Independent Schools Show 2022

Last Updated on : 28th April 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 admissions directors, alongside education and financial experts.

Each talk follows a magazine format, featuring speakers in conversation, plus plenty of opportunity for your questions.

Corresponding with the talks programme, the brand new ‘Receptions’ feature will enable parents to speak directly with a wide range of schools. Meet London’s greatest ever gathering of school admissions directors and heads in just 45 minutes.

To register for your free ticket go to:

Read on to browse the full programme.


11:15 The pre-tests explained

  • Harry Cobb, Director, Bonas MacFarlane
  • Alex Hatvany, Co-Founder, Atom Learning

12:00 Who thrives in a highly academic London school?

  • Suzie Longstaff, Headmistress, Putney High School GDST
  • Dr Andy Mayfield, Director of Admissions, St Paul’s School

This talk will be followed by a reception featuring admission directors from a wide range of London schools. Full details next week.

12:45 – 13:30 Meet London Schools Reception.

Your unique chance to meet multiple London schools to discuss your child’s 11+/13+ options

  • St Paul’s School
  • St Paul’s Girls
  • South Hampstead High School
  • Streatham & Clapham
  • Berkhamsted
  • Heathfield School
  • Maida Vale School
  • Hall School Wimbledon
  • Woldingham School
  • Fulham School
  • Wimbledon High School

Also joining us:

  • Bonas MacFarlane
  • Atom Learning

13:00 Will my child suit senior boarding?

  • Dr Dominic Luckett. Headmaster, Sherborne School
  • Dominic Oliver, Head Master, Lancing College
  • Will Goldsmith, Head, Bedales

This talk will be followed by a reception featuring heads and admission directors from a wide range of boarding senior and prep schools.

13:45 – 14:30 When to start boarding Reception

  • Bedales
  • Sherborne School
  • Marlborough College
  • Lancing College
  • Heathfield School
  • Millfield School
  • Woldingham School
  • Repton
  • Sevenoaks School
  • Berkhamsted
  • The Royal Hospital
  • Roedean
  • St Edwards, Oxford
  • Windlesham House School
  • Millfield Prep School
  • Cottesmore

Also joining us:

  • Bonas MacFarlane / Camp Bonas

14:00 SEN specialist or a school with a strong SEN department?

  • Koen Claeys, Headmaster, The Moat School
  • Tanya Moran, Headteacher, Abingdon House School & College
  • Brian Martineau, Royal Hospital School

14:45 – 15:30 SEN Options Reception where you will be able to discuss the pathways that might best suit your child’s needs.

  • The Moat School
  • Abingdon House School & College
  • Woldingham School
  • Maida Vale School
  • Royal Hospital School

15:00 Why join a boarding prep at 10 or 11?

  • Ben Evans, Head, Windlesham House School
  • Dan Thornburn, Headmaster, Millfield Prep School

16:00 Paying for it – how do families manage senior school fees?

  • Jesse R Elzinga, Headmaster, Sevenoaks School
  • Camilla Smiley, Scholarship & Bursary Consultant, The Good Schools Guide

17:00 How to move from a state primary to the independent sector

  • David Goodhew, Head, Latymer Upper School
  • Grace Moody-Stuart, Director, The Good Schools Guide
  • Dr Frances Ramsey, Head, Godolphin and Latymer School

This talk will be followed by an extended Q&A.

Standard Tickets booked in advance are FREE (£25 on the door). VIP Tickets are £25 in advance, £50 on the door.


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