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Brexit Update - Your Questions Answered

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With Brexit still "on the table", 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.The result is a series of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)…

The best days of our lives!

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In the thick of exam season, and amidst headlines agonising over what is right and what is wrong in education, it could be hard to lose sight of the fact that our school days could and should be the best of our lives.So what a pleasure it was to receive the latest newsletter…

Stonyhurst’s support for aspiring medics

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The reasons families choose British boarding schools for their children’s educations are many and varied. Here we focus on the excellent support that potential medical students can receive, using Stonyhurst College’s MedSoc 2020 as an example.Throughout this academic year,…

Dauntsey’s latest Mercers’ Lecture

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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…

Giggleswick School’s new fitness centre

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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.…

West Buckland School’s boarding award hopes

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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.The School has been shortlisted because it…

New Pre-6th Form Course at Durham School

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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…

Impact of Brexit

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“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)…

New Cookery Facility at Truro School

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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…

August update

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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…