Each year newspapers report tales of application forms being completed in hospital beds and couriered to waiting admissions staff to ensure a top spot in a London nursery. However nurseries aside, even though London has a chronic shortage of places, few schools these days require registration at birth. But you still need to move quickly to get a place. Parents who understand the system and plan ahead tend to get their children into the best schools and nurseries.

The ultimate forum for parents:

  • Meet the country's leading nurseries and pre-prep schools, all under one roof;
  • Meet school admission teams;
  • Find the nursery and school that suits your child's needs;
  • Hear talks by the UK's top nursery and pre-prep heads.

The Definitive Word on Independent Education

Hear from the brightest thinkers and most respected Heads at the renowned Education Theatre. Below you can watch some of last year's talks to get a flavour of the high quality advice available at the Show.

Questions parents and students come to the show to get answered:

  • When should I register my child for nursery and schools?
  • How do I choose the nursery and pre-prep school that will be right for my child?
  • Should I be considering a 'through school' that can take my child from nursery to university entrance? Or is it better to follow the traditional patterns and move upwards from pre-prep to prep and senior schools?
  • Would single-sex or co-education suit my child best?
  • Should I consider moving to be near a school outside London?
  • I am considering a blend of the state and independent systems. How do I get my child into an independent school from a state primary school?

The Independent Schools Show has helped thousands of students and their parents answer these kinds of questions.

2017 Show

Saturday 11 November 2017
10am-5pm
Sunday 12 November 2017
10.30am-4.30pm

Where:
Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park,
London, SW11 4NJ

 

Key Talks

The Education Theatre answers the burning questions and informs parents about independent education. Don’t miss the key sessions for this age group:

From toys to timetables, the transition from nursery to school can be tough for young…
November 13, 2016

11:10 How to begin - nursery, pre-prep and prep explained

From toys to timetables, the transition from nursery to school can be tough for young children, and it is equally difficult to decide on which route, school and strategy is right for you and your family. Registrations on the day of birth and other short stories! 
Professor Mark Bailey, High Master of St Paul’s School, explains who is eligible to apply…
November 12, 2016

11:15 How to access private education, breaking down the financial barriers

Professor Mark Bailey, High Master of St Paul’s School, explains who is eligible to apply for a scholarship or a bursary and how schools are widening the net further.
William Petty Director of Tuition at Bonas MacFarlane Education and Lucy Elphinstone, Headmistress of Francis Holland…
November 13, 2016

14:45 How to improve your chances of success

William Petty Director of Tuition at Bonas MacFarlane Education and Lucy Elphinstone, Headmistress of Francis Holland School Sloane Square, examine what role tutoring can play and how to identify what's right for your child.


Plan your day at the Show, with the full programme.

 

Exhibiting schools with Nurseries & Pre-Preps