London Parents Forum

INTO British boarding | Preparing your child for boarding

22 September 2021, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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What do you need to think about when preparing your child to start at boarding school? At this Parents Forum webinar we meet a group of international boarders and then discuss how parents can practically support their child when school is a long way from home. 

In the first half of this session we will be meeting teenagers from Monaco, Dubai and Hong Kong who are currently boarding at Millfield School, Lancing College and Sevenoaks School, three of the top UK schools. In a live link-up we will talk to them about why they chose to attend these schools, how they settled in, and how they are supported by their families.

In the second half we turn to practical arrangements. Many families want to establish a home-from-home base for their children while they are at school and university. 

Experts from Barratt London and Charles Russell Speechlys discuss these kinds of property investments and the legal and tax arrangements you should consider.

Kelvin Tanner, a partner at the London law firm Charles Russell Speechlys, will give a short presentation on the immigration route for students in the UK and some alternative options where their family will also be moving or seeking to spend time with them in the UK. He will briefly cover the student visa route, but then also discuss the time that family can spend in the UK as visitors and immigration routes such as parent of a child at school or Tier 1 Investor where the family wish to accompany them.

In November we return to this topic, looking at what's involved when planning a full family relocation to the UK.

Our Panel

Kelvin Tanner
Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
Stuart Leslie
Barratt London