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The Perfect Match

Date Posted: Monday, September 25th, 2017

Stephanie Cheah, Founder of the education consultancy Waypoints, offers some tips on how to find The Perfect Match in your choice of boarding school 

There is a vast diversity of boarding schools in the UK which all have different things to offer.

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Broader Experiences, Broader Minds

Date Posted: Monday, September 18th, 2017

Did you know that Gordonstoun:

Is the only school that has Sail Training as part of its curriculum? Has its own Fire Service because service to the local community is another core part of Gordonstoun’s working week? Is the birth place of

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Technology and Tradition at Tonbridge

Date Posted: Monday, September 11th, 2017

To combine innovation and 21st century initiatives with a respect for traditional and history is one of the challenges facing the great independent schools of the UK.  At Tonbridge, they manage to achieve that balance in a unique and exciting way.  Founded in 1553 under Letters Patent

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Uptown (not downtown) Abbey

Date Posted: Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Jonathan Whitehouse, Director in Asia for Abbey DLD Colleges based in Hong Kong, explains why the UK is a good option for Singaporean based families.

It can be a hard decision for parents and students to choose which country gives

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Date Posted: Saturday, January 28th, 2017

BESSA 祝您鸡年大吉,心想事成!

BESSA wishes you good health and happiness in the Year of the Rooster!

A Leader in Women’s Education

Date Posted: Thursday, October 27th, 2016


Wycombe Abbey School was founded in 1896 by Dame Frances Dove, a keen feminist and pioneer of girls’ education. She believed that girls should be taught corporate virtues, a sense of discipline and esprit de corps. Wide interests were to be encouraged and

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In Loco Parentis

Date Posted: Wednesday, October 19th, 2016


All boarding schools require a UK based guardian for overseas students. Who will accept full responsibility of guardianship for your child during their studies in England?

Hmmm. There’s Uncle Bob but he’s too far away (and a bit wacky), granny is rather frail

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Honour The Work And The Work Will Honour You

Date Posted: Saturday, October 15th, 2016


These are the words of Edward Thring, Headmaster of Uppingham School between 1853 and 1887. The celebrated British educator started his headship at the age of 32 and brought with him a raft of original ideas, many that are still important today.


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Date Posted: Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Oxbridge or bust? Not so – students should broaden their horizons when choosing a university, says Wendy Heydorn, Director of Higher Education at Sevenoaks School

Many students at Sevenoaks School in Kent apply to Oxbridge – and

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