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  • The UK has the world’s most famous boarding schools, many of which are exhibiting at the Independent Schools Show. The Show is an excellent opportunity to meet the world's leading schools, discuss entrance requirements, fees and bursaries, think about taster days, and consider whether a first class education would be right for your child.

  • Building a curriculum for the 21st Century.


    14:00 Saturday

    • Alison Melrose, Headmistress, Prince’s Gardens Preparatory School
    • Jo Storey, Principal, Quinton House School


    Workshop

  • Should parents in London who value rural childhoods be considering boarding, flexi-boarding, relocating or putting their child on a bus?

    15:00 Saturday

    • Rory Johnston, Headmaster, Hanford
    • Colin Baty, Head, Bedales Prep, Dunhurst
    • Emily Turner, Editor, angels & urchins

    14:00 Sunday

    • Phillip Evitt, Headmaster, Highfield
    • Tom Bunbury, Headmaster, Papplewick
    • Emma Taylor, Warden, Dean Close
    • Emily Turner, Editor, angels & urchins


    Junior Theatre

  • What do independent schools teach? This is not a straightforward question. Independent schools are precisely that, independent and self-managing. Schools determine their own programmes of study and which qualifications and examination boards to use. Just as each school has a different school day and a particular balance between sports and arts, so each school offers a different range of subjects and a different range of qualifications.

  • An overview of  the current state of the sector in the UK, covering the latest political challenges and developments.


    10:30 Saturday

    • Patrick Derham OBE, Head Master, Westminster School
    • Andrew Jack, Global Education Editor, The Financial Times


    Senior Theatre

  • Your child is unique, as is each school. Establishing the right match for your child is one of the most challenging decisions a parent can make. Simply making the decision of private or state is a conundrum in itself, so selecting what type of independent school can cause many a sleepless night. Below are 5 tips to help you gather the information you need to make a decision:

  • Whether a grandparent, new parent, high earner or international parent, our experts will aim to help you consider all of your options. 


    13:15 Saturday

    • John Solosy, Chartered Financial Planner, Solosy Wealth Management
    • Paul Jones, Financial Planner, HawkinsThomas Wealth Management


    Junior Theatre

  • What are the signs to look for, how do you get a diagnosis and what can you do to help your child thrive at school?


    15:45 Saturday

    • Jonathan Hetherington, Headmaster, More House School
    • Charlotte Phillips, Education Consultant, The Good Schools Guide
    • Jo Petty, Director, Dyslexia Teaching Centre


    Junior Theatre

  • Why do some independent schools absent themselves from league tables and what is "value added"? Many parents will be using tables to evaluate the schools present at the Independent Schools Show.  With this in mind, we have provided this guide to league tables and explain why respected voices warn against taking them too literally.

  • Many parents are considering taking their families out of London. How can you leave London, increase your family property assets and give your children a rural idyll or country town life?


    13:15 Saturday

    • Lindsay Cuthill, Head of Country Department, Savills
    • Catherine Hutton, Director & Owner, Hutton Bubear
    • Henry Heaton, Senior Property Advisor, Bonas MacFarlane


    Senior Theatre

  • English, Maths and Reasoning tests, as well as participation in group-based activities, are standard for 7+ or 8+ entry to London day schools.

  • How should you prepare your child for senior school admissions tests?


    15:00 Sunday

    • Harry Cobb, Director of Tuition, Bonas MacFarlane
    • Daniel Cummings, Headmaster, Cumnor House Boys School


    Workshop

  • What factors should you consider when relocating to give your family the best school and home life?


    13:00 Sunday

    • Henry Heaton, Senior Property Advisor, Bonas MacFarlane Education
    • Mike Seaton, Headmaster, Huddersfield Grammar School


    Workshop

  • This is one of the most debated subjects in education. Does single-sex education really benefit girls more than boys?


    14:00 Saturday

    • Cheryl Giovannoni, Chief Executive, GDST
    • Dr Dominic Luckett, Headmaster, Sherborne
    • Sarah Kerr-Dineen, Head, Oundle School


    Senior Theatre

  • An exploration of the way sleep is connected to stress and anxiety levels.


    15:00 Saturday

    • Alicia Drummond, Founder, Teen Tips
    • Beth Kerr, Global Director of Wellbeing, Cognita


    Workshop

  • An in-depth guide to the early years of education in the capital, tackling issues from nursery choice to selection at 7/8+.


    10:30 Saturday

    • Huw May, Headmaster, Eaton House Belgravia
    • Sebastian Hepher, Principal, Eaton Square Schools Group
    • Anya Waddington & Emily Turner, angels & urchins

    11:15 Sunday

    • Magoo Giles, Founder and Principal, Knightsbridge School
    • Philippa Cawthorne, Headmistress, Bassett House School
    • Anya Waddington & Emily Turner, angels & urchins


    Junior Theatre

  • Our panel will help you to decide whether fifteen years in the same school will be right for your child.


    15:30 Sunday

    • Vicky Bingham, Headmistress, South Hampstead High School GDST
    • Clive Smith-Langridge, Headmaster, Northcote Lodge
    • Anya Waddington, Schools Editor, angels & urchins


    Junior Theatre

  • Exams every year from the age of seven, hyper competitive entrance exams for boys and girls at 11+ and 13+, Common Entrance; many parents are asking is there another way?


    12:15 Saturday

    • Helen Lowe, Head, Bute House
    • Neil McLaughlan, Head, Westminster Cathedral Choir School

    13:00 Sunday

    • Sarah Segrave, Headmistress, Eaton House The Manor Prep School
    • Brendan Pavey, Head Teacher, North Bridge House Senior School, Hampstead


    Junior Theatre

  • Getting your child into a highly selective independent London school, either at 13+ or at sixth form, is a difficult feat. The city has the fastest improving state schools in the UK, but parents still prefer the private sector. Just 35% of parents in London would choose state schools if money were no object (the lowest percentage in the country).

  • Elaine Halligan explores the concept of growth mindset and looks at ways of motivating our children to do their best.


    14:00 Saturday

    • Elaine Halligan, Director, The Parent Practice
    • Jemima Davidson, Place2Be Project Manager, Knightsbridge School
    • Shona Colaço, Head, Knightsbridge School


    Junior Theatre

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  Saturday 24 April 2021 10:00-17:00
Sunday 25 April 2021 10:30-16:30

  Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London, SW8 4NW