Independent Schools Show Summer Fair | Navigating the new normal

Event: Independent Schools Show Summer Fair

Date: Tuesday, 22 June 1000 - 1900

Location: Hurlingham Club, Ranelagh Gardens, London, SW6 3PR (London, UK).

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Navigating the new normal

Post-lockdown, many London families are reconsidering whether a city or country school would best suit their child. London has some of the world’s most academic independent schools, and children growing up in the capital enjoy extraordinary access to the city’s rich cultural diversity. But outside the city are a multitude of independent schools with acres of space, superb facilities and extended days, offering all the holistic benefits of residential education.

The Independent Schools Show Summer Fair is designed to help London parents consider all the options as they plan their child’s future.

The Fair brings together leading London and UK schools. Over 45 independent schools are exhibiting, making this a highly efficient way to gain an overview of the sector. Parents can meet key admissions teams, speak with heads and enquire about entry requirements at all stages. The Fair is organised into two distinct sections: one for families looking for London day schools; the other for boarding and relocation outside the capital.

Knight Frank, one of the Fair’s sponsors, will be on hand to help parents relate their school choices to property choices.

The Summer Fair is the climax of a nine week programme of events, featuring leading London and UK schools, plus education, property and financial experts. This online programme visits schools, meets leading heads and educationalists, discusses financial planning, scholarships and bursaries, and provides market intelligence about the London and re-location property markets.

Three Parent Forums will be recorded live from the Brewin Dolphin sponsored theatre at the Fair. Chaired by Ed Vaizey, these talks will also be available online.

Online talks are free for parents to watch.

Family Tickets for the Fair cost £25.Partners

The Independent Schools Show Summer Fair is sponsored by:

  • Knight Frank
  • Brewin Dolphin
  • Bonas MacFarlane Education

Media Partners:

  • Country & Town House Magazine
  • Tatler Magazine

Education partners:

  • Independent Schools Council
  • The Good Schools Guide

Charity partner:

  • Choose Love

Staying Safe At The Summer Fair

With easing of Covid-19 restrictions and growing demand from London parents eager to find the right school solutions, the show will follow safe guidelines and restrictions to ensure everyone’s safety and make it an enjoyable visit.

The Fair is split into four time slots so visitors can pick when they plan to attend and we are limiting numbers to ensure there is no overcrowding.

  • 1000 - 1200
  • 1230 - 1430
  • 1500 - 1700
  • 1730 - 1930

On arrival, temperatures will be read and full track and trace regulations will be followed.


What schools say about the Independent Schools Show:

“The show was truly brilliant. To have all that spread of expertise, passion, vigour and rigour under one rather spectacular roof is inspirational and uplifting.”

What parents say:

“More recently the family have started looking at country preps, which we liked a lot. We are now unsure whether to stay in London or to move out to Hampshire / Oxfordshire area. We are coming to the Fair for some guidance and to clarify our thoughts.”

What David Wellesley Wesley, the Show’s Founder, says:

“After 12 months of lockdown I am looking for ways to give my children more space and better access to the countryside. At the same time I fully appreciate the benefits of growing up in London. Like all parents attending the Fair, we will be using the event to help us decide what will be best for our two children.”

Notes to Editors

  • ISS includes the The Independent Schools Show, the world's largest school open day. We organise international exhibitions in Geneva, Monaco, New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Dubai and Istanbul. Visiting parents are both expatriates and families from these regions looking into UK education.
  • ISS is part of Next Step Education Ltd, a supplementary education group offering a comprehensive approach to education with expert guidance and private tuition.
  • The full list of schools exhibiting is updated constantly. The latest list is available here.

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