Parents Forum Past Events

The Parents Forum brings together the brightest thinkers from education, finance, property & law, alongside the most respected independent school leaders to help parents as they plan their child’s educational journey.

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  • London Parents Forum
  • Finance Parents Forum
  • Good Schools Guide Parents Forum
  • Leadership Parents Forum
  • INTO Parents Forum
  • Sunday Times Education Theatre

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  • Keynote
  • Workshop
Apr 22
10:00 AM
11:00 AM

Into Switzerland

INTO Parents Forum

This was an online event for parents who are considering moving their family to Switzerland.

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  • Bonas MacFarlane
  • Aiglon College
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Jun 3
10:30 AM
11:30 AM

Lets Talk About School Fees...

Finance Parents Forum

Financial strategies to help families manage through the C-19 crisis.

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Jun 16
10:30 AM
11:30 AM

Reception admissions - how to keep ahead in lockdown

London Parents Forum

Schools have been closed but admissions have not stopped. This online event was designed to help parents to understand how the leading London nurseries and Pre-Prep/Prep schools are managing the admissions processes for 2020 and 2021.

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  • Bonas MacFarlane
  • Eaton Square School
  • Young England Kindergarten
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Jun 25
10:45 AM
11:45 AM

Senior School Admissions

London Parents Forum

Our distinguished panel explain how open days, school tours, interviews/assessments and registration are working under the current circumstances.

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  • Bonas MacFarlane
  • Wellington College
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Jun 30
10:30 AM
11:30 AM

What price an education? Grandparents, Tax & Equity Release

Finance Parents Forum

How grandparents can best help with school fees.

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Jul 15
10:30 AM
11:30 AM

The Return to Boarding School

Good Schools Guide Parents Forum

This online event was designed to help British and international parents prepare their children to return or start at boarding school this autumn.

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  • Good Schools Guide
  • Queen Anne's School
  • Windlesham House School
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Jul 22
10:30 AM
11:30 AM

How to apply to NYU

London Parents Forum

This was a unique opportunity to get your questions answered by an admissions director from one of the US universities most popular with international students.

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Sep 8
10:30 AM
11:30 AM

Start Planning For School Fees

Finance Parents Forum

Our third webinar in this series is designed to help families at the start of the education journey make sound financial plans.

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Sep 22
10:30 AM
11:30 AM

Into UK Senior Schools

INTO Parents Forum

In an hour we visited six leading schools within easy reach of London, saw them in action, gained exclusive insights and gave parents the opportunity to ask questions. This was a highly efficient way to focus your search and find the school that is the right fit for your child.

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  • Felsted School
  • Lancing College
  • New Hall School
  • King’s Ely
  • The Royal Masonic School for Girls
  • Mayfield School
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Sep 29
10:30 AM
11:30 AM

Choosing a London School

Good Schools Guide Parents Forum

This online event, organised with the Good Schools Guide, is designed to help parents living in (or moving to) the capital deal with the extra pressures and complexities in finding a London school.

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  • Ashbourne Sixth Form College
  • Good Schools Guide
  • Knightsbridge School
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Oct 7
10:30 AM
11:30 AM

INTO Boarding Prep Schools

INTO Parents Forum

A unique opportunity for parents to look around eight of the UK's leading boarding prep schools. This is a highly efficient way to focus your search and find the school that is the right fit for your child.

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  • Old Buckenham Hall
  • Cottesmore School
  • Hanford School
  • Highfield & Brookham Schools
  • Lockers Park School
  • Orwell Park School
  • Aldro
  • Beeston Hall School
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Oct 14
05:30 PM
06:30 PM

Applying to highly selective US universities

London Parents Forum

With over one million international students applying to the US for university each year, competition for places at top universities is at an all time high. This online event is designed to help British and international students who are applying to US universities. 

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  • Jamie Boygo

    Specialist US College Consultant, Bonas MacFarlane

  • Paul Burgess

    Director of International Admission and Global Initiatives, Tulane University

  • Sayaka Smith

    Assistant Director of Admissions, Tufts University

  • Brendan Graham

    Senior Assistant Director, Northeastern University

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Oct 15
10:30 AM
11:30 AM

Choosing an independent school online

Leadership Parents Forum

This session will give an overview of the best online tools and will then provide a detailed introduction to two of the most comprehensive sources of information - The Good Schools Guide and the Independent Schools Inspectorate.

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  • Good Schools Guide
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Nov 10
10:30 AM
11:30 AM

INTO the West of England

INTO Parents Forum

Featuring Cheltenham College, Marlborough, Millfield, Monkton Combe, Pangbourne, Queen Anne's, Sherborne School and Sherborne Girls, in an hour we visit these eight leading schools, see them in action, meet pupils, heads and admissions directors and gain exclusive insights.

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  • Sherborne School
  • Sherborne Girls
  • Cheltenham College
  • Marlborough College
  • Monkton Combe School
  • Pangbourne College
  • Queen Anne's School
  • Millfield School
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Nov 18
10:30 AM
11:30 AM

INTO the Home Counties

INTO Parents Forum

Featuring Bedales, Berkhamsted, Bradfield, Haileybury, Heathfield, Sevenoaks, St George's Ascot and Shiplake, in an hour we visit these leading schools, see them in action, meet pupils, heads and admissions directors and gain exclusive insights.

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  • Bedales
  • Berkhamsted School
  • Bradfield College
  • Shiplake College
  • Haileybury
  • Sevenoaks School
  • Heathfield School
  • St George's, Ascot
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Nov 24
10:30 AM
11:30 AM

INTO the Girls' Day School Trust

INTO Parents Forum

Join us on Tuesday morning for a brilliant overview of the UK's leading group of girls' schools. This is a unique opportunity for parents to look around ten of the Girls' Day School Trust's leading independent girls schools.

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  • The Girls Day School Trust
  • Notting Hill and Ealing High School, GDST
  • Shrewsbury High School, GDST
  • Putney High School, GDST
  • Streatham & Clapham High School, GDST
  • Sutton High School, GDST
  • Norwich High School for Girls, GDST
  • Oxford High School, GDST
  • Royal High School, Bath, GDST
  • Wimbledon High School, GDST
  • Croydon High School, GDST
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Dec 1
10:30 AM
11:30 AM

How to Choose an Independent School

Leadership Parents Forum

In the independent system there are hundreds of schools to look at, so how do you find the right one for your child? For this Parents Forum we are delighted to welcome Barnaby Lenon, Chairman of the Independent Schools Council, who will be answering your questions.

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  • Independent Schools Council
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Jan 26
10:30 AM
11:15 AM

Support your child's home learning - Part 1

London Parents Forum

Bonas MacFarlane has organised two Parent Forums to help parents manage and support their child through lockdown. Part 1 explores how parents can help their child to engage with learning during lockdown. Tuition and home-learning experts will offer tips, strategies and advice to help your child overcome barriers and learn something new. 

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  • Bonas MacFarlane
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Feb 2
10:30 AM
11:15 AM

Part 2 - struggling with home learning?

London Parents Forum

Home learning in lockdown is making many parents aware that their child is not reaching their full academic potential and might well have learning, behaviour and socialisation differences. This Parent Forum will help parents with these concerns and discuss how to understand your child’s learning style, providing strategies and tips to help. 

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Feb 23
10:30 AM
11:30 AM

London Senior School Options

London Parents Forum

This Parent Forum is designed to help parents living in (or moving to) the capital deal with the extra pressures and complexities in finding a London senior school.

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  • Bonas MacFarlane
  • Eaton Square School
  • Fine Arts College Hampstead
  • Southbank International School Westminster
  • North Bridge House Senior & Sixth Canonbury
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Mar 2
10:30 AM
11:30 AM

Choosing a school for your SEN child

Good Schools Guide Parents Forum

Selecting the right school for a child with learning difficulties can seem an overwhelming task. From the biggest school to the smallest, to the ultra-selective to totally inclusive, all schools have a policy devoted to learning needs. So, if your child has an identified need, how do you work out which is right for them?

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  • Good Schools Guide
  • Abingdon House School & College
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Mar 16
10:30 AM
11:30 AM

INTO the Cotswolds

INTO Parents Forum

If you are considering a relocation to the Cotswolds, this Parent Forum is a highly efficient way to focus your search and find the school that is the right fit for your child.

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  • Royal High School, Bath, GDST
  • Dean Close
  • Stonar
  • Kitebrook Preparatory School
  • Kingham Hill School
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Mar 24
10:30 AM
11:30 AM

Move or Stay Put? The Financial Implications

Finance Parents Forum

There's a well-worn quandary for those who swap their London home and head out of the capital, would you be better off staying put? Brewin Dolphin will model some common scenarios and answer your questions.

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  • Brewin Dolphin Ltd
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Apr 27
10:30 AM
11:30 AM

The great outdoors - learning outside the classroom

London Parents Forum

The outdoors is the ultimate enabling environment. It is full of resources for open-ended play, adventure training and learning, providing huge benefits for children. In this Parent Forum we explore the educational opportunities of outdoor learning with Gordonstoun, Camp Bonas and Liberty Woodlands School. 

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  • Gordonstoun
  • Camp Bonas
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May 4
07:00 PM
08:00 PM

Senior Boarding in Action

London Parents Forum

For our first Family Forum, aimed at children as well as parents, we go behind the scenes to visit six senior schools in the evening and see what modern boarding is really like. There will be plenty of opportunities for Q&A so that you and your children can get answers to all the vital questions about boarding. 

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  • Berkhamsted School
  • Caterham School
  • Repton School
  • Queenswood
  • St. Edward’s, Oxford
  • Fettes College
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May 11
10:30 AM
11:30 AM

INTO Central London Prep Schools

INTO Parents Forum

This Parent Forum provides a unique opportunity for parents living in (or moving to) London to look around nine of the capital's most sought after prep schools. In an hour we visit the schools, see them in action and gain exclusive insights. Knight Frank will then give an overview of the market for family homes in Central London.

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