Many parents ask themselves which school is going to be the best for their child, or if they should consider taking their child to a boarding school. Albeit a new experience, boarding schools have many benefits that will allow children to grow to be mature and responsible young adults.
Here are some benefits for children heading to a boarding school, and what they will learn from their experience.
The huge sense of belonging
In a boarding school environment, you’ll be spending your time making friends and getting to know teachers and boarding staff on a more personal level. You’re effectively living and studying within the same place, so it’s a great place to build skills. As children learn to appreciate their time in boarding school their emotional and physical health improve and their motivation to study increases.
Your child will make friends for life
Many students from across the UK, and even international students, will be in boarding school with your child. It’s highly likely your child will learn to make friends for life within this setting, especially seeing them on a regular basis and they will be growing up together. With the many clubs, activities and after-school sessions available your child will be able to make lasting relationships all year round.
Better academic success
With a lot more time spent with teachers, being able to ask boarding staff for help, and also asking other students in your class about upcoming homework or studies, children tend to have better success in their work.
Better memories spent with family
Not seeing your parents each day does bring a lot of families closer together. It often means that you can all spend time making memories together that will help form closer bonds. Children will already be much more independent at this stage and will look forward to seeing a safe and happy environment at home.