Consultants from Anderson Education, the UK boarding school specialists, will be visiting Bahrain for the 14th consecutive year.
They will provide free and impartial advice and guidance, recommend schools and also arrange field visits.
The experts will be available for consultation at the Bahrain Rugby Football Club in Janabiya between 2pm and 6pm on January 31.
Choosing a UK boarding school is a huge emotional and financial decision and the process can be daunting, particularly when you are living thousands of miles away.
The education of each and every child is one of the most important decisions parents can make and it is important to spend time researching the options; with access to the Internet children are increasingly involved in searching for the most suitable school.
It is recommended that families start researching their options 18 months to two years before entry.
They also need to arrange a visit to a shortlist of schools which will be geared towards the strengths and interest of your child, rather than rely on a well-staged open day.
Although schools need to demonstrate value by achieving top results, they also need to provide students with life skills to cope with the pressure of the 21st century.
Many schools are now offering a holistic approach to education with innovative ways of improving students’ well-being.
Schools are adopting techniques such as peer mentors, meditation, yoga, Mindfulness Club and an extensive pastoral care programme.
An outdoor education programme introduces pupils to risk management in a supportive school environment and enables them to demonstrate and adopt behaviours that will help them lead a productive and interesting life in which they are organised and flexible, willing to have a go and open to learning from their experiences.
They develop skills in leadership, risk evaluation, perseverance, problem solving, self-confidence, team working, social and communication skills, organisation and decision making.
The quality of a British education is recognised and respected worldwide; producing many of today’s leaders – whether it is in politics, finance, sport or the performing arts.
More than two-thirds of Britain’s Oscar-winning actors and 61 per cent of Rugby Premiership players went to independent schools.
The quality of teaching in small class sizes produces top grades; the academically able are stretched and challenged; support is given to those that need it.
Ninety-two pc of pupils in independent schools in the UK progress to higher education, including 56pc to Russel Group universities.
A boarding school education adds value by providing the opportunity to gain independence, confidence, courtesy, courage, kindness and compassion from living in a diverse and truly international environment.
Life in a boarding school is excellent preparation for university and employment as it provides many of the non-academic skills that employers are looking for.
Students leave school as independent young adults, with a practical skill-set, a rich awareness of the world around them and a real sense of self-worth.
Every parent wants to provide the best education possible for their children, so that they achieve their potential academically, personally and above all are happy.
A British boarding education provides all of this, plus lots of opportunities in sport, music, art and drama to develop well-rounded young adults prepared for the next step in life.
“You give your child one chance at education, make sure it is exceptional!”