9-10 November
Battersea Evolution
Independent Schools Show
The show helps thousands of families
Over 240 leading schools
Advice from education's
brightest thinkers
Plan the next steps for your child
Meet the leading schools
Meet the most respected heads
Make the right decisions for your child
Advance tickets are free (£15 on the door)

Plan your child's future

The Independent Schools Show helps thousands of families each year to plan the next steps for their children.

The show brings together the leading schools, the brightest thinkers and the most respected heads to help you make the right decisions for your child.



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Exams every year from the age of seven, hyper competitive entrance exams for boys and girls at 11+ and 13+, Common Entrance; many parents are asking is there another way?<


In 1997 he took up a vocational career in teaching, first at Worth School and then as Head of English and Director of Admissions at Downside School. The independent Good Schools Guide says of Neil’s leadership at WCCS: ‘Under Neil’s visionary yet kindly leadership, this has become an inspiring school that is going from strength to strength.’

Neil lives in London and is married to Philippa. They have two children: Miranda (13) who is at Godolphin and Latmyer School, and Edmund (12) who is at WCCS, and heading to KCS Wimbledon in 2020.

Helen LoweHelen Lowe has been Head of Bute House Preparatory School for Girls since 2012. During her thirty years’ career in education Helen has worked extensively in both the maintained and independent sectors, at secondary and primary schools, teaching English and Drama. She is a Governor at Hampton Boys’ School, a member of the Governors’ Education Committee at Latymer Upper School, a Team Inspector for ISI and sits on the Members and Accreditation Committee for the GSA.

Helen is committed to ensuring children move on to the ‘right school for them’ at 11+. Her school’s non-competitive academic ethos is unique; girls are encouraged to run their own best race. She works tirelessly with parents to choose the right school for their daughter and to support them in their navigation of the 11+ minefield!

Helen is married with two grown-up children and enjoys all aspects of the Arts in her spare time.


She joined the school in 1993 as a history and Latin teacher, before taking on the Headship of Eaton House The Manor Pre-Preparatory School in 2001, and Eaton House The Manor Girls’ School in 2008.

According to Mrs Segrave, an outstanding education is one where teachers are emotionally connected with their pupils and where the relationships between the staff, pupils and parents are bound in a common sense of purpose. She wants Eaton House The Manor Boys’ School to combine rigorous academics with a warm and happy atmosphere and the wellbeing of her pupils and staff is of tremendous importance to her.

She ensures that on her watch every boy is known, noticed and supported and she is ambitious for all Eaton House The Manor pupils to 'look up and out' and play an active role in the school and wider community.

Brendan first joined NBH Senior Hampstead in 2017 and since then the school has achieved record results for two years in a row and secured its prominent ranking in the Sunday Times Results tables. Brendan's philosophy is that schools should be great fun places to come to work and to learn - and that by setting the expectations levels very high, whilst supporting rather than pressurising pupils, excellent academic outcomes will follow. 

Extending his role as Headteacher across the ‘Outstanding’ and fellow high-achieving NBH Senior Canonbury this academic year, Brendan is looking to implement best practice across both NBH Senior Schools, maintaining that happy children learn best. His and the NBH focus is firmly on the whole child, their whole environment, and their well-being, ensuring students are happy and removing all potential barriers to learning to give them the best possible life chances.

Brendan studied Geography at Durham (Hatfield College) before completing his PGCE in Secondary Education at the Institute of Education, University of London.  Following that he completed his MA in Geography in Education. Brendan is married to Sarah and together they have four teenage children (Madeleine, Isabelle, Grace and Freddie). As a result, Mr Pavey brings an innate sense of understanding with regards to the challenges and rewards of guiding children on the transition from pre-teen to young adult. He has been a guest speaker at the Wellington Festival of Education as well as at many Cognita Conferences, and featured in the press on educational topics including mixed ability, noisy classrooms, and student wellbeing.

  Saturday 9 November 2019 10:00-17:00
Sunday 10 November 2019 10:30-16:30

  Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park,  London, SW8 4NW