Author: LauraP

Pupils cooking at Bethany

A friendly welcome at Boarding School Bethany School, Kent

Our recent tour of South East schools took us to Bethany which is situated in the heart of the beautiful Kent countryside near Goudhurst.  Bethany is a co-educational day and boarding school with around 352 students aged 11-18.  Only 55 miles from central London with excellent links to Heathrow and […]

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Art at St Bedes School on display

Visit to Boarding School Bede’s Senior School, Sussex

We recently visited Bede’s Senior School, a co-educational day and boarding school in the pretty village of Upper Dicker in the Sussex countryside. It has around 804 pupils and approximately 320 boarders. A holistic approach to education What you immediately notice about Bede’s is how unique it is. It is […]

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Boarding school event for Forces for families, Sandhurst

UK Boarding School Event, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst 7 February

View leaflet here Calling HM Forces families! Education Consultants Claire Calder and Linda Lloyd-Jones from Claire Calder Consultancy will be at the Wish Stream Community Centre, Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst on Wednesday, 7th February. We understand that it can be overwhelming to navigate your child’s education, especially when it comes […]

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Ardingly College

Visit to boarding and day school Ardingly College in Sussex

We had a super visit to boarding and day school Ardingly College last week and one cannot help but be impressed by it. The school was founded in 1858 and built in a Victorian gothic style set in 250 acres of beautiful Sussex countryside. Only 40 miles from central London […]

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Your questions answered: The ISEB Common Pre-Test

The Common Pre-Test are online age-standardised tests taken in Years 6 or 7 (when a child is aged between 10 and 12) and are used to assess pupils’ potential and attainment before they take the Common Entrance exam in Year 8.

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Pupils at Box Hill School, Surrey

Thinking of Applying for a Boarding School? Don’t Leave it too Late!

Senior schools’ admissions process Years ago, the switch from prep school to senior school was relatively simple. Parents would choose a boarding school for their child, register and then the child would sit Common Entrance at the end of prep school (Year 8). If they passed, they were in. Today […]

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Girls at boarding school in dormitory

Homesickness at Boarding School

UK Boarding schools provide an amazing all-round education with a strong emphasis on holistic development. As a parent, it is one of the best decisions you can make for your child. No matter how convinced you are of this, it is a heart-wrenching experience to hear they’re homesick. Receiving tearful […]

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Our Armed Forces Covenant Pledge

We are extremely proud to announce that Claire Calder Consultancy Ltd have signed the Armed Forces Covenant. The Armed Forces Covenant is a national pledge to treat our veterans and military families with fairness and respect. Any organisation in the UK can pledge their support. As military spouses ourselves, it […]

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Announcing that we’re now a British Boarding Schools Network Approved Agent

We are very proud to announce that Claire Calder Consultancy has been given Approved Agent status and has gained membership of the British Boarding Schools Network (BBSN). It is an honour to be recognised and to be joining a renowned network of international educational consultants working in partnership with the […]

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