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Boarding in a prep school brings a wonderfully diverse range of advantages, most importantly the amount of fun the children have. You only have to see the smiles on their faces, to realise just how much boarding can enrich a child’s life.

  • The advantages of starting boarding in a preparatory school

    Long gone are the days when parents would drop their children at the school gate and wave goodbye until half term. Many schools offer a variety of boarding options – weekly, flexi or full – giving something for everyone. At Ludgrove, we offer full boarding enabling parents to relax with the confidence that their children are safe and secure, getting...

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  • All-Hallows-Preparatory-School

    The popularity of prep school boarding

    With the jam-packed extra-curricular programmes that are part and parcel of any school offering boarding at this younger age, children can be children and throw their energy into activities, hobbies and interests in the company of their friends, perhaps discovering new passions along the way. At times, our boarding schools may be likened to holiday camps but, with a routine...

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  • Port Regis

    The importance of kindness

    Kindness is seen by some as an old-fashioned value but research studies have shown that it has significant physical and emotional benefits and that children need kindness to flourish as healthy, happy and well-rounded individuals. This is particularly the case in a boarding school environment where children live in close proximity and have to get along. At Port Regis we...

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  • Aysgarth-School

    Why choose a boarding prep school?

    Independence Independence might be the greatest gift we as parents can give to our children. Boarders are required to take responsibility for their actions and choices and, because parents are not there to shield them from the causes and effects of their actions, they will experience both success and failure in a safe and controlled environment.  Boarders are given the...

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  • Bestow Hall school

    How boarding schools support children’s mental and emotional development

    The point is that these three abstract nouns are the keys to our capacity to form and maintain relationships in life which, in turn, leads to that Holy Grail – happiness. This is not to say life, particularly the life of a child, should be unalloyed happiness, but it is a notion that merits unpicking within the discussion about boarding...

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  • Dean-Close-Prep

    Responsibility versus maturity – when to introduce more freedom to prep school boarders

    There are many values to be gained and lessons learnt from being educated away from home – teamwork through living with others, taking care of one’s own physical and emotional needs with support from staff, taking responsibility for self-organisation both of academic and co-curricular activities. These are all qualities a child can develop at a nurturing boarding school.  Offering an...

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    How do we develop a social conscience in our children?

    An independent education needs to go much further. Nothing is more important than inspiring children to be genuinely outward-looking, with a passion to serve and support those less fortunate than themselves. This vision needs to sit at the heart of any school’s mission statement and it has to be implemented in meaningful and creative ways. At Walhampton, we believe our job...

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  • Windlesham School

    Prep school boarding in 2020 and beyond – protecting innocence while exploring reality

    Let’s be honest with ourselves, both as educators and parents. The pressures of contemporary living mean that for a variety of reasons many children spend too much time by themselves, often connected to devices through which they might be entering a virtual- gaming reality or constructing an idealised profile of themselves on social media. Opportunities for true holistic development (shared...

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