What to expect in UK boarding schools

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It has long been a desire of many Hong Kong parents to send their children abroad for education, and Britain’s renowned boarding schools top the list for many, but it is also one of the greatest emotional and financial decisions a family can make. Sending a child as young as 11 off to a foreign country alone to attend school can often be an intimidating experience.

This lifestyle at boarding schools is known to be helpful in encouraging individual responsibility, giving children the tools they need to self-motivate and maintain high standards without anyone hovering over them.

Here are a few tips on beginning life as a boarder:

  • Open up your mind and embrace the new. Arrive with the attitude of wanting to try new things, not merely reproducing what you’ve been doing in your old school. Specialise, but stay open to new things.
  • It’s often the little things that bring the biggest delight.
  • Work hard on your English. You’ll need to be fluent enough to allow easy access to learning in other areas.

Can you think of any other tips for a student about to start their boarding school experience? 

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