Boarding Schools in England

When is the right time to take your child to boarding school in England? Ask ten different parents and you may get ten different answers. The truth is the right time to take your child to boarding school will all depend on you. There are some parents who prefer to send their children off early so that they can become independent as soon as possible while there are others who think that keeping your child at home in their formative years is important and they should only go to boarding school after they turn 15. There are many others who think that any age in between is okay.
How old your child is when you send them off to boarding school will depend on both of you – how ready are you to let go of them, but more importantly, how ready are they to leave home? There are some parents who send off children when they are very young so that they can balance the demands of their careers with raising children. If this is the only reason why you want to pack your child off to boarding school you may want to explore some other child care options before you make a decision. You may send your child off at a very young age and if they don’t take to their new environment they may struggle throughout their lives because of your decision.
It is best to make decisions about boarding school when your child is old enough to contribute to the discussion. They should be able to understand that they will be away from home for long periods of time and they will not be able to see you as often as they would like.
You can send them to a school like the Cambridge Centre for Sixth Form Studies where they can come home on weekends. Find out more about the school on