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The Independent Schools Council promotes the benefits of boarding school education within our Education Ezine, which is packed with expert advice on choosing Schools – one of the most important decisions a parent will ever make...

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The Independent Schools Council promotes the benefits of boarding school education within our Education Ezine which is packed with expert advice on choosing Schools one of the most important decisions a parent will ever make.

Independent Schools Council advice is:




  • With boarding, parents have a wider choice of schools and avoid the trouble and expense of daily travel.

  • Boarding schools will not suit every child, but it is fun and most children enjoy living away from home during term-time.

  • Many children have a mixture of day and boarding experience often in the same school.

  • Dont be put off by stereotypical images of boarding school. See modern boarding schools for yourself: you will soon understand why they are so popular with todays boarders.

  • Weekly or flexible boarding has become a popular option in recent years. Children go home each weekend and this often suits families where both parents have jobs.

  • Boarding can improve on the limited quality time parents are able to provide during a busy working week Most parents choose boarding schools within an hours journey from their homes; if they are likely to be moved abroad or to another part of the country, they might choose boarding schools near relatives or close friends.

  • To help you with choosing a boarding school for your child try putting together a list of the boarding schools which might be suitable.

  • Most boarding schools admit day pupils as well. Your child could start as a day pupil but enjoy the flexibility of being able to convert to boarding later. Many day children, particularly in preparatory schools, take the opportunity to be occasional boarders for a few nights a year

  • For more helpful tips on choosing a school, how to read league tables, head teacher profiles and an A-Z of schools click on the link to see more in our Education Ezine.

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