BESSA alumni: My Son chose well

Date Posted: Friday, September 28th, 2018

Nan-Yoong Rin shares his experience with us on how BESSA has helped him and his son, Josh, gain a better understanding about British boarding.

“BESSA was like a well organised supermarket of fine foods” says Rin.  With no prior knowledge

Education is GREAT Britain: Global Lessons from British Boarding

Date Posted: Thursday, September 20th, 2018

The GREAT Britain campaign showcases the best of all the UK has to offer the world, and its boarding schools with long-standing traditions are continuing to innovate and deliver world-class education.  BESSA speaks to Coen Armstrong, recently graduated after five years at

Preparing for Boarding: A Psychological Perspective

Date Posted: Saturday, September 15th, 2018

When parents prepare their children for the big step of sending them overseas for the first time, it is usually approached pragmatically and instinctively.  At BESSA, we decided to take a look from a different perspective: The Psychology of Human Needs.

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Interview: How boarding prepared us for university

Date Posted: Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

Stephanie Cheah, founder of BESSA, speaks to students at the schools show about how their boarding school experiences will help them at university.

There are many reasons why parents decide to choose the boarding school route for their children, but one of

The Power of Online Learning

Date Posted: Sunday, May 20th, 2018

With improved technology online learning has really taken off.  Children and adults across the globe are suddenly able to access a whole host of different teaching options online.  Harriet Blomefield of Keystone Tutors elaborates on the importance and versatility of e-learning.

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My Sixth Form in Britain

Date Posted: Monday, May 7th, 2018

Jia Jun Tan, 18, reflects on the last two years of his Sixth Form experience at Charterhouse School in England, describing it as “eye-opening and enriching”.  Jia Jun is now serving military service in the Singapore army.

Having lived my

The British Sixth Form Curriculum debate rages on – A Levels, Pre-U or the IB?

Date Posted: Wednesday, October 18th, 2017


The variety of sixth form courses available in UK schools is a prime example of how all roads lead to Rome – students can take different paths to enter higher education depending on their own specific ambitions, learning styles and skill

Girl Power

Date Posted: Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Jane Gandee, Headmistress at St Swithun’s School in Winchester, tells how her girls grow up to really be themselves.

There are many excellent independent schools, some of which are single-sex. The question for the discerning parent is whether the