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Nov 11
10:15 AM
11:00 AM

How the senior school admissions process works

London Parents Forum

The senior school admissions process: how does it really work? Are pressurised prep schools and tutoring the only ways to succeed?

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11:15 AM
12:00 PM

Is fee assistance really making independent education accessible?

Sunday Times Education Theatre

Explaining who is eligible to apply for a scholarship or a bursary and how schools are widening the net further.

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11:15 AM
12:00 PM

Special Educational Needs (SEN): getting your child assessed, and getting the right school​

London Parents Forum

Dyslexia, dsypraxia, dyscalculia, attention deficit and executive dysfunction are just some of the neurobiological conditions being diagnosed in our children today. Without diagnosis and appropriate treatment they cannot improve. Our panel discusses what that means and what parents can do to help and support their children.

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12:15 PM
01:00 PM

Ban homework to help children do their best?

London Parents Forum

With the 'right' amount of homework a subject of intense debate, and academic excellence ever more important for future success what role does homework play and what approaches are independent schools and tutors taking to get the balance right?

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01:15 PM
02:00 PM

The challenges of modern parenting and how to manage them

Sunday Times Education Theatre

The challenges facing modern parents are myriad; from separation anxiety to reconciling technology with a happy and carefree childhood. Our panel of working mothers discuss these issues and how they are choosing to handle them.

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01:15 PM
02:00 PM

How hard is too hard to push your child?

London Parents Forum

Every parent wants their child to succeed, but in this world of fevered exam pressure more children than ever are experiencing mental health issues. This talk helps parents to understand their children and how they can offer tailored support to help them get the best out of their school careers.

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02:00 PM
02:40 PM

Where's the value in league tables?

Sunday Times Education Theatre

What is the real value of league tables? What impact does attending a highly ranked school have on your child's chances at future success? Eton, St Paul's and more recently Wellington College have decided not to submit exam results for national rankings, so are league tables on the way out?

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03:00 PM
03:40 PM

Is single-sex schooling still relevant?

London Parents Forum

The relative merits of co-ed and single sex schools is one of the most debated subjects in education. Our experts will guide you through the key issues to help you decide what's best for your child.

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03:00 PM
03:40 PM

Do independent schools foster sporting greatness?

Sunday Times Education Theatre

7% of the UK population are in independent education, yet a significant proportion of British olympians, rugby premiership players and others are independently educated.

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03:45 PM
04:30 PM

Is a well-rounded education still useful?

Sunday Times Education Theatre

The world of work is moving on apace, so much so that it is difficult to know what sort of roles the pupils in school today may fill. How can an independent education equip them to successfully take on anything that the world of work has in store, from portfolio careers, to retraining for a number of specialist roles over their working lifetime.

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03:45 PM
04:30 PM

When is the right time to board?

London Parents Forum

Your child can start their boarding adventure at a range of ages. We’ll talk you through the different considerations pertinent at each potential entry point, and how you can help to make sure that your child is ready to enjoy the next stage of their school life to the full.

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Nov 12
11:10 AM
11:50 AM

Nursery, pre-prep & prep explained

London Parents Forum

From toys to timetables - get insight into the transition from nursery to school.

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12:00 PM
12:40 PM

How does school choice reflect on parents?

Does a good parent choose a school for their child, but a bad parent choose a school for themselves?

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12:15 PM
01:00 PM

Improve your US university strategy

London Parents Forum

Outlining all of the ingredients and factors that the world's leading universities will be looking for in your child. This talk will clearly detail how to maxmise your child's chances of getting into the university of their choice.

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12:50 PM
01:30 PM

Can fee assistance make independent schooling affordable?

London Parents Forum

With rising school fees, scholarships and bursaries provide a lifeline for many parents. But with each school having it's own requirements the choices can be confusing. Our experts will unravel the options.

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  • Susan Hamlyn

    Director Emerita, The Good Schools Guide Education Consultants

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02:30 PM
03:10 PM

Independent and state curricula: are they really that different?

Sunday Times Education Theatre

What's the point in paying for the same curriculum that state schools provide for free?

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03:30 PM
04:10 PM

Does independent education make you more employable?

Sunday Times Education Theatre

Children from independent schools have been given every opportunity to fulfil their potential and succeed in life, but does this make them better job candidates and perform better throughout their careers?

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Nov 10
10:15 AM
11:00 AM

Are Independent Schools being outpaced by social and technological change?

Sunday Times Education Theatre

Julian Thomas, Master of Wellington College opens the 2018 Show speaking in The Sunday Times Education Theatre about the 'future of education' 1980 to the present and beyond. What is a great education, the new paradigm, making learners employable, creative, team players, and empathy.

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12:00 PM
12:40 PM

Is there a right way to push your child?

London Parents Forum

Eve Jardine-Young, Principal, Cheltenham Ladies' College and Dr Crispin Hyde-Dunn, Headmaster of Dragon School discuss the pro's and con's of tiger parenting, helicopter parenting and lawnmower parenting at the Independent Schoos Show.

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02:00 PM
02:40 PM

Helping summer-born children reach their fullest potential

Sunday Times Education Theatre

Stephen Hammond, MP, Sarah Seagrave, Headmistress, Eaton House The Manor School and Annabel Heseltine, Editor of School House Magazine discuss why 20% less 'summer-born' babies go onto university - why is September the marker for starting school?

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03:45 PM
04:30 PM

Do independent schools prepare your children for the commercial world?

Sunday Times Education Theatre

James Palumbo, Baron Palumbo of Southwark, and Dr Anthony Wallersteiner, Headmaster of Stowe School discuss education in the context of the challenges and the opportunities brought by globalisation, competition and AI.

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Nov 11
11:10 AM
11:50 AM

What if it doesn't go to plan?

London Parents Forum

Simon O'Malley, Headmaster, Thomas's Battersea and Emily Turner, Co-founder of angels&urchins - Matching your 'plan' to your child's abilities and happiness and finding a positive way forward when things aren't quite right.

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12:00 PM
12:40 PM

Why do parents in the know choose boarding school?

Sunday Times Education Theatre

Dr Niall Hamilton, Admissions Tutor, Marlborough College and Arabella Stuart, Admissions Director, Sevenoaks School talk about a Boarding education, the 24/7 learning environment and the reasons for considering this type of education.

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12:50 PM
01:30 PM

Do League Tables Really Matter?

Sunday Times Education Theatre

Ralph Lucas, Good Schools Guide and Alastair McCall, Editor of The Sunday Times Schools' Guide, Parent Power discuss how to choose a school and how to interpret the League Tables when choosing your childs' school

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02:30 PM
03:10 PM

Can fee assistance make Independent education affordable?

London Parents Forum

Susan Hamlyn, Director of The Good Schools Guide Education Consultants tackles the issues of affordability and value in the fee-paying school sector and how to access the considerable financial assistance.

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  • Susan Hamlyn

    Director Emerita, The Good Schools Guide Education Consultants

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03:20 PM
04:00 PM

What makes a truly great school?

Sunday Times Education Theatre

Sir Anthony Seldon, Vice-Chancellor, The University of Buckingham gives visitors his views on selecting schools, raising happy children and managing modern day pressures

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Nov 9
10:30 AM
11:15 AM

Hot off the Press

London Parents Forum

An overview of the current state of the sector in the UK, covering the latest political challenges and developments.

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11:15 AM
12:00 PM

Year 5-8 Conundrums

London Parents Forum

What's going on with Pre-tests and Common Entrance? Every parent needs to be up-to-date.

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12:15 PM
01:00 PM

Surviving London's pressure cooker

London Parents Forum

Exams every year from the age of seven, hyper competitive entrance exams for boys and girls at 11+ and 13+, Common Entrance; many parents are asking is there another way?

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01:15 PM
02:00 PM

How to pay for your children & grandchildren’s education?

London Parents Forum

Whether a grandparent, new parent, high earner or international parent, our experts will aim to help you consider all of your options.

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  • John Solosy

    Chartered Financial Planner, Solosy Wealth Management

  • Paul Jones

    Financial Adviser, Hawkins Thomas Wealth Management

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02:00 PM
02:45 PM

Single sex or co-ed?

London Parents Forum

This is one of the most debated subjects in education. Does single-sex education really benefit girls more than boys?

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02:00 PM
02:45 PM

Thriving at school

London Parents Forum

Elaine Halligan explores the concept of growth mindset and looks at ways of motivating our children to do their best.

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03:00 PM
04:00 PM

Moving at Sixth Form

London Parents Forum

Sixth form is a critical time in any young person’s education and many students move after GCSEs. Our experts will discuss the wide variety of options available.

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Nov 10
01:00 PM
01:45 PM

Busting the Myths of the Independent Schools Admission Process

London Parents Forum

What independent schools are really looking for and what you should be too!

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02:45 PM
03:00 PM

State until eight?

London Parents Forum

Where is the value today? Comparing state and independent schools, and if combining how to manage changing lanes.

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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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  • Brendan Graham

    Senior Assistant Director, Northeastern University

  • Sayaka Smith

    Assistant Director of Admissions, Tufts University

  • Paul Burgess

    Director of International Admission and Global Initiatives, Tulane University

  • Jamie Boygo

    Specialist US College Consultant, Bonas MacFarlane

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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 19
10:30 AM
11:30 AM

INTO London Day Schools

INTO Parents Forum

A unique opportunity for parents to look around London's leading independent schools.

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REGISTER

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Jan 26
07:00 PM
08:00 PM

INTO Senior Boarding - a Family Forum

INTO 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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REGISTER

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