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

We understand that choosing a school is one of the biggest emotional and financial choices a family will make. The British Boarding Schools Show enables parents to speak individually to schools and get your questions answered.

At the Show meet:

6585 years of history 3-18 ages 59% A*/A average GCSE
6563 acres 9 single sex schools  47.7% A*/A average A Level/Pre-U equivalent
174 Oxbridge offers 24 co-ed schools 36 IB average
19306 pupils 25% pupils from overseas   


Extra-curricular activities‚Äč: pottery, fishing, kick-boxing, water polo, riding, netball, football, hockey, rugby, cricket, athletics, swimming, rowing, falconry, canoeing, rock-climbing, sailing, D of E, CCF, Photography, kayaking, mountain biking, dance, reeling, conservation, shooting, yoga, farming, fencing, lacrosse, fly fishing, clay pigeon shooting, caving, coastering, mountaineering, sub-aqua, soccer, tennis, badminton, fundraising, golf, skiing, beekeeping, knitting, fives, chess, cross-country, beagling, public speaking, snorkeling, hill walking, singing, electric car racing, wine tasting, windsurfing, judo, trampolining, water polo, show jumping, cryptic crosswords, debating, hunting, gardening

Famous alumni: C S Lewis, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, Indira Ghandi, Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein of Jordan, Charles Prince of Wales, Benjamin Britten, Samantha Cameron, Charles Darwin, Zara Phillips, John Sergeant, Max Mosley, Jonny Wilkinson, Orlando Bloom, Emilia Fox, Lucean Freud, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Charles Darwin, Michael Morpurgo, William Morris, Tori James, Jack Whitehall


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. Refreshments are also available at the show.

In addition to meeting leading schools, you can attend our comprehensive seminar programme which runs throughout the show. During these sessions, experts consider some of the key questions that parents may wish to consider when thinking about British boarding options, giving you every opportunity to gain insight and gather information.

  • 33 exhibiting schools
  • 1349 Middle East boarders in UK (2017)
  • 7 years of Dubai show
  • 10 talks