London Parents Forum

Why join a boarding prep at 10 or 11+?

10 May 2022, 03:00 PM - 03:45 PM

Heads of two highly sought after prep schools discuss how they introduce children to boarding, and prepare them for boarding senior schools.

Topics discussed will include:

  • Describe/characterise your schools
    • Where do pupils come from (location, kinds of schools, ages of entry)?
    • what age do children start boarding?
    • is it easier to start as a day pupil, then board? What about joining as a boarder? What age these days?
    • Academic profile of pupils
    • Outcomes (ie where they go next)
      How diverse is the school? (staff, pupils, parents)
  • What kinds of children thrive in boarding prep schools?
  • What kinds of families / children do not suit boarding?
  • How do I know when my child is ready to board?
  • There seem to be fewer boarding prep schools - why is that?
  • My child is currently in a state primary. Do you have many entrants from the state system?


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Ben Evans
Windlesham House School
Dan Thornburn
Millfield Prep School