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What is it then that makes boarding such an attractive option for parents and their children, despite what critics and protestors might like us to believe?

  • Boarding Adventure

    The boarding adventure of a lifetime

    The average size of a town in the UK is 20,000 people. So amazingly there are enough young people boarding to fill three towns and still have 15,000 left over. What is it then that makes boarding such an attractive option for parents and their children, despite what critics and protestors might like us to believe? A great way to...

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  • Boarding Fees

    Fees – finding them

      Age group Average fee per term Sixth form £11,821 Senior £11,001 Junior £8,243 In state boarding schools, tuition is paid for by the state. Extras can add considerably to the bill (perhaps up to 10% of fees), depending largely on which activities your child chooses to take part in – for example, music tuition or school trips. Allowance should...

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  • Fees

    Fees – where do they go?

    These are all survival factors, but schools wish to maintain and improve standards. This means attracting bright children, good teachers and providing facilities which answer the needs of the decade. At the same time most, but by no means all, schools try to avoid the temptation to expand, to avoid affecting their character and tradition. Schools that have changed to...

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  • Shared life under a common roof

    Working at a school like Eton was an extraordinary privilege. That extraordinariness showed itself in so many ways, not least the outstanding quality and endless dedication of all the staff. But teachers are nothing without pupils, so it was the extraordinary boys who passed through Eton each year whom I will remember most. Eton students excel and shine not just...

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