summer term like no other draws to a close, so does the run of virtual visits and online open days. That said, many of the British boarding schools we work with have innovated to help families get a feel for them from the comfort of their own homes and whenever suits.

BSA Covid-Safe Charter

Posted: Jun 11, 2020

Covid-Safe | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
11/06/2020

Towards the end of May, the Boarding Schools’ Association (BSA) launched its Covid-Safe Charter. This is a voluntary code, aiming to give confidence to everyone that the school is following all appropriate measures to ensure that boarding is a safe environment for pupils.

Member schools choosing to adopt the Charter must guarantee to meet all its requirements. These include measures to be undertaken:

Online learning resumes at our British boarding schools

Posted: Jun 01, 2020

KESW co-curricular activities | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
04/06/2020

While some UK schools reopened to limited numbers of pupils on Monday 1st June, for most the new term sees them resuming their home-based online learning. This is being delivered in a number of ways over a variety of digital platforms, so we thought we’d feature a few examples.

British schools’ support for frontline workers

Posted: May 21, 2020

Malvern St James' boarding house for NHS workers | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
21/05/2020

Our brilliant British boarding schools may be closed to the vast majority of their students but, behind closed doors and/or from the safety of their homes, some of their staff are working hard to help bolster supplies of essential personal protective equipment (PPE) for key workers and to support them in other ways. To name but a few…

British boarding schools’ virtual open days

Posted: May 12, 2020

Published on : 
12/05/2020

While it is impossible to visit our wonderful British boarding schools in person at the moment, most have virtual or video tours available on their websites, and many are innovating to offer virtual open days.

A conversation with Finn

Posted: Apr 29, 2020

Finn - Warminster School | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
01/05/2020

We are consistently impressed by the children who have the courage to leave their own country, family, school and friends to attend one of the UK boarding schools we have recommended, and we love to celebrate all their achievements. Finn is perhaps one of our greatest successes; having joined Year 12 at Warminster School in September 2018, he was appointed Head Boy for this academic year.

Coronavirus update

Posted: Apr 14, 2020

Making PPE at Dauntsey's School | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
14/04/2020

Once again, we hope you are keeping well, staying safe and staying at home.

During these strange and unsettling times, with the situation ever changing, it can be hard to strike the right balance between taking each day as it comes and looking ahead to when the storm has passed. The British boarding schools we recommend are doing well on that score, adjusting their offering to best serve their students and the communities around them right now, while also ensuring their Admissions departments are staffed and ready to take applications for this September and beyond.

Covid-19 – British boarding schools’ response

Posted: Mar 26, 2020

Wellington School via Skype | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
26/03/2020

All of us here at Dickinson School Consulting hope that you and yours are staying well at this difficult time.

The coronavirus, and trying to avoid it, is affecting life everywhere in a wide variety of ways and we wanted to provide a brief update as to how the British boarding schools we work with are responding to its many challenges.

Winning ways for Aldenham School’s hockey teams

Posted: Mar 16, 2020

Aldenham School Hockey | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
16/03/2020

Hockey is the main sport during this spring term at many British boarding schools, with high levels of competition across the age ranges and in all parts of the country.

For example, Aldenham School has recently been celebrating the success of its girls’ hockey teams at U14 and U15 level, both having been crowned district champions after winning a competitive tournament against other schools from the local area.

Fyling Hall’s Sixth Form

Posted: Feb 19, 2020

Fyling Hall science | Dickinson School Consulting
Fyling Hall mathematicians | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
19/02/20

The Sixth Form is the pinnacle of any school. Bridging that gap between childhood and adulthood, preparing the young people in their care for arguably some of the toughest exams of their lives and for life beyond school, all the British boarding schools we work with challenge their Sixth Form students to achieve their potential and be excellent role models for their younger pupils.

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