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Put simply, state boarding schools charge only for the boarding fee – so pupils receive a topflight education and a boarding experience which matches what the independent boarding sector has to offer.

  • Cranbrook School

    The benefits of state boarding

    Put simply, parents of children at state boarding schools pay only for the boarding fee – broadly in the £12,000 to £15,000 per year bracket – receiving in return a topflight education and a boarding experience which matches what the independent boarding sector has to offer.  Added value On academic performance, the latest Sunday Times Parent Power (November 2017) lists...

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  • Wymondham-College

    Choosing state boarding

    State boarding schools vary considerably by size and location but they all share a strong commitment to the value of boarding and provide excellent facilities and systems of care. The sector consists of large mixed non-selective schools, free schools, grammar schools and schools that offer mixed or single-sex education. Although most offer secondary places, primary boarding is available too and...

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  • sixth-form

    The benefits of sixth-form boarding

    Sixth-form colleges have a reputation for academic excellence, many of them being rated outstanding by Ofsted. However, they do not have a history of offering boarding accommodation – something we are changing at Richard Huish College in Taunton. While state boarding schools are well-established, boarding at a sixth-form college is a relatively rare concept. Each year, state boarding schools regularly...

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  • boarding schools

    State boarding schools

    State boarding schools provide free education but charge fees for boarding. Some state boarding schools are run by local councils and others are run as academies or free schools. These schools give priority to children who have a particular need to board and will assess children’s suitability for boarding. At state boarding schools and academies, including sixth-form colleges, parents pay...

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  • Educational Organisations

    What can financial and educational organisations learn from each other?

    Successful teams in industry set clear goals, monitor progress and intervene to ensure the project is delivered. In schools we also need to do precisely this – set out our a clear vision for success for all our pupils, use data meaningfully to identify where students are falling behind, and step in to support them individually. In an educational setting...

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  • Life at a state boarding school

    Life at a state boarding school

    State boarding schools come in all shapes and sizes, from non-selective schools in rural settings to grammar schools in towns and small cities. A few are single-sex while others are co-educational.  Several are very ancient – Lancaster Royal Grammar School (LRGS) traces its roots back to the thirteenth century – while others have been established recently to meet demand in...

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