Boarding schools have changed considerably in the last 25 years and today they have become very comfortable, almost a home-from-home and the worldwide demand for places at UK boarding schools shows no sign of diminishing.

The best boarding schools in the UK are among some of the top-ranking educational establishments in the world. Pupils who board tend to have greater access to the wonderful facilities on offer at each school; they learn to develop independence at a young age, and they often make friendships that will last a lifetime.

With some careful research, you will be able to find the right boarding school to provide your child, no matter their age, with an educational experience that they will remember fondly for the rest of their lives.

Sending a child to boarding school is an expensive undertaking, done to give both you and your child the best start in life. Make sure your child sees the experience as a privilege, not a punishment – but not to the extent that they feel guilt-ridden if they become unhappy. 

The best school for a child is not necessarily the most academic. When choosing a school, it is vitally important to remember that what you are looking for is the best boarding school for your child. Think about your child’s strengths and interests as these must be foremost in your mind before making such a vital decision. Do not just choose a school based on its academic merit.  

Children always learn best in an environment where they are happy, promoting self-confidence, schools with demanding academic programmes are not suitable for everyone. Similarly, boarding will not suit every child and so there are also many excellent day schools to choose from.

Some boarding schools specialise in talents such as music, performing arts or sport. If your child has a special talent that you would like nurtured, you might consider a boarding or day school that has the best opportunities, facilities and experience with that talent.

For more help or FREE advice on how to find the right boarding school for your child, contact Which Boarding School on 01702 588225.