Choosing the right school for your child can be one of the toughest decisions you make as a parent. These days, boarding schools recognise the need to offer more than just quality education. Families are trying to balance the competing demands of a supportive educational environment with opportunities for co-curricular activities.
Many families are looking for an opportunity for their children to learn in a structured and caring environment, where they will be encouraged to be independent and to appreciate the importance of community. They also want access to the latest technology and support from teachers and other staff.
Most importantly, a good school should bring out honesty and goodness in your child and encourage them to achieve to the best of their ability.
So what are the questions you should be asking when you talk to a prospective school? We encourage you to start by thinking about all the aspects of the school experience and what’s important to your child – whether their talent is in sport, creative arts or academic pursuits.