For generations, British boarding schools have set the gold standard for education. Sons of the international elite and British expatriates have been sent to be moulded into ‘English Gentlemen’. Whilst much has changed in recent years, including the introduction of co-education, weekly and flexi boarding, and a much more sensitive pastoral approach, top British schools still aim to produce boys and girls with character, confidence and the x-factor that cannot simply be defined by good grades.
Just as schools are keen to develop character in children, their admissions teams are also keen to identify it in potential applicants. At Wright & Wright we will always look at the holistic picture of your child, including strengths in sport, music, art and drama. We will find a school that gives them the chance to shine and bring out the best possible version of themselves.
With around 2,500 British independent schools to choose from, families often find making the right choice a daunting task especially when not possessing local knowledge. We will check exactly how many children are actually in the school every weekend as truly ‘full’ boarding schools are now very rare. Many parents look to league tables or the big brands when choosing a school but there are many more factors to consider when making this important decision. An all-rounded education is vital, not just for the British ‘Character’ but also for university applications, particularly for the US, which is the desired post-school destination for many of our students. If this is the case, we also look into the school’s preparation for such a route, as well as Oxbridge and Russell Group universities.
Whilst the choice may seem daunting, with the right, impartial, experts to guide you, be assured that you will be setting you child on a path that will lead to endless possibilities and connections. You will not just be giving them the best academic opportunities, but the confidence and character to succeed for the rest of their lives. Whether you are relocating or remaining abroad whilst your child boards, if you make an informed decision, you will be giving your child the chance to shine and become the best possible version of themselves.u
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