Thursday 24 July 2014


Boarding

A selection of articles from previous issues of Attain about boarding.

Homesickness
Homesickness

Homesickness is often more of a problem for parents than children as Hilary Moriarty explains. When a child starts at boarding school, a piece of our old world is suddenly missing, leaving us with an incomplete jigsaw, a jagged edge, painful when we run our fingers across it. And we do that perhaps too often – over coffee and at the bottom of a wine glass.

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You know it makes sense!
You know it makes sense!

Look at the ages of boarders in prep schools and inexorably the numbers rise as the ages go up - with increased maturity and familiarity with their school, many a child opts to board in the last one or two years before senior school. Hilary Moriarty looks at the current trends.

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Hidden Corner of the Garden
Hidden Corner of the Garden

Academies and Free Schools have certainly been springing up in all corners of the education garden, not to mention axes falling on previously sturdy plants such as GCSEs and A Levels. Hilary Moriarty surveys the scene for boarding.

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Header Photo: Brighton College