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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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  • Badminton

    Choosing a school

    There are many choices to make as a parent and selecting the right environment for your child to learn is one of the most important of all – a child’s education has a major influence on their current and future wellbeing. Thank you for taking the time to read this Guide. It contains a wealth of information that will enable...

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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 2020 (ISC Census, 2020).

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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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