UK Boarding School Exhibition

Principals from leading British schools will visit Abuja & Lagos to “promote benefits and establish partnerships.”


A delegation of 17 Heads and senior leaders from top UK schools will be visiting Nigeria in May to meet with families at the “UK Boarding Schools Week” fair – to discuss the benefits of a British boarding education and establish partnerships with Principals. The exhibitions take place on Wednesday 3rd May from 3 pm – 5 pm at Transcorp Hilton Abuja then in Lagos at The Wheatbaker Hotel, Ikoyi on Saturday 6th May from 11 am to 4 pm, as well as Receptions for Heads and educational leaders.

Commenting on some of the benefits of an education in the UK, Ian Lawrence from Haberdasher’s Monmouth School explains: “Our values are similar to Nigerian values” and we offer “a broad education, opportunities to let their children thrive in a multitude of different areas academics, music, and everything.”“West African families are attracted to TASIS England,” says Bryan Nixon, Head of School, “because of the sense of family and belonging that we have, the quality of engagement in their learning, and the expanse of our co-curricular offerings.”The events are fully supported by the British Deputy High Commission in Lagos and are in association with the UK’s Department for Business & Trade (DBT).

The boarding school exhibitions are organized by award-winning educationalist Mark Brooks Education, a DBT Export Champion who has been advising West African families for 15 years. The top boarding schools visiting Nigeria include a range of different types of establishments from all-girls or all-boys to co-educational; those that focus mainly on academics to others that have an emphasis on character development, schools that adhere to the traditional British curriculum to others that follow a more internationally based approach.

The full list of schools taking part in the delegation include:


Bedford School, Box Hill, Cardiff Sixth Form College, Culford, David Game College, Haberdashers Monmouth, LVS Ascot, Mount Kelly, Rendcomb College, Rochester Independent College, Rossall, St Andrew’s College Cambridge, St George’s Ascot, St Swithun’s, TASIS England, Truro High School for Girls, Wellington School.

Reflecting on strong communications offered at UK schools, Cory Lowde, Headmaster of Box Hill School comments: “The concerns that parents might have are concerns for us as well. So we are going to monitor every child really closely.” I am particularly excited to welcome students from West Africa because of their outgoing personality, the way they contribute to our school community, and their sense of responsibility,” he adds.

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