30 UK schools join Dubai expo
Dubai, February 6, 2014
School heads from 30 British boarding schools will be in Dubai tomorrow (February 7) for the annual two-day UK Boarding School Exhibition where they will meet families seeking education in the UK.
Sue Anderson Consultants (SAC), a leading UK boarding school specialist, will also be attending the expo at the Grosvenor Hotel, Dubai Marina from 2 to 7 pm.
Education specialists, head masters and senior school staff will meet families who are interested in getting admission for their children in the United Kingdom, stated Sue Anderson MBE, the founder of SAC.
An inspirational and dynamic entrepreneur, Sue was awarded the MBE for her services in education after she created her own business, providing information and advice to military and expat families who want their children to benefit from a British Education.
The free and impartial advice offered by SAC provides invaluable support to families in finding a school where their children will blossom and grow to their full potential.
According to Sue, families consider the option of UK boarding for stability of education, the best route to a UK university and excellent learning support for children with Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD and those with more severe problems Autism, Aspergers and Cerebral Palsy.
The schools cover a wide geographical area from across the UK. These include Abbotsholme School, Ashbourne College, Bethany School, Box Hill School, Bromsgrove School, Cheltenham College, Dauntsey’s School, Dean Close School, Eastbourne College, Giggleswick School, Haberdasher’s Monmouth Schools, Lancing College, Merchiston Castle School, Millfield, Monkton Combe School, Oakham School, Princess Helena College, Queen Anne’s School, Queen Margaret’s School, Rossall School, Shaftesbury School, Shrewsbury School, TASIS (The American School in London), Taunton School, Trent College, Warminster School, Windermere School and Woodhouse Grove School.
For the first time, two European boarding schools from Switzerland - Brillantmont International School, and College du Leman - will be part of the exhibition. Altitude camps offer summer language and activity holidays located in a stunning Swiss resort.
Power Tutoring, based in Dubai Knowledge Village will be also on hand to assist with any personlised tutoring that children may require.
A visiting family during last year’s exhibition said: “It was truly useful for me and my daughter to visit your exhibition, as we have much more information and a clearer picture of what to expect. In addition, all the schools' representatives were very professional, kind and patient.”
The exhibition, now in its 9th consecutive year, enables families living in the Gulf region to meet Heads and Representatives of 30 UK boarding schools and talk to UK boarding school specialists.
Students aged between 7 and 19 years have been invited to attend the exhibition and discuss the places available for the next academic year starting in September.
“Over the years we have met many families who are considering boarding schools in the UK. In some instances, we meet the child, interview them and offer them a place at the school which saves the family from travelling and disrupting the child’s schedule. All other logistical matters are completed by correspondence,” said a senior British school official.
Boarding Schools offer a supportive and structured environment with excellent pastoral care, a wide range of subjects with the option of A Level or IB in the Sixth Form. Schools are located in stunning settings across the United Kingdom and offer excellent facilities for sport, music, drama, art and languages in small classes.-TradeArabia News Service