The Independent Schools Show Returns to Battersea

The Independent Schools Show returns to Battersea this November with more than 240 schools exhibiting, from nurseries through to sixth form colleges

Schools choices are one of the most difficult decisions for parents. In an effort to help you find out more about what the independent sector offers, the Independent School Show offers access to more leading educators than any other event in the UK.

Taking place at the Evolution Centre in Battersea Park, the show, now in its 13th year, features famous names in British education such as Fettes College, Harrow School, Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Marlborough College, Wycombe Abbey and Wellington College, as well as independent school groups such as Cognita and GDST. Leading boarding schools from Ireland, Switzerland and the USA are also exhibiting.

Three London Parents Forum Education Theatres offer access to the sector’s leading thinkers – including Patrick Derham OBDE, Ralph Lucas and Susan Hamlyn – who will be covering topics from affordability and admission requirements to how parents can support their child to deal with an ever-changing world.

‘Of course it is an opportunity to recruit good pupils (and parents), but quite apart from this – and at least as important – is the fact it’s the best forum by a country mile for the exchange of ideas and gaining an understanding of each other in whichever part of the sector we work,’ said the Director of Admissions at Marlborough College of the Independent Schools Show.

David Wellesley Wesley, the Show Director and Founder, added: ‘The Show presents parents like me with the opportunity to discover how the different schools work, where their child can flourish and to learn about financial options such as bursaries. For many parents, it has already proved a vital part in their quest.’

Find the full list of speakers and topics in the Education Theatre here, and the full list of schools exhibiting here.

The Independent Schools Show is open from 10am-5pm on Saturday 9 November & 10.30am-4.30pm on Sunday 10 November at Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park SW8 4NW. Tickets range from free to £200.


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