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One of the great joys and benefits of a boarding education is the fact that there is the time and the space to offer a rich array of opportunities which enable young people to grow and develop and explore the person they are. They develop passions and interests, they develop their character and they learn to play a positive part in a community – all things that will help them to lead a happy and fulfilled life.

  • Value of a boarding education.

    Over the past couple of years, there have been particular events at Abberley Hall, sometimes rather challenging ones, that have hammered home to me the intrinsic value of a boarding education. Time and again I see for myself the extent...

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  • Chorister at Kings College School, Cambridge

    King’s is more than Christmas

    Today King’s Choristers are recognised all over the world, perhaps largely due to the iconic Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols which is broadcast live from King’s College Chapel on Christmas Eve. But that moment at 3 pm on 24...

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  • Bespoke-education

    What does a bespoke education actually mean?

    Small class sizes are of course a crucial factor. Many parents are justifiably alarmed by the ever-increasing class sizes in state schools. An article in the June 2019 edition of Schools Week revealed that the number of classes of over...

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  • Creative-education

    The importance of a creative education

    The importance of a creative education... Academic education has always been at the core of the curriculum and for this reason activities such as sport, music, drama and art used to be referred to as ‘extra-curricular’. But it is significant...

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  • Boarding-as-a-preparation

    Boarding as a preparation for twenty-first century life

    Innovation is defined as the development of new products, designs, or ideas, but perhaps the greatest innovation of the boarding school lies not in its fabric but rather in that which we have always sought to do – the development...

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  • Board-at-a-prep-School

    What is it really like to board at prep school?

    Boarders are organised Board at prep school have to be organised and acclimatise to routines and structures. They must learn to live alongside each other, look up to older pupils, look out for younger pupils, and understand pupils from another...

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  • Pupils in classroom

    The Pupils Speak

    The pupils speak... Camilla is at Port Regis The pupils speak.... I am so lucky to board at Port Regis. I started boarding when I was seven. My father is in the Army. I have made the best friends and...

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  • Schools with a military history & CCF

    These schools have a strong military history and Combined Cadet Force (CCF). Each school will have different entry points for the CCF and different lengths of time a boarder is a member of the Combined Cadet Force (CCF). You should...

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