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School Visits

What should I ask when visiting British boarding schools?

Published on
23/04/2024

During the pandemic, when there were so many barriers to travel, virtual tours were a great substitute for a personal visit and they can still provide a valuable initial insight, but visiting a school in person is vital, if possible, to get that all-important “gut feel” and establish whether there is a true fit. Putting together itineraries for our clients to see a shortlist of schools is all part of the service, as is advice ahead of those visits.

How did Neil’s day at Giggleswick School go?

Published on
29/12/2023

When Giggleswick School held an Open day for English boarding school consultants, it was Neil’s turn to represent Dickinson School Consulting. This genuine, 7-days-a-week boarding school is nestled in the village of Giggleswick, situated within the Yorkshire Dales National Park and not far from the Lake District. The school owns 200+ acres of this stunning countryside, with its own crag, perfect for rock-climbing.

What’s new at Scarborough College?

Published on
26/06/2023

I recently took a short trip to the popular seaside town of Scarborough in North Yorkshire to catch up with all the latest developments at Scarborough College. Enjoying a stunning location overlooking the sea, just a short walk from the beach at South Bay and the town centre, the school has a buzzy, positive feel. This emanates from the top, as Headmaster of four years, Guy Emmett, clearly has real energy and drive.

Back to school for Gina

Published on
06/06/2022

At last, Gina has been able to get back out on the road to catch up with at least a couple of the British boarding schools we work with.

She started not too far from HQ with Ashville College. Situated a short stroll from the centre of Harrogate, a lovely spa town in North Yorkshire, Ashville has an extensive campus with impressive facilities.

A BBSW discovery

Published on
16/03/2022

Last week, Gina participated in virtual BBSW. The British Boarding Schools Workshop is a conference held each spring and autumn, where educational consultants, like Gina, meet representatives of the schools they recommend. The pandemic moved the event online to keep these important lines of communication open; it’s a great chance to catch up on developments at schools we’ve worked with for years and to discover new options.

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