London Parents Forum

Will my child suit senior boarding?

10 May 2022, 01:00 PM - 01:45 PM

Heads of three leading boarding schools discuss how boarding works and who it suits.

Topics covered will include:

  • Is it a good idea to attend a boarding prep school first?
  • How do senior schools integrate children who are new to boarding? 
  • How do parents decide what would suit their child?
  • Does your school allow children to specialise?
  • Are there specific family needs that make boarding or day a better choice?
  • Are there parents not suited to boarding? 
  • Do boarders from the city miss London?
  • Are there types of children who are better suited to being with or away from their parents as teenagers?
  • Should I worry about safeguarding in boarding schools?
  • What are the entry requirements for your schools?
  • What post-school destinations do your pupils go on to?
  • How local should we be if thinking about a senior boarding school? 

There will be a slot for questions, and afterwards meet all three speakers over coffee at the 'When to Start Boarding' Reception

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Our Panel


Dr Dominic Luckett
Headmaster
Sherborne School
Dominic Oliver
Head Master
Lancing College