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Brexit Update - Your Questions Answered

Posted: Feb 22, 2019

Your Brexit questions answered | Dickinson British Boarding Schools
Published on : 
15/02/2019

With the Brexit date of 29 March 2019 fast approaching we’re keen to give as much clarity as possible to current and prospective EU, EEA & Swiss students coming to study at independent boarding schools in England, Scotland and Wales.

Dauntsey’s latest Mercers’ Lecture

Posted: Feb 14, 2019

BBC Security Correspondent Frank Gardner OBE at Dauntsey’s | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
05/03/2019

The British boarding schools we recommend employ many different ways to inspire their students, whether academically, in terms of sport or simply to open their minds to all the possibilities ahead of them.

Dauntsey’s holds a series of lectures each year, named in recognition of the links between the school and the Mercers’ Company, which go back to Mercer founder Alderman William Dauntesey, Master of the Worshipful Company of Mercers, who founded the school in south west England in 1542.

Giggleswick School’s new fitness centre

Posted: Jan 23, 2019

Olympic medallist triathlete Jonny Brownlee meets students of Giggleswick School | Dickinson School Consulting
The new gym at Giggleswick School | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
23/01/2019

All the British boarding schools we recommend have some enviable facilities and we often receive news of further developments. One such update came from Giggleswick School recently, when Olympic medallist triathlete Jonny Brownlee opened its new state of the art fitness centre.

Occupying a purpose-built extension to the school’s sports complex, the suite features the latest in weights, strength and conditioning training equipment, as well as top-end treadmills, cycle trainers, rowing machines and other cardio-vascular training aids.

West Buckland School’s boarding award hopes

Posted: Jan 14, 2019

West Buckland School scuba | Dickinson School Consulting
West Buckland School baking | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
14/01/2019

We were delighted to receive a copy of West Buckland School’s first International Newsletter at the end of last term, especially as it reported their nomination for Boarding School of the Year in the TES Independent School Awards 2019.

New Pre-6th Form Course at Durham School

Posted: Dec 18, 2018

Durham School's Pre-6th course | Dickinson School Consulting Ltd.
Published on : 
18/12/2018

A popular entry point for international students is the UK’s Year 11. This is the academic year during which students turn 16 years old, so it is often the first year many feel mature enough to take on the exciting challenge of living away from home and it fits well with educational systems in a number of other countries.

Impact of Brexit

Posted: Nov 15, 2018

Brexit reassurance | Dickinson School Consulting Ltd.
Published on : 
15/11/2018

“I would like to provide my reassurances that there is no limit on the number of international students who can come to study in the UK, and no intention to impose one.”

Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP (UK Home Secretary)

With the impending exit of the UK from the European Union (Brexit) on 29 March 2019, it would be quite reasonable for international families considering British boarding schools to wonder what all this will mean for them. Will their child still be able to come to the UK? How long for? Will a visa be required?

New Cookery Facility at Truro School

Posted: Oct 06, 2018

Truro School students meet Prue Leith | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
05/10/2018

September whizzed past in its usual whirl of back to school activity and one bit of English boarding school news that caught our eye was this: Prue Leith CBE DL visiting Truro School to officially open their new Cookery School.  As well as enabling practical cookery to be taught throughout the school, the new facility gives Sixth Form students the opportunity to complete the prestigious Leiths Introductory Certificate of Food and Wine, a professional cookery course designed to provide students with emp

August update

Posted: Aug 14, 2018

IB Celebrations at Oakham School | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
22/08/2018

August can seem a funny month in education. Some of the British boarding schools we work with are closed altogether, with just a skeleton staff in place to handle enquiries and, in some cases, host events, while others are abuzz with summer schools welcoming children from all over the world. At this point in the month, however, it starts to feel like business as usual, as the schools and, more to the point, their students brace themselves for exam results: A Level results are published on Thursday 16th and (i)GCSE results come out on Thursday 23rd.

Our British boarding schools’ international communities

Posted: Jul 03, 2018

Merchiston Castle School is academically strong | Dickinson School Consulting
Merchiston Castle School has tennis and golf academies | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
03/07/2018

To ensure we are up to date with the boarding schools we recommend, we subscribe to their newsletters. A link from Merchiston Castle School’s latest led us to a great resource for seeing where some of its international students come from and reading their stories. No matter where you are in the world, you’re likely to find the view of a child like yours, which might ease any concerns about whether they’d fit into a boarding school community here in the UK.

Wellbeing in British boarding schools

Posted: Jun 08, 2018

Counselling a student in Felsted's new Wellbeing Centre | Dickinson School Consulting
Published on : 
08/06/2018

Young people’s physical and mental health and wellbeing are in the spotlight a great deal at the best of times, perhaps never more so than at this time of year while they are sitting exams. With boarding schools being in loco parentis, the onus is on them to ensure their students are supported to stay healthy in every way and we have recently heard from several how they do this.

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