Best boarding school
April 27, 2019
UK boarding schools are famous world over and many parents from abroad go to a lot of trouble to enroll their children. Getting into one of the top ones, however, is not easy. In fact, if you thinking of getting your child into one of these schools it is advisable to start early – some of them have waiting lists 2 or 3 years long. There are, however, some things you can do to help your child get in, but before we look into them it is important to talk about how you go about vetting the school.
The only way to know whether or not a school is good enough for your child is to pay it a visit. They often have tours so get your name on a few lists. Once there make sure to meet some of the faculty who will deal directly with your child. Find out, apart from school work, what other activities your child will be involved in. Find out about things like trips as well.
To help your child qualify you should get them to do lots of practice computerized intelligence tests – boarding schools will expect them to take an hour long test and only those who pass will be enrolled. These tests are available online and you can either coach your child through them or hire a tutor. Your child should also be introduced to the interview process quite early – passing the test is not enough, they also have to pass the interview. Depending on the school they may also be asked to do a Math and English.
One boarding school that comes highly recommended is St. Francis College in Hertfordshire. It is an all-girls school that offers a well rounded curriculum that is based on Christian values. You can find out more on their website, https://www.ccss.co.uk/