Boarding School

To Board or Not to Board?

Steve Spriggs | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK Parents
Steve Spriggs

But is boarding school really that bad? Yes, there will be homesickness, especially for younger children, but in today's world of email, Skype and social media, you can be in regular contact with family, wherever they are in the world. As many parents work full time, kids who do live at home probably spend more time in school clubs or with nannies and babysitters than with their own flesh and blood.

I Went Back to My School After 12 Years and Shone a Light in a Dark Place

Jojo Furnival | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jojo Furnival

I didn't have a happy time at school. I was clever, and bored most of the time so I became rebellious. Smoking became interesting, as did drinking. After my GCSE's I changed schools, being awarded a music scholarship to a well-known boarding school.

What I Mean When I Talk About Boarding

Gerri McAndrew | Posted 12.06.2016 | UK
Gerri McAndrew

Is boarding the right choice for a child's development and overall well-being? When is it right for a child to spend most of the week at a school instead of at home? These are questions that often come up when discussing whether or not boarding is the right option for a child.

Boarding School Teacher Jailed For Abusing Boys

PA | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK

A teacher at a private boarding school has been jailed for three years after pleading guilty to abusing pupils as young as seven years old. Nichola...

Boarding School Isn't as Awful as Hollywood Would Have You Believe

Josephine A Boyce | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Josephine A Boyce

Often, you'll see evil parents in films threatening their naughty children with boarding school, like it's the ultimate punishment. Well, that's just a load of nonsense. When I was eight years old I went to boarding school. A lot of people will automatically think 'how awful' - it wasn't. As the youngest of four I knew boarding school was going to be on the cards one day.

Councillor Under Investigation By Police Over 'Sexual Volcano' Comments

PA | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK Politics

Police are looking into "thoughtless and extremely foolish" remarks about immigrant children by a former Conservative Party councillor. Sussex Poli...

Charity To Place 2,000 Disadvantaged Children In Top Schools

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Hundreds of children from poor backgrounds are set to be offered places at top boarding schools such as Eton and Harrow, it has been announced. A n...

RNCF Charity Calls for all Boarding Schools to Have 'Social' Bursaries

Colin Morrison | Posted 21.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Colin Morrison

It is important not to lose sight of the disadvantaged young people who need (and deserve) not only a good school but also a safe, secure, and supportive home.

WATCH: Indonesian Students Play Football - With Fire

Barcroft/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Indonesian students have proved they're hot stuff after pictures emerged of them playing football... with fire. Kicking a ball of flame around for ...

How Boarding Schools Can 'Save' the Lives of Vulnerable Young People

Colin Morrison | Posted 18.08.2012 | UK
Colin Morrison

Local authority children's services directors will be in Westminster this week (Wednesday, 20 June) to discuss how vulnerable young people might be saved from eventually needing to be taken into care by going instead to boarding school. The officials will be addressed by Children & Families Minister Tim Loughton and his Labour predecessor Lord Adonis.

Schoolboy Expelled For 'Inappropriate' Pictures Of Staff

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 09.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Frank Lampard's former public school has expelled a pupil for taking pictures up a staff member's skirt. The pupil, who attended Brentwood school, ...