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6 reasons to make sure you don’t miss our London Fair, Saturday 16th July 2016.

1. Has a sudden job or change in circumstances meant you are looking for a last-minute school place for September 2016? Take advantage of this convenient opportunity to talk about your children directly with schools which are OPEN, when usually they would be closed for a summer break. 2. For those who have more time [...]

June 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to choose a British boarding school for your expat child

ExpatChild and Country Life Future Schools Fair discuss what to keep in mind when choosing a British boarding school… British boarding schools are more popular than ever thanks to Harry Potter. The books have inspired many children to ask to experience boarding school life, which makes this tricky decision easier for parents. Whilst Hogwarts School [...]

June 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Top 10 tips for preparing for boarding school

Well done to all of you who have heard that you are off to boarding school in September. It’s a big move, so how do you prepare?   Get them comfortable If your current school offers the opportunity for flexi-boarding, maybe choose to encourage your child to do that instead of getting a babysitter. This [...]

June 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to cope when results are not what you expected?

It is disappointing and frustrating for parents and children alike when entry results do not produce the desired outcome…whether it be the 11+, 13+ or Common Entrance results you and your child are struggling to come to terms with, here are some useful suggestions about how to stay positive and focussed in terms of how [...]

June 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Should British parents be setting the bar higher?

Should British parents be expecting their children to achieve more? Our 5 top tips for achieving the happy balance… A study by Pearson reviewed the culture differences amongst parents relating to their child’s educational attainment. Whilst in some corners of the world ‘Tiger Mothers’ flourish, but need to be reminded by advertising boards at the side [...]

May 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Are you raising children in an ‘equal opportunities’ household?

Gone are the days when a man went to work and a woman kept house and raised children. 21st century living has shifted this stereotype. Encouraging girls to believe they can have it all & more is a common philosophy these days, as girls are encouraged to be successful business women, stand on their own [...]

May 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Siblings – Our tips for making the right school choices for individuals

As a parent you will know that family life is complex, ever developing and growing. Your children and their needs, emotionally, mentally and socially, are equally as complex. There will be certain reasons why parents choose certain schools. But how should you choose the right school for each one of your children? No matter how [...]

April 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

League Tables – Are parents getting the right information to support choosing the right school?

Here are some helpful things to bear in mind… A league table orders schools in accordance to the percentage attaining top grades. It doesn’t take into account whether or not the school is selective. If there are 5 or 6 applicants per place, it would be very disappointing if students didn’t attain excellent grades and [...]

April 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why do 21st Century parents choose boarding?

1. Boosting Confidence Watch confidence grow through an abundance of time with fellow students doing sport, music, drama, art and a number of other activities. 2. Develop independence Increase their ability to think for themselves, coupled with a lasting network of useful contacts for the future. 3. No time “lost” commuting to school No time [...]

March 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Top 10 Tips for Easter Revision

1. Find your child’s style Get organised…every child learns and retains information differently, this will depend on their personality and learning style. Find what works for your child best and help them learn how to put together the information to help them revise easier. 2. Build the confidence Practice past paper questions, performing well in [...]

March 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments