Why the UK?
Reputation and tradition
British boarding schools enjoy a global reputation for their excellence. Steeped in history and tradition, they are equally well known for their state-of-the-art facilities and modern teaching methods, which are second to none.
Focusing on the individual
The breadth of academic and extra-curricular opportunities on offer at independent schools in the UK means that each and every student can be confident that he or she will find personal fulfilment. Pupils have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to develop and mature, by discovering and focusing on what is important to them. Individual attention in small classes from dedicated teachers means that personal strengths are encouraged and weaknesses addressed in a supportive manner, so that each child is able to achieve his or her personal best at his or her own pace.
Educational continuity and stability
For the children of families living overseas or frequently relocating, UK boarding schools can offer valuable educational continuity and stability, particularly in those latter school years, when a stable environment can be crucial to success in school-leaving examinations.
Connecting young people
Life at a boarding school encourages much more than personal achievement and independence – it also promotes teamwork, mutual respect and tolerance. British independent schools are renowned for their strong alumni networks, allowing past pupils to stay in touch and network way beyond their school years.
English fluency and international qualifications
Many international students become fluent in English within a matter of months of starting at their British school. With schools in the UK also offering internationally accepted and respected school-leaving qualifications, more and more foreign parents are looking towards Britain for long-term educational solutions.