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The British Boarding Schools Show Returns to the UAE

The 9th edition of year of the UAE’s leading educational show brings experts from over 25 of the finest British Schools to help parents navigate the post COVID educational landscape

The British Boarding School Dubai 2021 returns to the UAE for its ninth edition this winter, taking place on the 26-27th November at the Sheraton Hotel, Mall of the Emirates. The show will bring together over 25 of the most prestigious and well-regarded British schools under one roof, offering educational advice and information to parents and prospective pupils after one of the most profound and fundamental times of change in the educational world in the past century.

After a period where the lid was lifted onto the complexities of schooling, with students around the world forced to be home schooled, the nature of independent education has been thrown into the spotlight. At the show, parents can understand the true value that British schooling can offer, specifically the nature of critical thinking and rigor of independent analysis that are so vital for future employers and success in the modern workplace. At the Show, parents are afforded personal access to the Administration Directors and Heads of each of the participating schools and can gain invaluable, first-hand insight into school entry requirements.

David Wellesley Wesley, founder of The British Schools Show comments, “Over the past 18 months; a time of unprecedented societal upheaval, parents had to become teachers and now understand exactly how their children learn. This has posed the question as to what the future template of schooling looks like and how educational institutions can embrace technology, flexibility and bring individualized programmes into the classroom. Character, wellbeing, group work, debate, public speaking, punctuality, honesty, self-presentation are areas of focus now and we invite parents residing in Dubai to visit the British Boarding Schools Show to navigate this new normal.”

It is estimated that the UAE sends around 15,000 children for overseas education per year, a number that is rising around 3-4% year-on-year. The UK has traditionally been the most popular destination country for Emirati degree-seeking students, accounting for an estimated 30% of the student body. Returning travel to and from the UK is set to increase the mobility of students and parents looking for world-class education opportunities outside of their home country.

Parents and children are encouraged to attend the Show’s diverse series of seminar talks for to further access

in-depth analysis and discussion about the educational landscape as we move forward beyond the pandemic era.

Registration, including all seminars and talks are free for attendees.

Topics include:

  • Should I Stay, or Should I Go?
  • IB or A-Level – What’s Right for Your Child?
  • When Is the Right Time to Make The Move?
  • US College or UK University?
  • Friday 26th November 2021: 12:00 – 17:00 – Sheraton Hotel, Mall of the Emirates Saturday 27th November 2021: 12:00 – 17:00 -Sheraton Hotel, Mall of the Emirates Hotel
  • This event is open to the public, and tickets are free of charge with online registration.


British Boarding Schools Show 2021 exhibitors include:

  • Ackworth School
  • Aiglon College
  • Amadeus International School Vienna
  • Ashbourne College
  • Badminton School
  • College et Lycee St-Charles
  • Concord College
  • Culford
  • Fettes College
  • Gresham’s
  • International School San Petricio Toledo
  • King’s Taunton
  • King’s College, The British School of Madrid
  • Lancing College
  • Marlborough College
  • Millfield Prep School
  • Millfield School
  • Queen Ethelburga’s
  • Rossall School
  • Royal Alexandra and Albert
  • The Royal Masonic School for Girls • Rugby School
  • St. Anselm’s School
  • Sevenoaks School
  • Sotogrande International School
  • St Edmunds College and Prep
  • St Edmund’s Cantebury
  • Stonyhurst College
  • Strathallan
  • Wycliffe College

At the British Boarding Schools Show, we assemble our strongest ever line-up of speakers and schools, giving parents a unique and free opportunity to get all their education questions answered under one roof. Over the past decade, we have put thousands of families in touch with schools that have molded their children’s lives.

As the UK’s largest school open day, the British Boarding Schools Show annually welcomes 200 of the leading schools to Battersea Park for an informative and dynamic event to meet key admission teams; speak with heads; enquire about entry requirements at all stages; and explore scholarships and bursaries.The British Boarding Schools Show has been hosted in London for 13 years, and has since opened its doors in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, Milan and Istanbul.

For more information, please contact:

Anisha Sharma | TOH Public Relations anisha@tohpr.com | +971 4382 8900