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A snapshot of IB results

Published on : 
12/07/2019

While the summer holidays can be an anxious time for those awaiting their A Level results in August, International Baccalaureate Diploma students already know their fate, having received their results on Saturday 6th July. A good number of the British boarding schools we…

Gina’s school trips

Published on : 
26/06/2019

Each year Gina visits several of the schools we recommend; some are completely new to her, others she has known for years but hasn’t seen for a while. This spring and summer she stayed reasonably local, visiting three Yorkshire boarding schools, before returning to her old…

Charterhouse Science, Maths and Coeducation news

Published on : 
03/06/2019

Founded in 1611, Charterhouse moved from London to its current site in Godalming, Surrey in 1872. As with many British boarding schools, from this historical starting point the school keeps looking to the future and we have two important developments to report.On 22nd May, a new…

Brexit Update - Your Questions Answered

Published on : 
05/06/2019

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!

Published on : 
15/05/2019

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

Published on : 
01/05/2019

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

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…

Giggleswick School’s new fitness centre

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.…

West Buckland School’s boarding award hopes

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.The School has been shortlisted because it…

New Pre-6th Form Course at Durham School

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…