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The headmaster/mistress runs the school but boarding houses are usually the domain of either houseparents or, in smaller schools, the head of boarding. Whilst the housemaster/mistress oversee the house, the day-to-day running is usually under the supervision of a matron. (Article published 5th May 2008)
Each school as unique as your child? Give a great deal of thought to what sort of character you want your child to turn out to be. Do not be taken in by charming heads or their marketing genies entertaining you with Power-Point presentations and handing out videos (always taken on sunny days and always displaying the best of everything). (Article published 14th May 2008)
It's not just the financial outlay... Most people are aware that, for the vast majority of boarding schools hefty fees and extras are a given, but what about the hidden costs? The social, the emotional? (Article published 14th May 2008)
Admission to state boarding schools is open to British citizens, EU passport holders and anyone with right of residence in The UK. State boarding schools do not have the same freedom that independent schools enjoy. They must adhere to codes of practice such as those laid down for Special Educational Needs (SEN) and for admissions.
Identifying and locating grammar schools. Grammar schools are located in 36 English local authorities. Almost half of these are considered 'selective authorities' (eg Kent and Buckinghamshire), where around one in five local children are selected for grammar school entry based on ability. The others are areas such as Barnet or Kingston, with only a few grammar schools.
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