The benefits of state boarding

Cranbrook School

Dr John Weeds, Head of Cranbrook School As Head of a leading state boarding school I am often asked what the concept of state boarding means in practice. If your child is coming up to secondary age and you are looking for affordable boarding and a cracking education, you need look no further than this small […]


Choosing state boarding


Jonathan Taylor, Chief Executive Officer of the Sapentia Education Trust (SET) and Executive Principal of Wymondham College State boarding schools are often described as ‘education’s best kept secret’. Certainly I meet many prospective parents who have found the sector almost by chance and who once introduced are impressed by the range of facilities, types of […]


The benefits of sixth-form boarding


John Abbott, Principal of Richard Huish College Sixth-form colleges provide high-quality academic education for 16- to 18-year-old pupils enabling them to progress to university, the workplace or higher-level vocational education. There are 280 colleges in the UK, 68 of which are designated as sixth-form colleges, offering an extensive range of academic, technical and professional courses […]


State boarding schools

boarding schools

State boarding schools If you are considering boarding, a state boarding school may be an option. As always, it is important to do your research and above all, see the school in action before you make any choice. State boarding schools provide free education but charge fees for boarding. Some state boarding schools are run by […]


What can financial and educational organisations learn from each other?

Educational Organisations

What can financial and educational organisations learn from each other? Nick Wergan, Headteacher of Steyning Grammar School and Chair of the State Boarding Forum (SBF) At first glance there seems to be little similarity between the worlds of finance and school leadership. They might both be about investment – the first more literal and the […]


Life at a state boarding school

Life at a state boarding school

Life at a state boarding school Dr Chris Pyle, Head of Lancaster Royal Grammar School England’s state boarding schools have a very special place in our education system. They often have an ‘independent’ ethos and education is free. Boarding fees are typically around a third of the cost of independent boarding schools. State boarding schools […]


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