Meetings with Parents and Students


We are happy to welcome you at our office in Munich for a personal consultation at any time. We are also available for consultations throughout Germany on various weekends.

Alternatively, we can arrange an online consultation via Zoom or MS Teams.

Dates for in-person meetings with parents:

 

Hamburg:

12 + 13 July 2024

Dusseldorf:

31 August 2024

Wiesbaden:

21 September 2024

"Helene had a great experience of success in hockey, and was able to be part of a community with a team spirit that she never experienced in Germany."

Visits by British Boarding Schools

We always enjoy visits by staff members from our British partner schools to our offices in Munich. If you would like to use the occasion to meet a staff member of a particular school in person, please feel free to contact us.

Upcoming visits by British boarding schools:

21 June 2024 Felsted School
incl. Drinks Reception
Munich
01 July 2024 Monkton Combe School Munich
22 July 2024 Wycliffe College Munich
8 August 2024 Gordonstoun Munich
9/10 October 2024 Haileybury
incl. candidate interviews
Munich
16 October 2024 Framlingham College  Munich

"And also from our perspective, it was a successful year for our daughter, who now deals with the language in a completely different way, has broadened her horizons on many levels"

07.06.2024

British General Election and VAT on School Fees

A new parliament will be elected in Britain on July 4. The possible changes in the balance of power in favor of the Labour Party could have an impact on the financial situation of British boarding schools. Independent schools in Britain, whether boarding or day schools, currently enjoy a VAT exemption as they are recognised as charities. This exemption has a long tradition dating back to the 19th century.

In the current election campaign, this tax exemption for independent schools is once again playing a significant role in the Labour Party's campaign programme. Although it is unclear whether and when changes will actually be implemented if the Labour Party wins the election, many independent schools - including our boarding schools - are preparing for the possible introduction of 20% VAT (Value Added Tax) on school fees as a precautionary measure. They will be able to reclaim part of this through deduction of VAT paid to third parties, and offset significant amounts through new revenue streams (summer courses, vacation lettings). Many schools have also been able to reduce their operating costs through energy-efficient renovations in recent years.

It is currently assumed that the schools will have to pass on about 8-12% of the additional costs from the introduction of VAT to the families. All schools are of course very keen to find a fair and balanced solution and minimise the financial impact on families. Many experts assume that the introduction of VAT on school fees will drag on legally, as Labour currently has no intention of introducing VAT on university tuition fees.

The current situation therefore is still very unclear. As soon as any concrete decisions are published, we will of course inform our families immediately.

22.05.2024

Rugby School: low-tech solution for a modern problem

Gareth Parker-Jones, Head of Rugby School, supports the thesis of social psychologist Jonathan Haidt in his book ‘The Anxious Generation’ that excessive safety concerns by parents and the frequent use of smartphones give children a restricted and unhappier childhood. Haidt, who is known for his research on moral psychology and social issues, argues that children are growing up in an over-regulated environment and are being deprived of formative experiences.

At Rugby School, as at most British boarding schools, access to smartphones is deliberately restricted to allow pupils to have a healthier development and happier childhood. According to Parker-Jones, these measures are showing positive results: Pupils and parents often welcome the relief from social media exposure. The headteacher sees the school as a pioneer in this area and emphasises the importance of providing opportunities and activities away from screens. You can read the full article here.

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