Preparatory schools


Military families have long relied on boarding schools to provide a safe and stable environment in which their children can flourish academically and emotionally and Prep schools strive to create a ‘home from home’ and give children stability.

  • How do we develop a social conscience in our children?

    An independent education needs to go much further. Nothing is more important than inspiring children to be genuinely outward-looking, with a passion to serve and support those less fortunate than themselves. This vision needs to sit at the heart of...

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  • Advantages

    The advantages of starting boarding in a preparatory school

    Long gone are the days when parents would drop their children at the school gate and wave goodbye until half term. Many schools offer a variety of boarding options – weekly, flexi or full – giving something for everyone.  For...

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    Importance of kindness

    At Port Regis we held a Kindness Month, encouraging all members of the school community to carry out random acts of kindness and thoughtfulness. This initiative was an extension of the national Random Acts of Kindness Day. Post boxes were...

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  • The popularity of prep school boarding

    A generation or two ago, it was unusual for both parents to work, whereas today the opposite is true. As a result, we have seen an increase in ‘flexi-boarding’ where parents can choose the occasional day for their child to...

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  • Boys

    Boys only? The case has never been stronger

    The right setting for boys to thrive Let’s take boys as an example. There is no doubt that most boys benefit from regular and vigorous exercise and that they achieve their very best in a competitive situation. This is why...

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  • Child

    It takes a village to raise a child

    Nowadays, raising a child can no longer just be the job of the ‘village’ – parents, grandparents and other family and friends. Schools need to shoulder even more responsibility in helping children become well-balanced individuals, with a holistic focus on...

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  • Pastoral Care

    Home from home – the key to quality pastoral care in a boarding environment

    All good schools claim to have excellent pastoral care. But not all schools can demonstrate this through genuinely caring and supportive relationships which act as a filter for all events taking place in a busy school. Not all schools are...

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  • Stability

    Stability breeds success: the benefits of boarding young

    The educational impact of this is obvious. Without boarding, Service children can be in serious danger of missing out on a proper education, significantly harming their chances of happiness and success in adult life. This is not just because of...

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    Why board at a country prep school?

    Boarding prep schools offer the opportunity for childhood to last longer and for that childhood to be enhanced. Boarding schools provide an environment with excellent pastoral care and an extensive array of stimulating activities, where children’s time is carefully balanced...

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  • Scotland

    Choosing a boarding prep school – in Scotland!

    However, today’s boarding schools are not ‘Hogwarts’ and, in separating myth from reality, it is important to remember that they serve an important purpose, especially for those who find themselves in a situation where the stability of home life is...

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