British boarding schools heads, principals visit Accra


A delegation of a dozen principals and senior leaders will be visiting Accra in May to meet with parents, students, government ministers and business leaders at a UK Boarding School Exhibition following a recent surge of interest in the benefits of a British boarding education among Ghanaian families.

The main exhibition will be at Kempinski Gold Coast City, Accra on Saturday, May 7, 2022, organised by experienced educationalists – Mark Brooks Education and Anderson Education – with the full support of the UK’s Department for International Trade and British High Commission in Accra.

“The United Kingdom and Ghana enjoy shared values, a thriving trading relationship and a belief in the transformation that an outstanding, all-round education with strong pastoral care can make to futures of our young people,” said Mark Brooks, one of the organisers.

Many successful academics, artists, commercial leaders, lawyers, medics, musicians, politicians, scientists and sports people from across Ghana owe their resilience, self-confidence and success to the firm foundations they developed at a British boarding school.

“Choosing a school is one of the most important, emotional and financially significant decisions parents will make for their children. Time spent in early exploration, research and discussion with individual schools and specialist consultants is not only wise, it will also ensure that their sons and daughters will achieve their full potential in a happy, safe and secure environment,” said Sara Sparling, a Director at Anderson Education.

The 12 leading boarding schools visiting Accra include a range of different types of establishments from all-girls’ to co-educational, those that focus mainly on academics to others which have an emphasis on character development, schools which adhere to the traditional British curriculum, to others which follow a more internationally based approach.

The full list of schools taking part in the delegation includes ACS Cobham, Bishops Stortford College, Bromsgrove School, Bruton School for Girls, Cardiff Sixth Form College, Earlscliffe College, Rochester Independent College, St. Andrew’s College Cambridge, David Game College London, MPW Colleges, Westonbirt School, Wycliffe College, Wells Cathedral School, Royal Russell School.

“Our Ghanaian and West African boarders have always made a wonderful contribution to life at ACS International School Cobham, and we can’t wait to meet new prospective students and their families at UK Boarding Schools Week. I am personally looking forward so much to once again immerse into Ghanaian culture,” says Anastasia Cotton, one of the participants.

The free exhibition will be open from 11am to 4pm on Saturday, May 7 at the Kempinski Gold Coast City Accra, Ministries PMB, 66 Gamel Abdul Nasser Ave, Accra, Ghana.

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