According to The Independent Schools Council (ISC), in 2015 there were
47,385 non-British pupils studying at ISC member Schools, meaning
that 1 in every 5 pupils travelled from overseas to study. With these
figures still hot off the press, it seems an appropriate time to look the
other side of the coin and find out why Britain needs and welcomes
The lure of attending a UK boarding school is often due to the mad
mix of history, ethos, sporting tradition and prestige. If that wasn’t
enough, you get your own first class ticket to a leading university
and endless career prospects.
All this makes a UK boarding school education an attractive prospect
for an international student looking to further their education in
arguably the worlds’ most renowned education setting.
However, flipping the coin, international students are equally
attractive to UK boarding schools, colleges and universities
themselves. Not only do they raise academic standards with their
impressive work ethic, they bring much more to our scholarly table.
studying at London
universities last year
provided a £3 billion boost
to the UK economy and
helped support over 37,000
British Boarding Schools
the other side of the coin