My time at boarding school
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At the beginning of year six, when I was ten, my mum brought up the subject of secondary school and I realised that, after that year, I would have to leave the school and people I had known for many years. I knew I would have to leave my friends, because they were all going […]

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Dead Poets Society Analysis
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Conformity caused by subconscious influences as well as direct and overt pressure is investigated thoroughly in the movie, ‘Dead Poets’ Society’. The director, Peter Weir uses fundamental aspects of the film to convey and develop of this main theme. It is through the setting of Welton Academy and its surroundings, the movie shows that the […]

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Down a Dark Hall
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Down a Dark Hall written by Lois Duncan is a book about a girl named Kit Gordy, going to a boarding school miles away from the closest town, which is a small village Blackwood. She comes to her new home for the school year with her new step father Dan and her worrying mother, who […]

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The British Educational System
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The basic features of the British educational system are the same as they are anywhere else in Europe. There are three recognized stages, with children moving from the first stage (primary) to the second stage (secondary) at around the age of 11. The third (tertiary) stage is ‘further’ education at university or college. British children […]

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Popular Questions About Boarding school

What do boarding schools do?
Boarding schools are residential private schools, which means students live at school during the academic year. ... A boarding school's main goal is to provide a learning community where students can concentrate on their studies, mature and reach their full potential.
Why do kids go to boarding school?
By attending boarding school, children are given more independence earlier and will learn to adapt to living in a community outside of their family unit. This enhances their preparation for life beyond education, helping to develop their maturity and independence before entering the adult world.
What age can a child go to boarding school?
Nearly all boarding preps go up to age 13 (year 8) because they prepare pupils for senior boarding schools that start in year 9. The majority of pupils at these prep schools start 'proper' boarding at around age 11 although some may have tried it out previously via flexi boarding or doing the occasional 'taster' night.