The Return to Boarding School

Wednesday 15 July 2020 
10:30am - 11:30am

Starting at boarding school is always a big event. The transition from living at home to living at school after extended lockdown raises new challenges.

This online event is designed to help British and international parents prepare their children to return or start at boarding school this autumn. It will also cover how schools are handling admissions.


  • Ben Evans, Head Elect, Windlesham House School
  • Julia Harrington, Headmistress, Queen Anne’s School
  • Grace Moody-Stuart, Good Schools Guide


  • The re-opening of UK boarding schools
  • How to prepare your child this for the return to school
  • Safety and guidelines for pupils & staff
  • How quarantining will work
  • How admissions are working - virtual open days, deadlines, interviews & assessments

The Parents Forum brings together the brightest thinkers from education, finance, property & law, alongside the most respected independent school leaders to help parents as they plan their child’s educational journey.

The Good Schools Guide Parents Forum is organised by the Independent Schools Show in partnership with The Good Schools Guide.

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Grace Moody-Stuart - Good Schools Guide

Grace has worked for the Guide for over 14 years. She has extensive experience of advising parents about schools and education. With four school age children of her own, all at different kinds of school, Grace understands the pressures and anxieties that parents experience surrounding decisions about the education of their children.



Founded in 1837, Windlesham was one of the first prep schools in the UK and the first to go co-ed. Windlesham children have that rare combination of excellence, happiness and aplomb. We believe that children only truly achieve if they are happy in their environment. This permeates the school with a big emphasis on pastoral care, making sure the school becomes a genuine ‘home from home’.



Queen Anne's is an independent boarding and day school for girls with over 440 pupils aged 11 to 18 years. High aspirations combined with a positive approach to learning creates an environment where girls can grow into motivated, decisive and self-assured individuals. The school is renowned for academic success alongside a rich programme of extra-curricular opportunities and excellence in the arts, drama, music and sport.

  Saturday 14 November 2020 10:00-17:00
Sunday 15 November 2020 10:30-16:30

  Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London, SW8 4NW