Boarding schools are educational institutions at which pupils not only study but also reside. The UK has over 700 boarding schools which are attended by about 100,000 children. Increasing numbers of non-British students attend these schools every year and about one-fifth of all boarding school pupils are now from overseas. British boarding schools, some of which have been educating children for over a thousand years, are regarded as the model for similar institutions all around the world and offer young people a unique opportunity to expand their horizons and experience a British education while being fully immersed in British culture. These schools provide an excellent standard of education and, during the university application process, boarding school students are usually well-regarded by universities. Although boarding schools are usually privately run institutions they are still closely regulated for health and safety by government departments in accordance with guidelines known as National Boarding Standards.
The boarding schools usually provide full board accommodation for students to live at the school during the whole of term-time, which is usually three twelve-week terms per year, and then to return home for the holidays. All pupils at these schools can expect to receive three meals a day. As well as their academic facilities, the schools usually provide kitchens, storage areas and communal rooms and give pupils ample opportunity to become involved in a wide range of sport, music and other extra-curricular activities.
Students’ personal and academic welfare is overseen by specially assigned senior teaching staff, while our company offers you a guardianship service in order that any problems that may arise between your child and the school can be dealt with by us.
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