Hello from summery Oxford!
At the moment not a day goes by without one of us at von Bülow Education engaging in a lengthy conversation about Brexit with a concerned parent from Europe. Will we need a visa for our boarding school stay? Will the schools change and still be any good? Will our children still be welcome?
To shed a little light on this matter our Managing Director Ferdinand Steinbeis spoke to the senior staff at several renowned British boarding schools, including Sevenoaks School, Ardingly College and Oakham School. We are posting transcripts of these interviews in a serious of blog posts titled 'Brexit and British Boarding Schools'.
The key take-aways from the interviews so far are:
- The schools will do their utmost to continue to make international pupils feel as welcome as they always have at British boarding schools. Also, the quality of the education and progressive, international outlook will stay the same.
- It is still unclear whether a visa will be necessary for EU families. In the event that visas will be introduced, the schools will do everything in their power to make the process as seamless as possible. Ben Figgis Headmaster of Ardingly College would even contemplate footing the cost!
- Enjoy the weak Pound Sterling for as long as it lasts!
We sincerely hope that you will find the interviews insightful and - at least to a certain degree - reassuring.
Yours von Bülow Education Team