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Mar 16

2024-03-16 2024-03-16 Dubai

Residents of Dubai and families based around the Middle East and UAE are warmly invited to attend our 11th Boarding Schools Show at the Sheraton Hotel.

Meet and build relations with the most prestigious boarding schools without travelling thousands of miles, and explore life-changing educational opportunities all in a single day and a single place. 

Make key introductions with admissions directors and heads of top boarding schools, and speak one-on-one with some of the leading educational experts from the UK. Connect with parents whose children are already at school in the UK and attend seminars on successfully transferring into the UK system. Find out more about entry requirements, explore scholarships and bursaries and ask key questions all on the day.

2024 Seminars 

Our seminars, featuring both UK and Dubai based heads, are designed to provide you with a detailed introduction to sending your child to a boarding school at 11/13+ and 16+ and support your big decisions all within 40 minutes.

13:00 - 13:40 | Keynote 

Should You Stay or Should You Go - Pros and Cons of Boarding School or finishing school in Dubai

14:00 - 14:40 | Keynote 

When to send to boarding school and tips for 11+, 13+ and 6th form (University Pathways to UK and US College)

15:00 - 15:40 | Keynote

11+/13+ Senior School Choices and Strategy for Dubai Parents + IB vs A-Level

Introducing the ISS Education Clinic | INDEPENDENT EXPERT ADVICE FOR PARENTS ⛑

Choosing the right school for your child is often both emotionally and financially demanding. Powered by Bonas MacFarlane Education, The ISS Education Clinic is a brand new help desk to ensure visiting parents can get their questions answered with reliable advice from London's leading education advisors. 

Family Ticket 

FREE | This ticket (for 2 parents + children) includes first-come first-served seats at the seminars.

Premium Ticket 

£50 | This ticket includes a 20-minute consultation with a Bonas MacFarlane consultant to discuss school options, transition and strategies to optimise the move from Dubai to the UK.


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Event Details
16 Mar 2024
12:00 PM To 05:00 PM GMT +04:00
 +44 (0) 20 3998 3840
Doors Open
12:00 PM
 Sheraton Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, al Barsha 1, Dubai Sheraton Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, al Barsha 1, Dubai - Map Directions

About the Boarding Schools Show

The Show is a unique opportunity for parents to meet the Heads and Admissions Directors of the world's most prestigious boarding schools. Top UK schools as well as education, property and relocation experts will be exhibiting, offering parents the opportunity to plan every aspect of their child’s entry into the world’s most prestigious English language schools. Get first-hand advice on entry requirements and academic scholarships and bursaries proves to be significantly more beneficial, creating initial ties with the relevant people ahead of your application.

Worldwide interest in British curriculum boarding schools continues to grow. There are currently 69,979 boarders in UK schools; 41% are from overseas families. The benefits of boarding at a leading British school are undisputed and importantly recognised by both university admissions teams and employers.

The Independent Schools Show started 15 years ago in London and has since expanded to include 12 key markets overseas.

Helping thousands of parents find the perfect school for their children. #findtherightschool


The very best British curriculum schools

For each Boarding Schools Show we carefully refine the list of attending schools to ensure parents are put in front of the very best of British private education. The alumni these schools produce include business leaders, politicians, academics and athletes. These schools produce, high-achieving, well informed and confident alumni, who make excellent candidates for top UK and US universities.

Supporting the exhibiting schools will be top educational consultants who will be available throughout the show, offering advice and guidance on finding the very best education for your child. Leading this will be William Petty, Director at Bonas MacFarlane, London’s leading educational consultancy. William has been featured in publications including The Times, The Economist and Tatler, and has appeared in BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.

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