Boarding Schools in the United Kingdom started during the medieval era, when boys were sent to monasteries or noble households to gain education. Gradually, the classic British boarding school became increasingly popular during the British Empire as more and more colonial administrators focused on ensuring that their children attended the best public schools in the UK. The boarding schools provide a conducive learning atmosphere for the local children and save those coming from far from travelling considerably long distances. In addition, boarding school allows children to meet and interact with other kids from different backgrounds, providing a wider horizon for the learners, which may not be available at home, or nearby day schools. Besides, boarding schools in England ensure that learners interact in equal terms and are trained to be responsible of their success and that of others.
Admission into Boarding School for Various Grades
In the United Kingdom, boarding school accommodates pupils all the way from kindergarten to upper sixth grade. For admission into boarding school, Kindergarten pupils must pass the age assessment test, which are usually tested individually. The kids also get to spend some time with other children in their peer groups.
The senior school comprises a majority 11, 13 and 16+ students.
7 and 9 Years
Pupils who aspire to join 7 and 9 years usually register for an entrance exam, which is administered at the end of January of every year. The examinations tests for English, Math, and non verbal knowledge. A report from the former school is also required and a physical interview with the headmistress, deputy and senior teacher as well.
Entry into Sixth Form
Sixth form admission largely depends on GCSE or equivalent qualifications accompanied with a reference report from the student’s previous school. The dates for taking the admission exam largely depend on the decision of the admitting school.