Education in the UK

The Royal Hospital School

“Discovery, exploration and challenge remain at the heart of our educational values at the Royal Hospital School. We encourage our pupils to discover their passions and strengths. We also challenge them to be ambitious inside and beyond the classroom.”   The Royal Hospital School was founded in 1712 in order to prepare boys for service… Read More »


Charterhouse School, UK

  Charterhouse is one of the schools that I am most regularly asked about when parents are considering a British education. Its reputation for academic excellence appeals to those with intellectual aspirations (27 Oxbridge places in 2017); the multiple academic options at 6th form (A Level, IB and Pre U) is a real attraction; its… Read More »


Sedbergh School – UK

A Gem in the North West of England In complete contrast to the newness of schools in the UAE, Sedbergh School was established in 1525, set across two villages in the Lake District in Cumbria with a prep school located in the village of Casterton and the main school in Sedbergh itself. This is a… Read More »


Sevenoaks School – UK

  Sevenoaks is best known as the top performing IB school in the UK – it fully adopted the IB diploma curriculum in favour of A Levels in 2006 and has consistently performed at the highest levels. But there is so much more to this co-educational day/boarding school.  It is located half an hour from… Read More »


Eastbourne College – UK

Simon Davies, the retiring headmaster of Eastbourne College explained that his four pillars for an Eastbourne pupil are Excellence, Participation, Integrity and Kindness but equally the acronym could stand for Enthusiasm and Expectations, Passion, Intelligence and Courtesy. The pupils I met certainly demonstrated all of these qualities in abundance. The College is set on the… Read More »


Eton College – UK

Why this top British boarding school continues to rule the world…   There will be few people across the globe who will not have heard of Eton College – it is the byword for all that is held to be excellent in British education.  Its fame is based on many things: its long history, founded… Read More »


Wellington School – UK

  Always one of the stalwarts of the British Public School, Wellington College has been on a meteroric rise with the arrival of new headmaster Dr Anthony Seldon in 2006. After becoming fully co-educational, its popularity grew exponentially and it became the ‘go to’ school for many families.  The stunning surroundings are definitely part of… Read More »


Rugby School – UK

When families come to see me to find out about boarding schools in the UK, I always recommend that the one question they must ask, as overseas parents, is “How many pupils are in for Sunday lunch?” Many schools claim to be full boarding but in reality a significant number of pupils are out every… Read More »