The British Boarding Schools Show is pleased to return to Dubai on 18 and 19 March 2016. For the fourth year running, the British Boarding Schools Show (BBSS) will welcome parents and students of the Dubai educational community to the Sheraton Dubai – Mall of the Emirates Hotel, to meet leading names in British education and learn more about boarding school options in the UK.

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Alumni of British boarding schools are highly successful due to the exceptional standard of education they have received. Many of them win places at world class universities in Britain, the USA and Europe, and go on to forge highly successful careers. Some of the participating schools such as Bedales, Malvern College and Marlborough College have graduated names such as Cara Delevingne, C.S. Lewis and The Duchess of Cambridge, respectively. Parents from across the globe send their children to British boarding schools, who then go on to become leaders, eminent thinkers and entrepreneurs around the world.

Graduate level education in the United States is often an end goal for boarding school students, as the rigorous programme tends to set students on a scholarly path. Data from 2015 also shows that the Middle East makes up 10% of international students studying at US colleges and universities, which is a 12% year on year increase. In the UAE, the total number of students in the US showed a 3.4% increase from the previous year, 73% of which studying at the undergraduate level. [1]

There are a number of useful topics that parents can raise with participating schools that will help determine whether a school will suit their child. Over the course of the two days, BBSS will also host a series of seminars with speakers from the participating schools. The seminars will not only assist parents in choosing the right school for their children but also provide information on the British education system and its benefits.

David Wellesley Wesley, Show Director and Founder commented “The British Boarding Schools Show is the ideal platform for parents to gather vital information needed to make an informed decision on not only boarding school education but British education as a whole. At the Show, parents can meet and compare a variety of leading British boarding, single sex and co-educational schools from all over the UK. Whether they are thinking about the future, or need to make a decision imminently, the Show will enable parents to explore different approaches to education and make choices based on their child’s particular needs, interests and aptitudes.”

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