Parents who want to keep their children learning are choosing independent schools, recognising that the sector will always deliver a first-class education.

The Independent Schools Show helps thousands of families to plan the next steps for their children.

Our year-round programme of Parents Forum events brings together the leading independent schools, the brightest thinkers and the most respected heads to help you make the right decisions for your child. See below for what's on next.

Our inaugural Independent Schools Show Summer Fair will take place at The Hurlingham Club in Fulham, London this coming June. Our first live event since lockdown, numbers for this event are strictly limited. Making full use of the Hurlingham's beautiful grounds and facilities, the show is split into four time slots so visitors can pick when they plan to attend and we can make sure there is no overcrowding.

In the autumn we return to Monaco, Dubai and for the first time will be visiting Abu Dhabi.

The climax of our year is the show in Battersea

Independent Schools Show


13-14 NOVEMBER 2021


Meet schools featured in the Parents Forum at our Summer Fair.


There will be nine online Parent Forums building up to the Summer Fair, and three Parent Forums live from the Fair. This Town v Country progamme has been designed to help parents in London who are looking for the right day schools (prep & senior), but also thinking about boarding and relocation out of the capital. 

Online Forum events are free to attend, but we do ask parents to register in advance. Click on each event's title to find out more.

May 18
10:30 AM
11:30 AM

Preparing your child to thrive at Boarding School

London Parents Forum

Boarding schools offer a unique opportunity for children to deep-dive into learning and community, but, going to boarding school is a big step for children and families alike. This Parent Forum looks at how to prepare your child for boarding, helping with the transition from living at home to living at school. 

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  • Junior King’s, Canterbury
  • Camp Bonas
  • St Edmunds College and Prep
  • Dragon School
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May 25
10:30 AM
11:30 AM

Talking school fees

Finance Parents Forum

This week we look at affordability - discussing bursaries, second child discounts and school fees planning with two of the UK's leading school fee experts.

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  • Good Schools Guide
  • Brewin Dolphin Ltd
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Jun 8
10:30 AM
11:30 AM

Rethinking the future of Independent Education

London Parents Forum

Leading figures from the sector discuss the prospects for British independent schools in the 21st century. How will schools meet the challenges of affordability, diversity, the state/independent divide, the likely impacts of mitigating climate change? What will be the most exciting developments? How will British education rethink itself?

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  • Independent Schools Council
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