When it comes to being a parent, one of the most agonising choices you face is the school system. What is the best path for your child: a long-term private or independent school, state education or a combination of the two? Add to that the questions of co-ed versus single-sex and day versus boarding school and the entire process is daunting! Whatever the decision, what is certain is that you will have to navigate the school entrance system.
Come along to the Independent Schools Show to find out what your options really are on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th November at Battersea Evolution in Battersea Park, London, SW8 4NW.
Now in their 13th year, this year is our biggest show yet, with over 240 leading schools, from nurseries through to sixth forms, ready to answer your questions and help you understand what might be the best options for your child. Meet key admissions teams, speak with Heads, ask about entry requirements, explore scholarships and bursaries.
This year’s exhibitors include 96 famous names in London education such as Eaton House, Wimbledon High School, Broomwood Hall, Kensington Prep School and Eaton Square, Outside London, the renowned Fettes College, Harrow School, Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Marlborough College, Wycombe Abbey and Wellington College, will be attending as well as independent school groups such as Cognita and the Girls’ Day School Trust. Leading boarding schools from Ireland, Switzerland and the USA are also exhibiting.
Visit www.schoolsshow.co.uk/schools for the complete list.
This year for the first time the Show features three Education Theatres with more than 70 expert speakers covering a wide range of topics, from affordability and understanding the system, to how you can support your child to deal with the ever-changing world. Speakers include Patrick Derham OBE, Headmaster of Westminster; Ralph Lucas, Editor of The Good Schools Guide and Heads from leading schools. These talks provide you with a unique opportunity to meet the big thinkers of British and international education and to get answers to your questions. You can view the talks schedule on www.schoolsshow.co.uk/talks
Visit the Show to turbocharge your thought process and to make some invaluable admissions contacts. This really is the perfect opportunity to help you plan the education that will be best for your child and their future. Spend the day here and refresh yourselves at the delicious café, toast a marshmallow with the Exploration Society or enjoy the activities provided by the Show’s partner, Porsche. And of course, afterwards you can enjoy all that Battersea Park and the surrounding areas have to offer.
Register for your FREE tickets here.