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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?

  • 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.

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    Choosing a school

    If you have picked up this Guide, and you are a parent, then the chances are you are already well aware of the benefits of a boarding education. You are thinking carefully about what school might be best for your youngster. You want to explore the options fully.  This Guide will help you to navigate your way through the process...

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    I love boarding – more than just a slick slogan

    In 2016 the Boarding Schools’ Association (BSA) ran a marketing campaign to promote boarding to families using the slogan #Iloveboarding. As someone who does not understand hashtags, I cannot explain whether adding one to a phrase makes a difference. What I can say is that the words ‘I love boarding’ struck a chord then, and continue to do so today...

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  • Boarding Fees

    Fees – finding them

    All boarding schools charge fees, but these vary depending on the type of school and boarding requirements. Here are some typical costs (per term) for 2019 (ISC Census, 2019).

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    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 the...

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