Making the most of your visit to this year's Independent Schools Show.
Independent Schools Show
Chelsea Bridge Entrance, Battersea Park
London SW8 4NW
Battersea Park is on the south side of the Thames, between Albert & Chelsea Bridge. The Evolution Centre is in the middle of the Park. There are good transport links.
The Independent School Show is a great day out.
Spend a day at the Independent Schools Show and meet the UK's leading schools, all under one roof. This is the most efficient way imaginable to begin your search for a school.
Come with friends and bring your children. They will be fully entertained in our crèche.
Meanwhile you can get on with the serious business. Talk to as many people as you can and catch all the speakers This year's Education Theatre Programme, our best yet, will help you answer all your questions.
Tickets are free if you register in advance.
All the family will be engaged, entertained & informed
Make it a day out in the park...
Q: Is there car parking?Q: Is there car parking?
Yes, The Battersea Evolution has free parking for 200 cars and a larger car park next to the venue. Parking marshals will assist.
Q: Can we bring our children?Q: Can we bring our children?
Yes, we encourage children to come along and meet the schools, we also have Sharky & George entertainment, a fully staffed crèche and many more activities. Also, Battersea Park has a zoo and adventure playground.
Q: Who will be on the school stands?Q: Who will be on the school stands?
Perhaps the Head, but certainly the Senior Admissions staff, who explain how their school works, what it offers and why it might be right for your child.
Q: How do I choose the right school?Q: How do I choose the right school?
It's a challenge! And that's why we are here! To help you work your way into the heart of the independent sector, to understand the scope of what's on offer. There is a very right, and therefore possibly a wrong, choice for each child. Everyone at the Show knows choosing a school is one of the biggest emotional and financial choices every family will make.... We help parents with this choice every day. Come to the Show and tap into all this expertise under one roof.
Q: If I know nothing about UK private education where do I start?Q: If I know nothing about UK private education where do I start?
Come to the Show. Come and find a member of our staff. We'll sit down with you, discuss any concerns and make suggestions as to suitable schools to meet, based on your child.
Q : How long will we be at the show?Q : How long will we be at the show?
Expect to spend a couple of hours visiting stands and short listing schools.
Q : How much does it cost?Q : How much does it cost?
Entry to the show is free, providing you have registered in advance. On entry, you will be given a free official show guide, which provides detailed information on each and every school at the show.
Q: Can I find out about bursaries and funding at the show?Q: Can I find out about bursaries and funding at the show?
Yes. You can ask each school whose stand you visit about their own provision.
Q : Is there food at the show?Q : Is there food at the show?
Yes, food and drink is available in the Organic Café.
Q : How can I best prepare for my visit?Q : How can I best prepare for my visit?
In order to get the most from your visit to the show it's a good idea to draw up a shortlist in advance of schools you'd like to meet. With this in mind, we have designed a location search service. You can also browse schools by age, and plot your route around the show using the floor plan.