17-18 March, 2017

British Boarding Schools Show, Dubai

from across the UK

Meet leading schools

from nursery to university

Answers for all ages

plan your child's world-class education

Leading schools

17-18 March, 2017

Sheraton Hotel, Dubai


Friday 17 March - Saturday 18 March 12:00 - 17:00

The benefits of a British boarding school education are unparalleled. No other education system has produced so many eminent world leaders, scientists, academics, artists and celebrated business minds.

British schools also have incredible success rates preparing children for the world’s top universities in Britain, the USA and around the world.

The British Boarding Schools Show returns to Dubai in 2017. The Show enables families living in the Gulf region to gain direct and privileged access to the Heads of some of the most prestigious schools across the UK.

At the British Boarding Show we understand that choosing a school is one of the biggest emotional and financial choices a family will make. Meet current Dubai parents with children in British schools and attend seminars on transfer into the UK system.

On arrival every visitor will receive a comprehensive show guide with information on all exhibiting schools, maps and some helpful questions to ask if help is needed.


Seminar Programme

The programme of seminars is designed to help your child make the best possible transfer into the UK system.

13:00 British Independent Education, the best option for your child?

British independent education is world-renowned, not only for its academic rigour and excellence, but more importantly its holistic and individual approach which ensures that every child reaches their full potential, wherever their strengths may lie. Choosing the school that will give your child the right opportunities to excel, whilst being supported and nurtured is crucial. This session will discuss why British education is so unique, and what to consider in prospective schools in order to find the right one for your child.

Expert speakers include: Caitriona Redding – Head of International Admissions, Oundle School

14:00 IB or A-Level, does it really make a difference?

With more British education providers offering an IB curriculum than ever before, it is vital that parents understand the implications of following one or the other during school, to university and beyond. Our speakers are education heavyweights with many years of experience teaching both curricula. They’ll guide you through what it means to follow both at each stage, from the breadth of subjects and success rates, to higher education choices both in the UK and further afield.

Expert speakers include: Giles Vosper-Brown – Registrar, Malvern College

15:00 5? 8? 11? 13? 16? How can you tell when your child is ready to board?

The flexibility of the British education system means that your child can start their academic adventure in the UK at a range of ages. We’ll talk you through the different considerations pertinent at each potential entry point, and how you can help to make sure that your child is ready to enjoy the next stage of their school life to the full.

Expert speakers include: Lucy Thornton – Head of Admissions, Windlesham House

16:00 Moving on, the US college system and how to maximise your child’s chances of success

The US continues to offer some of the best higher education opportunities in the world. But the application system and entry requirements for non-US citizens can be perplexing. Our expert in the US college system will provide you with insight and knowledge that will help you and your child increase the chance of a successful application.

Expert speaker: Daniel De Witt - Director, Nemecek Bonas MacFarlane

Finding the Right School

This year’s Show in Dubai has been put together to help parents consider how best to give their children the advantages of an international education.

when: Friday 17 March 12.00-17.00
Saturday 18 March 12.00-17.00

where: Sheraton Hotel, Mall of the Emirates

Register now for free tickets

British Boarding Schools Show

With over a decade’s experience of hosting events around the world, The British Boarding Schools Shows have helped thousands of parents make the right choice for their child.

The best education the world has to offer

Marlborough College

British boarding education:

  • Steeped in tradition, but fashioned for the inter-dependence of today’s every-changing world.
  • Produces well mannered, responsible, self-motivated, confident young adults.
  • Prepares students for the best Universities and Academies around the world.
  • All rounded education in academia, sports and the arts.
  • Security and continuity in an unsafe world.
  • Welcomes international pupils. The IB is offered by a large number of schools.

King's Canterbury pupils


Exhibiting Schools

Click on the school to find out more

In partnership with

Barratt London