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Focus on dance at British boarding schools

Published on : 
11/03/2021

From the rough and tumble of rugby in our last blog, to the delights of dance in this one – there really is something for everyone at British boarding schools. If dance is important to your child, whether as a potential career or something to enjoy alongside their studies, we…

Focus on rugby at British boarding schools

Published on : 
24/02/21

After a quiet weekend in terms of international rugby, this week excitement is building again as we look forward to the next round of the men’s Six Nations Championship. Alumni of British boarding schools feature strongly in the home nations’ teams, so what better time to…

British boarding schools – education for all

Published on : 
03/02/2021

A recent newsletter from Rossall School reminded us it could be worth highlighting the fact that British boarding schools are suitable for everyone. Of course we could be wrong, but there may be an idea that all schools are highly selective, with daunting entrance examinations…

Goodbye 2020!

Published on : 
16/12/20

What a year! As we wind down to our seasonal closure, we wanted to reflect on how our British boarding schools have dealt with everything 2020 has thrown at them, and to pay tribute to their staff and students.The coronavirus pandemic has overshadowed most of this year, at best…

Covid-19: British boarding schools’ response – update

Published on : 
10/11/2020

The ongoing pandemic is making this a difficult time for all of us. From governments to individuals, we are all trying to find a balance between safety and relative normality, especially for our children. Fortunately, the British government recognises the importance of in-school…

Independent Schools of the Year 2020

Published on : 
16/10/2020

The winners of Independent Schools of the Year 2020 were announced recently at a virtual awards event hosted by Independent School Parent magazine.An independent panel of 14 judges selected the winners from more than 300 nominations and we were delighted to see so many of the…

BSA certification

Published on : 
25/09/2020

The Boarding Schools’ Association (BSA) is the largest association of boarding schools in the world, representing more than 600 independent and state boarding schools, over 500 of which are based in the UK. Its mission is to champion boarding and promote boarding excellence.The…

‘Visit’ British boarding schools from home

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.There…

BSA Covid-Safe Charter

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…

Online learning resumes at our British boarding schools

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.…