News - BESSA


Keep Calm and Carry On!

Date Posted: Monday, April 22nd, 2019

The prolonged agony of Brexit deadlines has been extended yet again until 31st October 2019.  Whilst British MPs continue to debate a withdrawal agreement, the Europeans shake their heads incredulously at Westminster shenanigans.  Fortunately, however, uncertainty over the outcome of Brexit talks is

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Press Release: Malaysian Parents Discover Prestigious British Boarding At BESSA

Date Posted: Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, 26 October 2018 – The British Education and Schools Show in Asia (BESSA) recently launched its inaugural Malaysian show at The Gardens Hotel, Kuala Lumpur after gaining much success in Singapore for three consecutive years. BESSA was officially opened

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BESSA In-Session: Pastoral care in boarding schools

Date Posted: Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

With well-being and mental health a current hot topic amongst teenagers, BESSA speaks to Harry Hammond about pastoral care in boarding schools.  Hammond has been a housemaster for 12 years, teaches chemistry and is currently Senior Master at Radley College.

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Questions to Ask when I go to BESSA

Date Posted: Friday, October 19th, 2018

BESSA is just around the corner!  Here are some questions parents should think about asking when speaking to the school representatives you will meet.

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Where exactly is the school located? Is it in an urban or rural setting?

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BESSA In Session: The Admissions Process

Date Posted: Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

The Director of Admissions at Shrewsbury School, Martin Cropper, answers a series of FAQs about the admissions process at his boarding school, giving us a snapshot of what prospective students can typically expect to encounter when making an application to the UK.

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Study skills – a key element to a complete education

Date Posted: Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

The way your child studies can have a huge impact on their motivation to learn and ultimately on their educational outcomes and academic success.  Not only are these skills a critical ingredient for achieving higher exam grades, they are tools acquired for life-long

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BESSA Ambassador: How my boarding school moulded me

Date Posted: Thursday, October 11th, 2018

BESSA Ambassador, Tunku Abang Faisal Amir (better known as Mac Bakar amongst friends), gives us this frank and open account of how experiences in his teenage years at top British boarding school, Harrow, moulded him into who he is today in Malaysia.

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The EPQ: Equipping students to pursue a passion

Date Posted: Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

The Extended Project Qualification is an independent research project offered to Sixth Form students by many British schools.  Sam Lenton, EPQ Coordinator at St Swithun’s School, tells us why it sits so well alongside the academic A Level curriculum.

‘It has truly been a

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The Importance of Good Guardianship

Date Posted: Monday, October 8th, 2018

When pupils living overseas apply to a boarding school in the UK, they will be asked to nominate a guardian who resides in the UK and is over 25 years old. This is not only good practice but of high importance.  Some families

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