In a world where decisions are increasingly being made by computerised algorithms and Artificial Intelligence, students need the skills and confidence to integrate, communicate persuasively and take risks. Imitation and subservience to the State is encouraged in some cultures but British culture and its education system is focused on developing socially conscious independent thinkers, who are not afraid to question everything.

 

Global networking is also essential in a highly connected world. As overseas students, from every corner of the world, now account for over a third of all boarding places, British Boarding Schools provide the ultimate platform to cement lifelong friendships with tomorrow’s entrepreneurs, and Captains of Industry, Medicine and Commerce.

Britain has the longest history of boarding schools in the world dating back to the founding of Kings School Canterbury in 597AD. In earlier times children of the nobility were educated at home, whilst bright children from aspiring backgrounds were sent to schools for the public, such as Winchester (1382), Eton (1440), Harrow (1572), Rugby (1567) and Charterhouse (1611), which were mostly run as charitable foundations, hence the term “Public Schools”.

During the 19th century there was a huge growth in boarding schools, as aspiring parents sought to give their children the best all round education. Notable amongst there were Cheltenham (1841), Marlborough (1843), Radley (1847), and Wellington (1859), all of whom shared a common ethos to provide a platform from where students could make a difference in the world. It is therefore no coincidence that so many British leaders emanate from boarding schools.

Such was the demand for the exemplary all-around education afforded by these schools that there are now over 475 boarding schools in the UK. Annual tables are produced purporting to rank all independent schools and whilst they provide general information on exams passed, they are not an accurate reflection of the true hierarchy, as many of the leading schools do not submit their results and exam results alone do not properly reflect the additional extra-curriculum opportunities provided.

Educational agents are quick to recommend schools, often based on their perceived ranking or by those that pay the highest introductory commissions. However, to really understand the boarding school system and instinctively know which schools are great, versus average, there is no substitute for first-hand knowledge.

We have spoken to dozens of foreign students about to start boarding, who proudly say that they’re going to XYZ school on the recommendation of their agents. Many of these schools are distinctly average with no social cache and it is sad to see children with the ability to succeed within the great schools being directed elsewhere.

Having hosted many overseas children during the school holidays who attend International schools in Europe, we are firmly of the opinion that if the main purpose of a foreign school is to learn English, then there is no substitute for a British school. Children who learn English in Europe do not acquire the same fluency or depth of vocabulary.

“Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time.”

Chinese Proverb
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In a world where decisions are increasingly being made by computerised algorithms and Artificial Intelligence, students need the skills and confidence to integrate, communicate persuasively and take risks. Imitation and subservience to the State is encouraged in some cultures but British culture and its education system is focused on developing socially conscious independent thinkers, who are not afraid to question everything.

 

Global networking is also essential in a highly connected world. As overseas students, from every corner of the world, now account for over a third of all boarding places, British Boarding Schools provide the ultimate platform to cement lifelong friendships with tomorrow’s entrepreneurs, and Captains of Industry, Medicine and Commerce.

Britain has the longest history of boarding schools in the world dating back to the founding of Kings School Canterbury in 597AD. In earlier times children of the nobility were educated at home, whilst bright children from aspiring backgrounds were sent to schools for the public, such as Winchester (1382), Eton (1440), Harrow (1572), Rugby (1567) and Charterhouse (1611), which were mostly run as charitable foundations, hence the term “Public Schools”.

During the 19th century there was a huge growth in boarding schools, as aspiring parents sought to give their children the best all round education. Notable amongst there were Cheltenham (1841), Marlborough (1843), Radley (1847), and Wellington (1859), all of whom shared a common ethos to provide a platform from where students could make a difference in the world. It is therefore no coincidence that so many British leaders emanate from boarding schools.

Such was the demand for the exemplary all-around education afforded by these schools that there are now over 475 boarding schools in the UK. Annual tables are produced purporting to rank all independent schools and whilst they provide general information on exams passed, they are not an accurate reflection of the true hierarchy, as many of the leading schools do not submit their results and exam results alone do not properly reflect the additional extra-curriculum opportunities provided.

Educational agents are quick to recommend schools, often based on their perceived ranking or by those that pay the highest introductory commissions. However, to really understand the boarding school system and instinctively know which schools are great, versus average, there is no substitute for first-hand knowledge.

We have spoken to dozens of foreign students about to start boarding, who proudly say that they’re going to XYZ school on the recommendation of their agents. Many of these schools are distinctly average with no social cache and it is sad to see children with the ability to succeed within the great schools being directed elsewhere.

Having hosted many overseas children during the school holidays who attend International schools in Europe, we are firmly of the opinion that if the main purpose of a foreign school is to learn English, then there is no substitute for a British school. Children who learn English in Europe do not acquire the same fluency or depth of vocabulary.

“Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time.”

Chinese Proverb
CONTACT US

In a world where decisions are increasingly being made by computerised algorithms and Artificial Intelligence, students need the skills and confidence to integrate, communicate persuasively and take risks. Imitation and subservience to the State is encouraged in some cultures but British culture and its education system is focused on developing socially conscious independent thinkers, who are not afraid to question everything.

 

Global networking is also essential in a highly connected world. As overseas students, from every corner of the world, now account for over a third of all boarding places, British Boarding Schools provide the ultimate platform to cement lifelong friendships with tomorrow’s entrepreneurs, and Captains of Industry, Medicine and Commerce.

Britain has the longest history of boarding schools in the world dating back to the founding of Kings School Canterbury in 597AD. In earlier times children of the nobility were educated at home, whilst bright children from aspiring backgrounds were sent to schools for the public, such as Winchester (1382), Eton (1440), Harrow (1572), Rugby (1567) and Charterhouse (1611), which were mostly run as charitable foundations, hence the term “Public Schools”.

During the 19th century there was a huge growth in boarding schools, as aspiring parents sought to give their children the best all round education. Notable amongst there were Cheltenham (1841), Marlborough (1843), Radley (1847), and Wellington (1859), all of whom shared a common ethos to provide a platform from where students could make a difference in the world. It is therefore no coincidence that so many British leaders emanate from boarding schools.

Such was the demand for the exemplary all-around education afforded by these schools that there are now over 475 boarding schools in the UK. Annual tables are produced purporting to rank all independent schools and whilst they provide general information on exams passed, they are not an accurate reflection of the true hierarchy, as many of the leading schools do not submit their results and exam results alone do not properly reflect the additional extra-curriculum opportunities provided.

Educational agents are quick to recommend schools, often based on their perceived ranking or by those that pay the highest introductory commissions. However, to really understand the boarding school system and instinctively know which schools are great, versus average, there is no substitute for first-hand knowledge.

We have spoken to dozens of foreign students about to start boarding, who proudly say that they’re going to XYZ school on the recommendation of their agents. Many of these schools are distinctly average with no social cache and it is sad to see children with the ability to succeed within the great schools being directed elsewhere.

Having hosted many overseas children during the school holidays who attend International schools in Europe, we are firmly of the opinion that if the main purpose of a foreign school is to learn English, then there is no substitute for a British school. Children who learn English in Europe do not acquire the same fluency or depth of vocabulary.

“Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time.”

Chinese Proverb
CONTACT US