b'are the norms) and ensure that your idea of excellence is the same as the schools, but Dont be won over by worthless scholarships, sometimes offered as an incentive by schools to seal the deal. Check how often a child wont be boarding. Half terms, bank holidays and occasional weekend exeats all add up to a considerable chunk of time when pupils arent in school and will need somewhere else to stay. Most schools require parents who live abroad to appoint a guardian for their child (see page 70), but you may also want to ensure family visits coincide with these dates.68'