Your child can start their boarding adventure at a range of ages, from as early as eight to sixteen as a sixth-former. In this session, we’ll talk you through the different considerations applicable at each potential entry point, and the range of boarding options available.


Peter Roberts

Peter Roberts was educated at Tiffin’sKingston Upon Thamesand then read History at Merton College, Oxford, where he received a First Class Honours degree. He subsequently took a PGCE at London University.

He worked at Winchester College from 1986 to 2003: first as an assistant teacher, then from 1991 as Head of History and also as Master in College (Housemaster of the Scholars' House). He became Headmaster of Bradfield College in August 2003 and was appointed as the 41st Headmaster of The King’s School, Canterbury in September 2011. 

Peter is married to Marie and they have three daughters.

Robert Lankester

Robert Lankester, Headmaster at Maidwell Hall, has worked in boarding schools for 30 years. Previously Housemaster and Senior Housemaster at Uppingham for 10 years, he has been Headmaster at Maidwell Hall since 2001.

Educated at Charterhouse, before reading History at Selwyn College, Cambridge, he spent seven years in the City before making the change to teaching, which he describes as “the best decision I ever made”. 

Located in Northamptonshire, Maidwell Hall is predominantly a full boarding school for boys and girls aged 7-13. Robert believes strongly in the benefits that boarding brings, having seen time and again how it encourages children to be independent, live with their peers harmoniously and grow in confidence.


The full 2019 timetable will be published on Tuesday 8 October.