Latest Posts

Wanted: Second Hand Brownie UniformSat May 21, 2022 7:52:20 am -
NEW
Looking For Italian ClassesFri May 20, 2022 8:01:00 pm -
NEW
What's The Most Secure Bike Shed To Have In Your Front Garden?Fri May 20, 2022 11:30:59 am -
1 Replies
Need A CleanerThu May 19, 2022 7:20:20 am -
1 Replies
New A Cappella Choir In South West London!Wed May 18, 2022 1:04:20 pm -
RECENT
Looking For Accomodation 27th-30th MayTue May 17, 2022 11:42:58 am -
2 Replies
Sister Inherited Life Changing Amount Of Money But Angry My Parents Want To Give Me More Of Their InheritanceMon May 16, 2022 10:42:59 am -
26 Replies
Former Landlord Blackmailing Us- What To Do?Mon May 16, 2022 9:34:50 am -
5 Replies
Violin Teacher WantedMon May 16, 2022 9:18:28 am -
1 Replies
How Much Allowance For A Sixteen Year OldMon May 16, 2022 9:10:14 am -
12 Replies
Covid Recovery Certificate For 7 Year OldFri May 13, 2022 9:00:13 pm -
RECENT
LIVE IN COMPANION/CARER RECOMMENDATION NEEDED FOR OCCASIONAL VISITSThu May 12, 2022 1:24:31 pm -
RECENT
Time Of Veolia Refuse CollectionsThu May 12, 2022 7:41:39 am -
5 Replies
Nanny Housekeeper Afternoon Work Required BATTERSEA PARKWed May 11, 2022 9:56:07 am -
RECENT
Light BulbsTue May 10, 2022 10:51:02 am -
2 Replies
Belleville Wait List ExperienceMon May 09, 2022 3:58:29 pm -
1 Replies
Looking For Recommendations On Assisted Living OptionsMon May 09, 2022 8:32:09 am -
2 Replies
Buildings Surveyor RecommendationMon May 09, 2022 8:22:00 am -
5 Replies
Band / Music Entertainment / Facepainter For Street Party 5th JuneMon May 09, 2022 8:09:51 am -
RECENT
Waiting Staff For Drinks Party At Home This SummerMon May 09, 2022 6:54:54 am -
1 Replies
Toddler SleepThu May 05, 2022 12:13:34 pm -
2 Replies
21 Year Old Asked Out By A 52 Year Old. Surely Not On?Tue May 03, 2022 7:55:12 am -
17 Replies
Where To Get A Suit For A 16- Year -old?Sat Apr 30, 2022 2:50:57 pm -
11 Replies
Toddler And Mum Groups - FridayFri Apr 29, 2022 6:38:22 pm -
1 Replies
Awnings - Any Suggestions?Fri Apr 29, 2022 8:27:06 am -
4 Replies
Baby And Me Comedy This Wed In BalhamMon Apr 25, 2022 12:16:26 pm -
RECENT
Basement CostMon Apr 25, 2022 10:40:32 am -
2 Replies
Tick Found On Husband - Advice Needed On Sprays Etc For Garden To Get Rid Of Them!!Mon Apr 25, 2022 6:49:31 am -
2 Replies
Ski Chalet For 16?Mon Apr 25, 2022 6:18:07 am -
4 Replies
Looking To Buy A Size 6 Hard Ball Cricket Bat?Sun Apr 24, 2022 8:50:07 pm -
RECENT
Mallorca Villa Rental - Recommendations?Sun Apr 24, 2022 1:54:47 pm -
RECENT
Underfloor Heating And Wood Flooring - Builders That Can Do Both?Sun Apr 24, 2022 6:56:59 am -
RECENT
Logbook (V5) Address Changed. How To Check Fines?Fri Apr 22, 2022 2:55:17 pm -
RECENT
Pepi Collection & Reusable Nappy Week 2022!Fri Apr 22, 2022 9:28:39 am -
RECENT
Looking For A House To RentThu Apr 21, 2022 4:09:50 pm -
RECENT
Do You Have A House To Let?Thu Apr 21, 2022 4:05:34 pm -
RECENT
Do You Have A House To Let?Thu Apr 21, 2022 4:04:37 pm -
RECENT
Loft Demise / Permission To Alter Magdalen EstateThu Apr 21, 2022 1:05:55 pm -
RECENT
Bugaboo Or Stokke?Thu Apr 21, 2022 12:14:28 pm -
4 Replies
SIL Taken Jewellery Promised To My DaughterWed Apr 20, 2022 4:37:31 pm -
10 Replies
Ukrainian 6 Yo To Start At RavenstoneTue Apr 19, 2022 12:58:59 pm -
5 Replies
Garden Party Bar StaffTue Apr 19, 2022 5:31:10 am -
1 Replies
Harbour Club… Worth The Fees?!Sat Apr 16, 2022 7:10:03 pm -
18 Replies
Builder Recommendation For SW11 Between The CommonsThu Apr 14, 2022 4:25:56 pm -
RECENT
Eckstein RoadWed Apr 13, 2022 8:01:28 pm -
2 Replies
Would You Want To Know If Your Partner Had An Affair?Mon Apr 11, 2022 9:52:06 pm -
8 Replies
Help/advice 6month Old Doesn't Sleep Through The NightMon Apr 11, 2022 7:41:16 am -
16 Replies
Nervous BreakdownMon Apr 04, 2022 6:59:44 pm -
2 Replies
Wrap-around CareMon Apr 04, 2022 9:01:03 am -
3 Replies
Taxi To Airport?Mon Apr 04, 2022 8:59:40 am -
3 Replies

Get your questions answered | Independent Schools Show next weekend

Last Updated on : 9th November 2021

With over 200 schools and 100+ speakers there is no better place to get your questions answered and discover the perfect school.

At the Show speak 1-1 with a wide range of school admissions teams about your child.

Please read on to understand how the talks programme at the Show addresses four key questions asked by many parents:

  • How should I pay the fees?
  • Would my child suit a really academic school?
  • How can my child’s educational needs be met?
  • London or Boarding?

13 – 14 NOVEMBER
BATTERSEA EVOLUTION, SW8 4NW

Register for Tickets


How will I pay the fees?

 

How do you access the considerable financial assistance available in the independent sector?

Saturday

12:00 How to apply for bursaries & scholarships 
The Good Schools Guide’s  Scholarship & Bursary team explains how to use the Show to discover what is available and Dr Anthony Wallersteiner tells us about Stowe’s hugely ambitious new Change 100 initiative.

The conversation continues at 14:00 when The Good Schools Guide Forum is running a Scholarships & Bursaries clinic.

Most families of course are not eligible for bursaries. Sunday’s session will help you make sound financial plans.

Sunday

13:00 How to pay for your children & grandchildren’s education
Three directors of Brewin Dolphin will be explaining how thinking in the round about your income, savings and family support will help you manage school fees, house moves and retirement planning.


All weekend you can speak to Brewin Dolphin about your family’s school fee planning at Stand 402.

Saturday

12:45 Scholarships & bursaries widening access
Elaine Cunningham-Walker, Founder of GMA Education, will be leading a London Parents Forum on this vital topic.

 

Register for Tickets


Would my child suit a really academic school?

 

London and the South East have some of the world’s most academic schools. How do you decide if your child should attempt the very challenging entrance tests and how do you know if they would thrive at one of these schools if they passed?

Saturday

11:00 How to manage the intense competition at 11+
William Petty, Managing Director, Bonas MacFarlane discusses the issue with the Director of Admissions, at Wycombe Abbey and a Headteacher of a London prep.

14:00 Meet Sally-Anne Huang, High Master, St Paul’s who is speaking in the ISC Leadership Theatre on ‘What makes a good head and how to spot one?’

Sunday

12:00 Busting the myths of the independent schools admissions process
Vicky Bingham, Headmistress, South Hampstead High School, GDST & Dr Andy Mayfield, Director of Admissions, St Paul’s School will discuss what independent schools are really looking for.

14:00 How to choose a school for your child
Barnaby Lenon, Chairman, Independent Schools Council (ISC)

Saturday & Sunday

12:00 Finding a good school in London Grace Moody-Stuart, Director, The Good Schools Guide

On both days the London Parent Forums will be helping parents think through school choices in North & East, Central, South and West London with leading prep and senior school heads.

 

Register for Tickets


How can my child’s educational needs be met?

 

What started in elite Olympic sport is now commonplace across education, as parents and schools recognise that every child’s performance can be enhanced.

Saturday

15:15 Raising resilient children, able to cope with life’s knocks
Elaine Halligan, Director, The Parent Practice

15:00 Change is good? How to identify if a school move would help your child
Heads of through schools and stand-alone preps and seniors discuss the educational and social value of changing schools versus staying put.

Sunday

12:45 How to assess and then support your child’s educational needs
Sarah Warley, Founder, The Key Clinic and Desmond O’Connor, Educational Psychologist, discuss what can be achieved.


The Show has a great deal of information available for parents looking for SEN support.

Saturday

14:30 Next steps – exciting choices you might not have considered

Sunday

11:15 SEN: from getting a diagnosis to choosing the right school
Mary Pegler, The Good Schools Guide Education Consultant, will be discussing roadmaps with Tanya Moran, Headteacher, Abingdon House.

Saturday & Sunday

Saturday 15:00, Sunday 13:00
SEN: choosing the right school 
This Good Schools Guide Forum is a Q&A, providing a great opportunity to discuss your child’s needs with experts, head teachers and other parents.

 

Register for Tickets

Should our child board?

Discuss this question with over 120 boarding schools at the Show

 

No commute, green space, activities and clubs to hand, friends on tap – urban children can benefit from a boarding education outside the city. But will it suit you and your child?

Saturday

13:00 The boarding advantage
Heads of three of the UK’s most prestigious boarding schools, St Edwards Oxford, the Dragon and Highfield School make the case for boarding.

15:00 Gavin Horgan, Head of Millfield School, incoming Vice Chair, Boarding Schools Association (BSA) explores how boarding supports modern family life.

Saturday & Sunday

12:00 Deciding between boarding and day
Chaired by London prep school heads who help parents every year with this decision, a panel of boarding and day senior school heads will be taking your questions.

16:00 Saturday & 14:00 Sunday The Good Schools Guide Forum explores Boarding in the 21st century
The days of big dorms, bare floorboards and spartan early morning swims are long gone. But boarding keeps changing. Now British boarding schools are world-beating, hugely international in outlook and recognised for the outstanding quality of their 24/7 education. But how well are they meeting the needs of UK families? Q&A with a GSG expert and a leading boarding school head.

 

Register for Tickets

 

You Might Also Like

Dulwich College bursts with colour for the Junior School Symposium

April saw the Junior School at Dulwich College burst with colour as pupils enjoyed the annual Junior School Symposium once more. This year the theme ... Read Feature

Falcons School for Girls supports return of neighbouring Barnes FC

Falcons School for Girls is proud to announce its general sponsorship of returning local football team, Barnes FC, who are set to make their comeback ... Read Feature

Independent Schools Show 2022

Designed to answer all your questions about the 11+ and 13+ school transition, the talks programme at the Summer Fair brings together the most respected heads and ... Read Feature

Join the Discussion