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15 Sep 2018

British Boarding Schools Show to be held in Delhi, Mumbai

British Boarding Schools Show coming to India soon

A show next month seeks to expose discerning Indian families to the concept of a UK boarding school education and the benefits that such an experience can bring for a student.

The first ever British Boarding Schools Show in India will be held in New Delhi and Mumbai and will bring the registrars and heads from selected leading boarding schools from across the UK.

In context

British Boarding Schools Show coming to India soon
Indian families can discover the importance of UK boarding schools

The benefits

Indian families can discover the importance of UK boarding schools

Families attending the show can discover firsthand what it means to board in the UK and learn about the incredible opportunities that these schools can offer them quite apart from just a world-class academic offering, says William Petty, Director of Bonas MacFarlane Education, London.

Bonas Macfarlane, a provider of private tuition and educational advice in the UK is organizing the show.

Opportunities

Want to study in Cambridge? Enroll in UK-based school: Petty

There will be special benefits for Indian students.

"An Indian student aiming for a leading UK university or US college can do much to enhance their chances of successful applications merely by moving to a UK-based school," says Petty, adding, data suggests Indian students applying to Cambridge from a UK independent school are 300% more likely to succeed than applying from an Indian school.

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Numbers had fallen, but have been rising since 5yrs: Petty

Growth

Numbers had fallen, but have been rising since 5yrs: Petty

Petty admits the number of Indians boarding in the UK has fallen over last two decades, as high-achieving schools, like iGCSE, A-level and the IB program, were being founded in India, adding, "In last five years it has begun to rise."

He said an average British boarding school has an array of academic subjects on offer, as well as co-curricular activities, creative arts, etc.

Rules

Student visas valid only for the duration of the course

Also, there will be no such condition that mandates students opting for studies in the UK will have to stay there for further studies.

"Student visas apply only to the institution where Indian students are attending on a full-time basis for the duration of the course of study. Once the studies have been completed, the visa expires within a few months," Petty says.

Schools rely on donations to develop new facilities: Petty

Donations

Schools rely on donations to develop new facilities: Petty

Petty also dismisses the recent reports that some of the UK's most in-demand private schools were willing to accept donations in return for coveted places.

"Many British boarding schools are charitable trusts and whilst their fees seem high they generate very little profit. Therefore the schools rely on donations and endowments to maintain bursaries and develop new facilities," Petty says.

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What are the timings of the British Boarding School Show? Will they provide any special scholarship award?

Asked on 24-09-2018 by areebah aisha

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The timings of the British Boarding Schools Show is 11 am and 6 pm on October 6, 2018. The administration has not announced any type of scholarships to be provided to the Indian students during the show.

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What is the date and venue of this British Boarding Schools Show?

Asked on 17-09-2018 by areebah aisha

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The show will be held on 4th October in Delhi at 'The Oberoi Hotel'. The next show will be held in Mumbai on 6th October at 'St Regis Hotel'. You need to register yourself at Eventbrite prior to the show. The registration is free.

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