November 22, 2018

British Boarding Schools Show, Kuala Lumpur

from across the UK

Meet leading schools

from nursery to university

Answers for all ages

plan your child's world-class education

Leading schools

November 23, 2017

Grand Hyatt Hotel

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22 November 2018

The British Boarding Schools Show is coming to Kuala Lumpur again on Thursday 22nd November. The Show enables families living in the region to meet Heads and Representatives of genuinely leading, hand selected UK boarding schools and talk to UK boarding school specialists. 

I hope you can make the Show this year and, like thousands of parents, leave inspired and encouraged by the school options available to us all.

David Wellesley Wesley, Founder

Frequently Asked Questions

There are around 2,500 private schools in Britain, so finding the one that is the right fit for your child can be a daunting task.

The Show provides you with a unique forum to get all your questions answered.

1. What happens at the Show?

Throughout the day parents can have one-on-one talks with leading British boarding schools, meeting school heads and admissions staff. Leading experts will also be on hand to help you understand the choices and smooth your child's transition into the highly competitive UK system.

2. How do I find the right school?

According to Bonas MacFarlane one of the most crucial factors in ensuring that your child has a happy and fulfilling school experience is to invest time finding the school that has the right fit for your child, rather than choosing the school solely for its name. Every child is unique, so parents should consider the suitability of their child to the school and actively endeavour to choose the school, as much as the school chooses the child.

There are around 2,500 private schools in Britain, each with their own distinct personality. It is imperative to send a child to a school which is a good match.

3. How do I match a school to my child's needs?

Parents should ask themselves a series of important questions in the process of assessing if a school is right for their child, such as:

  • What are the needs of my child academically, pastorally and from an extracurricular perspective?
  • Which school will best satisfy these needs, now and in the future?
  • What qualities do I want him/her to develop?
  • Would my child be better suited for an all-boys, all-girls or co-ed environment?
  • Is a day school or a boarding school the most appropriate option?

4. What age would be best to begin boarding?

The more you can think ahead the better. Some families send their children to British schools at a young age to make their child properly bilingual, and then return into the Italian system for senior school and university. These days it’s more common that families want the children to be able to access the world’s top universities in the UK and USA.

There are clear benefits to starting early to get a firm foundation in the English language, and reap all the benefits of the British curriculum. Talking with schools and advisors will help you to work out the best age to send my child to boarding school, 8, 11, 13 or 16 years? Is my child ready to live independently?

5. If my child boards, how often will we see him/her?

The days of full terms away from families are long gone. Schools will be able to tell you about how pupils keep in touch with their families. The top schools are very experienced at managing the needs of overseas families. Ask schools about when you can visit and how flexible they are about taking children out from school. You should also talk with schools at length about their boarding culture.

All schools use terms such as “full-boarding” and “flexi-boarding” they define these terms differently. In most of the well-known boarding schools the school day starts at breakfast and ends at bed time, and weekends are packed with sports matches, rehearsals, activities and enrichment. In other schools the curriculum is more akin to a day school, and boarders live in small houses with their own after-school programme.

6. Fees, scholarships & financial aid, visas

Boarding fees at UK schools can cost upwards of £30,000 per year. Many schools offer scholarships, which recognise academic, artistic and sporting achievements, but at many schools these days bursaries, which provide financial aid, are usually needs based rather than related to scholarships.

Finding the Right School

This year’s Show in Kuala Lumpur has been put together to help parents consider how best to give their children the advantages of an international education.

when: Thursday 22 November 12.00-17.00

where: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 12, Jalan Pinang, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50450 Kuala Lumpur

Register now for free tickets

British Boarding Schools Show

With over a decade’s experience of hosting events around the world, The British Boarding Schools Shows have helped thousands of parents make the right choice for their child.

The best education the world has to offer

Marlborough College

British boarding education:

  • Steeped in tradition, but fashioned for the inter-dependence of today’s every-changing world.
  • Produces well mannered, responsible, self-motivated, confident young adults.
  • Prepares students for the best Universities and Academies around the world.
  • All rounded education in academia, sports and the arts.
  • Security and continuity in an unsafe world.
  • Welcomes international pupils. The IB is offered by a large number of schools.

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Exhibiting Schools

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