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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?

  • The-joys-of-boarding

    The joys of boarding

    Today's boarding schools are modern, progressive, safe, caring, stimulating and friendly places – for pupils and their parents. And the extras are endless! I have worked in boarding schools for almost my whole career and I consider the education we provide is very enriching and hugely rewarding for pupils, parents and staff. Filled with adventure, purpose and fun Pupils in...

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  • I-love-Boarding

    I love boarding – more than just a slick slogan

    I grew up in the 1970s during an era of memorable straplines designed to promote products in the UK. With Esso it was ‘Put a tiger in your tank’. Then there was ‘Trebor mints are a minty bit stronger’, ‘A Mars a day helps you work, rest and play’ and ‘Have a break, have a Kit Kat’. No doubt many...

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  • Boarding Fees

    Fees – finding them

    Age group Average fee per term Sixth form £12,239 Senior £11,304 Junior £8,406 In state boarding schools, tuition is paid for by the state. Extras can add considerably to the bill (perhaps up to 10 per cent of fees), depending largely on which activities your child chooses to take part in – for example, music tuition or school trips. Allowance...

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  • Fees

    Fees – where do they go?

    Parents contemplating school bills have often found them difficult to fathom. Increases in school fees have several causes. First, there are the inevitable salaries and employee benefits for academic and administrative staff. Second, and most recently, national insurance increases and employer teachers’ pension increases have added significantly to costs. Schools must also maintain buildings and facilities and absorb increases in...

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