High School in UK

INDEPENDENT BOARDING SCHOOLS

The international nature of boarding, with pupils coming from all over the world to take advantage of all that UK boarding has to offer, is another bonus. Children learn to understand different peoples and different cultures by making friends and living in a thriving community based on mutual respect, an excellent preparation for the increasingly international adult world.

Boarding schools in England are seeped in tradition and prestige. Name a member of royalty anywhere in the world and there is a strong possibility that they have studied at one of the boarding schools here in Britian.

WHY BOARDING ?

Boarding helps to develop confidence ,community spirit ,independence , social skills,cultural awareness ,respect for others and self motivation.

Boarders feel that they have great social life,enhanced education ,close relationship with their family,friends for life, great access to school facilities,good working relationship with teachers ,wide variety of activities available.

GUARDIANSHIP

Many parents living overseas wish to educate their children in the UK or Ireland. As these parents are not resident in these countries, under British law (the Children Acts 1980 & 1989) and Irish law each child receiving full-time education (more than 12 weeks) must have a legally appointed guardian.

Boarding schools in the UK will insist that your child has a guardian who can offer a welcoming home at half-terms and at some weekends during term time. ISE gives a full support on finding a Legal Guardian.

WHY DO YOU NEED A LEGAL GUARDIAN ?

The majority of UK boarding schools insist that parents living overseas arrange temporary guardianship for their children while they are studying here in the UK. There are a handful of schools who take on the child guardianship themselves but this is unusual. They must have a responsible adult nominated by the parents who will take responsibility for the welfare of the child in times of emergency and also during school holidays when the school is closed.

No matter how mature your child is they cannot possibly manage to make all arrangements themselves when the school closes. In our opinion students up to the age of 18 really depend on us to help them travel around the UK, offer advice on study and welfare issues and also find them somewhere decent to stay during their half terms. From a parents’ point of view the guardianship is a small price to pay for the peace of mind knowing that their child is being looked after by somebody with high standards of safety and care in the UK.

The child must have someone who will bear all responsibility for him/her whilst abroad, and this person must be legally appointed by the parents

» This guardian has the power to make decisions regarding emergency medical treatment / operations if required

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The guardian has the duty to represent the interests of the child in the court of England and Wales or the court of Ireland, in the Immigration Offices, police and other legal institutions

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The guardian must provide the child with a place to live in case of illness, suspension or expulsion from school

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The guardian must also register the child with a local family doctor (General Practitioner) and arrange public liability insurance cover for the child of not less than one million pounds (£1,000,000)

PRIVATE SCHOOLS IN BRITISH ENGLISH

Schools which are willing to consider offering your child a place may require your child to sit an entrance examination. This will test your child's knowledge and level of achievement in English and Mathematics. Older children may also be tested in Science and a foreign language.

Many independent senior schools set some form of entrance test. The difficulty of these tests and the standard required for admission vary and will be related to the type of school.