Many students change schools for sixth form, and many more decide to stay put. Some enter stand-alone sixth form colleges, others move from single-sex to co-education, some start boarding, others stop. The options for students at 16+ are enormous. Whichever path you choose to take, the final two years at school will be the springboard that launches you into university and career. 

The ultimate forum for parents and students:

  • Meet the country's leading sixth forms, all under one roof;
  • Meet school admission teams;
  • Find the school that suits your needs;
  • Hear talks by the country's leading educationalists and the UK's top heads;
  • Hear admissions advice from top university consultants.

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:

  • Should I stay where I am or change schools?
  • What curriculum should I study, A-level or IB?
  • How do I make best use of the sixth form to make a really first rate university application?
  • How do I find out about the scholarships and bursaries that are available?
  • The pressures on teenagers can be enormous, how do we ensure that our teenager stays healthy, safe and sane?

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

2017 Show

Saturday 11 November 2017
Sunday 12 November 2017

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:

November 12, 2016

12:15 How to stand out from the crowd, improving your career and university strategy

Outlining all the ingredients and factors that the world's leading universtities in the UK and USA, and also the top employers in the work place will be looking for in your child. This talk will clearly detail how to maximise your child's chances of standing out in these highly competitive options after school.
November 12, 2016

15:00 Your changing child... providing support, learning to cope and nurturing achievement

Dr. Sarah Wynick, Consultant Child Psychiatrist, & Laverne Antrobus, Consultant Child and Educational Psychologist, discuss providing support for your changing child, learning to cope and nurturing achievement.
November 13, 2016

12:50 How to access scholarships and bursaries

With rising school fees, scholarships and bursaries provide a lifeline for many parents. But with each school having it's own requirements the choices can be confusing. Susan Hamlyn, Director of The Good Schools Guide Education Consultants, and Ben Nicholls, Director of Social Responsibility & PSHE at Charterhouse, will unravel the options.
November 13, 2016

13:45 Action for Happiness

Sir Anthony Seldon discusses new learning techniques and ways to measure outcomes. How do parents know if their children are happy and content and what should the best schools and teachers be doing to examine their value-add. 
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.
November 13, 2016

15:30 How to value a private education

Patrick Derham, Head Master of Westminster School and Adam Pettitt, Head of Highgate, discuss why children from independent schools perform better in their careers.

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


Exhibiting Sixth Forms