The UK offers international students an academic experience that is very hard to beat. From top independent schools to world-recognised universities, being educated in UK is a privilege. Here are some of the reasons why sending your child to study in the UK is good:
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Every family has a different and every child is different. We therefore encourage you to contact us to discuss you and your child’s specific needs.
UK Independent Schools
There are over 2,500 independent schools or sometimes referred to “private” schools in the UK. Unlike state schools, independent schools do not rely on the UK government for funding but are instead independently funded by tuition fees, donations, endowments or a combination of all three. Another distinctive feature of independent schools is that unlike state schools they are not required to follow the National Curriculum, but instead set their own curriculum, which is often more demanding than the National Curriculum. As a result, independent schools generally offer a much higher standard of education than state schools and on average students achieve better academic results.
We appreciate that there are many considerations before deciding which school to enrol your child to. We are here to help.
Day or Boarding?
Decide whether you want your child to attend a school in your area as a day pupil or a school further afield as a boarder. Most independent schools have boarding facilities, albeit with limited space. In UK, about 85% of children are day pupils.
Day School students live with host families Most host family live nearby schools. It is reported that Day school students enjoy an enriching education and strong relationships with their host family, who are very much part of international students’ ongoing daily education. Day school students are also better able to build confidence to communicate in English by immersing themselves in local community and culture.
Boarders are also reported to have satisfying and challenging academic experiences. With 24/7 supervision, it suits international students who perhaps need additional support academically. There are a lot of sports and other interests for students to participate in. Students will feel better prepared for colleges.
Whether you choose Day School or Boarding School for your child, students who study in the UK, generally benefit from becoming more independent as their confidence in communicating in English and in their own abilities grow.
The school year starts in September, but it is advisable to start looking at least a year in advance, as place can be filled up to six months in advance.
Schools usually interview prospective students and will ask for a report from your child’s current school.
We have 8 years of experience and we have a network of top UK boarding and Day Schools. Please contact us as soon as possible for early consultation.
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